The Nexus 7 was definitely one of the most interesting Android-powered tablets of the last couple of years and as you probably expected Google has a successor in the works. Unofficially dubbed Nexus 7 2, the tablet was a very well kept secret, as it barely leaked over the past couple of months.
Even though we didn’t get to see too many leaked photos of the next-gen Nexus 7, a lot of rumors regarding the technical specs of the 7 incher made the headlines lately.
The guys at Engaget have confirmed once more that the next-gen Nexus 7 will be a 7-inch tablet with HD display and that it will run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box, while featuring dual cameras. We are talking about a 5 megapixel camera mounted on the back, and a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
Sources say that the terminal will have support for wireless charging and that it will have a price of $ 269.
Rumor has it that Nexus 7 2 will hit the shelves of the US retail stores on July 31, after it will be officially unveiled during a Google press event scheduled for July 24.
It’s worth mentioning that the price above is for the 32 GB model and that its technical specifications also include a quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU. It’s probably the Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset that was also used for the Nexus 4.
Of course, the Nexus 7 2 will also be available for purchase via Google Play store and most of the reports are showing that it will have the same price points as its predecessor. If so, then expect the new Nexus 7 to have a price of $ 199 for the 16 GB model, $ 249 for the 32 GB model, and $ 299 for the Nexus 7 2 variant with 32 GB of storage and WiFi+Cellular support.
Anyway, we the Nexus 7 price and specs details were not officially confirmed, therefore we are recommending you to take the rumor with a pinch of salt. As I was mentioning above the next-gen Nexus 7 is expected to be announced this week, so it’s wiser to wait until the official launch event before jumping into conclusions.