With rumors that a follow up to the successful Nexus 7 will be announced at a Google held event July 24, Android Central has just posted the first pictures of what they are calling the new Nexus 7.
Leaked by a source who wants to remain anonymous, the new Nexus 7, or the ASUS ME571K_PR1_SKU2 as it’s labeled, looks to be exactly what we expected. The back has been reworked, gone is the driving glove texture from the first generation Nexus 7, and there’s said to be a spec bump in nearly every area. There are now two cameras, a 1.2MP front-facing camera and a 5MP rear, as well as a 7-inch LCD display, Snapdragon S4 Pro, 4GB of DDR3, Android 4.3 and either 16 or 32GB of storage. All of these specs could change at any time, we’ve already heard rumors and seen certifications that are different, but don’t expect anything radical.
Other than the specs and redesigned back, there’s not a whole lot else that’s changed. The button placement is the same, it uses a micro USB port and looks to be about the same thickness as the original Nexus 7. Google has essentially taken the original Nexus 7, and made it better. Which is certainly not a bad thing. There is the strange addition of a phone dialer (which looks like it could just be the pin unlock widget), feel free to let your mind wander with that one.
If this is the new Nexus 7, what do you think? Only a week left until we know for sure.