Google intros new Asus-made Nexus 7 with Android 4.3, 1920 x 1200 pixels display, LTE
Google has finally announced its brand new Nexus 7, which leaked all over the place in the last few days. There’s nothing surprising about the new tablet, as we already knew most of the novelties it would bring.
Still, we must report the official features. Here they are:
- 7 inch display with 1920 x 1200 pixels and 323ppi. With this, the new Nexus offers the world’s highest-res 7 inch display. Everything, including text, looks way sharper
- LTE (apparently only for the US)
- NFC, HDMI
- dual stereo speakers with virtual surround sound technology from Fraunhofer
- 1.2MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear camera with 1080p video
- 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM
- 16GB / 32GB of internal memory
- new battery that provides 1 extra hour of power compared to the original Nexus 7
- wireless charging capabilities
- 2mm thinner than the original, and 50 grams lighter
The new Google Nexus 7 is made by Asus, and runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean – which, of course, was also announced today. 4.3 isn’t a major update, its features including multi-user support with “restricted profiles”, and support for Bluetooth LE (low energy).
As you may already know, prices for the new Nexus 7 will start at $229 (16GB version). For $40 more ($269), you’ll be able to get the Nexus 7 32GB. Both will be released on July 30 via all major US retailers. They’re going to be available in other markets as well, including Canada, the UK, Germany, Australia, Japan and more.
Update: the LTE-capable Nexus 7 will have 32GB of internal memory, costing $349. It’ll be compatible with LTE networks on AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.
Via Google (YouTube)