Earlier today, Google invited the press to a July 24th event in San Francisco likely for an upgraded NExus 7 tablet, and we heard that the tablet will cost $229 for 16GB and $269 for 32GB. Retailers are also supposedly gearing up to receive stock of the device as early as July 20th and having firesales on the current versions.
Over at 9to5Google, we now have a gallery of images of what will likely be the next Nexus 7 tablet (by way of Android Central). Reports claim that the device will again be manufactured by ASUS and come in 16GB and 32GB models.
The tablet features two cameras, a 1.2MP shooter on the front and a 5MP rear made by Chicony.
As far as specs go, the Nexus 7 v2 is listed as having a Qualcomm APQ8064 motherboard with a Snapdragon S4 pro processor. The device is also said to have a whopping 4GB of DDR3L RAM?!?!, though that may not turn out to be correct. The tablet will also supposedly feature stereo speakers. These specs are exactly the same as what KGI analyst Mingchi Kuo predicted way back in May of this year.
Design wise, the device features a look similar to the original model. The volume rocker and power button are on the left hand side, while the microUSB port is on the bottom. It appears to be relatively thick for a 7-inch tablet and is made out of what looks like a similar rubber material….
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Finally, the next-gen Nexus 7 is said to ship with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
The Nexus 7 is arguably Apple’s biggest competitor in the tablet market space, notably against the iPad mini. With a lower price point, the ASUS-made Nexus 7 is often more popular with budget-minded customers than the iPad mini, with the device helping Android take the lead in the tablet market, according to IDC data.
View the video of the device below: