Next-gen Nexus 7 2 Specs Revealed by Analyst: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU

Nexus 7 2 specs

Google will reportedly unveil the next-gen Nexus 7, unofficially dubbed Nexus 7 2, at the Google I/O event scheduled to debut on May 15th. Meanwhile, an analyst of KGI Securities has revealed the Nexus 7 specifications.

The next gen Nexus 7 will be co-developed by Google and Asus and it will keep the 7-inch display with 16:10 aspect ratio. Despite keeping the same size and aspect ratio, the display will receive an upgrade. It was reported that the Nexus 7 2 will sport a 1920 x 1200 pixels display with LTPS technology, which promises a picture quality comparable with the one of the Retina Display iPad tablets. Anyway, the Asus 7-inch will have to compete on the same segment as Apple’s iPad Mini and sources say that the 7.9-inch iOS tablet will also receive a Retina Display.

The Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset of the Nexus 7 will be replaced by a more powerful Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC manufactured by Qualcomm, the same unit used for the popular smartphone model, LG Nexus 4.

While the first generation Nexus 7 only had a not-so-satisfying front-facing camera, the new Nexus 7 tablet will come with a 2 megapixel user-facing camera and a primary sensor mounted on the back with a 5 megapixel sensor. The Nexus 7 specs list also includes Bluetooth, WiFi, and NFC module.

All these features will be powered by a Li-Ion 4,000 mAh battery, slightly smaller than the 4,325 mAh unit fitted on the previous generation, but it will integrate wireless charging support.

The next-gen Nexus 7 will come pre-loaded with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, as the new Android iteration will be unveiled at Google I/O event.

From the yet-unconfirmed reports we also find out that Google might set the same price for the new Nexus 7: $199 for the 16 GB WiFi-only model, making the 7 incher a powerful competitor for the iPad Mini and iPad Mini 2.

Anyway, we are advising you to take the reports with a pinch of salt, as it would be wiser to wait for the Google I/O to kick off and learn more about the next-gen Nexus 7.

  • Pedro M

    Great! Makes my “old nexus 7″ wich i bought 5 months ago look like crap! And leaving me feeling like a bigger piece of crap. Thanks google and asus.

    Pedro M.

    • Athanasios Babanelos

      Each year companies presents their new products. You should now that…. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/kate.perry.545849 Kate Perry

    One other new Android tablet to launch this month that’s worth reviewing is the Icoo 7GS – 3G — available through a site called TabletSprint — this new 7 Inch tablet rivals the $300 Nexus 7 3G edition, with all the same features, but sells for about $200 — and features a Quad Core processor, WiFi, an HD 1280*800 IPS screen, GPS and Bluetooth and 3G HSPA+ internet and phone call connection through any GSM carrier, including AT&T and T-Mobile… certainly worth checking out–

  • Andy7

    This will be a huge disappointment if it ships with the S4 Pro rather than the Snapdragon 800, the display and camera aren’t really all that compelling if they only come with the marginally better chip. I have looked at all the benchmarks for the S4Pro and its not great enough to warrant selling a current Nexus 7 for such a minor upgrade. I really hope it ships with Snapdragon 800 otherwise I think the smart people will wait a little longer for a device that does.