Jun 14 AT 10:42 AM Nick Gray 16 Comments

FCC documents reveal specs for upcoming Asus Nexus tablet


It’s been a year since the debut of the Nexus 7, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone what Google and Asus are gearing up to launch its successor. The ASUS Nexus K009 tablet has made its way through the FCC with documentation which lists quite a few of the device’s internal components. Specs include a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ-8064 S4 Pro processor, 4,000 mAh Li-ion battery, LTE connectivity compatible with T-Mobile and AT&T here in the US and a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera. A similarly named ASUS K008 was recently hit the Bluetooth SIG, suggesting that a WiFi-only variant may be an option for those who do not need a constant LTE connection.

While not specifically listed, the assumption can be made that the ASUS Nexus K009 tablet will feature a 7 to 8 inch display. We have no clue when the Nexus 7 replacement will be available through Google Play or how much it will sell for. Do you think the ASUS Nexus K009 and its spec bump make it a worthy successor to the beloved Nexus 7?

Via: Engadget

Source: FCC

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • redraider133

    Loved the original nexus 7, can’t wait for a more beefed up version!

  • clocinnorcal

    Sounds decent enough for a lower price point. I would be interested in this device.

  • Roxing

    Considering the Sony Tablet Z runs on the same processor, and on a 1080p screen (which we hope the next Nexus 7 is having), and the Tablet Z runs perfectly well and performs good. I can imagine the pure Android, and Android 4.3 will fair really well on a $200-250 device.

    • Matthew

      I read some rumours that there may be a small price increase in the nexus 7 line up. The reason for this speculation being that the inexpensive 7 inch market has become saturated with many devices, Google may go slightly better spec’d and slightly more expensive.

      Its just a rumour and it doesn’t sound like Google to me.

  • CTown

    It’s good to see a small tablet running on something more powerful than a dual core OMAP4. It seems we are finally back to where the Nexus devices are raising the bar when it comes to hardware. Hopefully, the screen will be at least the same resoultion of the newest phones. Can the Nexus SEVEN really feature an eight inch screen?

    I wonder if this will debut with Google’s smart watch. Though, I think the concept Asus was working on was much better: tablet companions. I just wish the Asus MeMic wasn’t so ugly. Does anyone know if Asus is still working on the idea?

    • redraider133

      The original nexus 7 ran the quad core Tegra 3…

  • Kilgore Trout

    “…a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera…” –> It’s about time!!!

  • jonstle

    Look like it will be a worthwhile update! can’t wait to see what it looks like. Wondering if there will be an OS update to go along with it.

  • phor11

    Front facing speakers?
    That’s really the only gripe I have with the Nexus7.

  • Zach

    Based on the Bluetooth pic posted on Android Police, I’ve done a little color work and discovered what I believe to the edge of the screen/bezel. I mapped it out in this pic and also added the original Nexus 7 with equalized screens for size comparison.


    • Ketan

      Yes I noticed that too, question is:
      Will they reduce the physical size due to smaller bezel and give us the same 7″ diagonal size screen area OR
      Will they keep the same physical size as the current nexus 7 and due to to smaller bezel, this will result in a screen area of say 7.5-8″?

      • masterpfa

        2nd option would be nice. Larger display for near enough the same overall size (with full 1080p resolution, lol (I don’t ask for much))

  • amgala

    I recently sold my N7 to a friend in anticipation of the 2nd gen. I can’t wait to get it!

  • donger

    Excited for the New Nexus 7.

  • Nathan D.

    Can’t wait to see the next version

  • MikeG

    Any idea when this might be released?