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Google Nexus 7 2.0 press shots leak

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Leaked Nexus 7 2.0 press shot

Press images of the next Google Nexus 7 tablet appear to have leaked onto the internet, confirming some of the device's previously rumoured specs in the process.

The above image was tweeted by the ever-reliable @evleaks. It shows a new Nexus 7-inch tablet with a number of interesting features.

Its design isn't a million miles away from the original Google Nexus 7, but if anything it appears longer. This could be due to a slightly thinner side bezel and the lack of surrounding chrome, but it does make the top and bottom bezel appear extremely thick - especially when compared to something like the iPad mini.

A side-on picture also makes the device appear thinner and sleeker than before.

The main images also confirms a major spec detail. Unlike the original Nexus 7, the new Nexus 7 will sport a rear-facing camera, which is said to be a 5-megapixel example. The front camera is said to be a 1.2-megapixel unit.

According to this latest report, the second generation Google Nexus 7 will come in 16GB and 32GB variants, so no hamstrung 8GB version this time around.

We could be set to see the device officially unveiled on Wednesday of this week, as Google is holding a special event hosted by Sundar Pichai. It should see the first official showing of Android 4.3, and we know that Google loves to show off its new mobile operating systems with fresh hardware.

Next, read our Nexus 7 2 vs Nexus 7 comparison for all the features we'd like to see.

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eyecandy

July 23, 2013, 11:14 am

Unfortunately it still looks cheap, and a 5Mo + 1.2 back / front cameras really makes you guess that's where 50% of the coming improvements will be. I had both the Ipad mini and the Nexus 7 in my hands and even if I don't like Apple products in general and was on my way to get Google's new "wonder", I just couldn't get myself to buy it seeing the overall quality and feel of the mini. That bezel is such a daft move. The beauty of the mini is that it feels you're holding a screen, and pdf view fits right in, no need for scrolling, bright screen, eyecatching. Seriously, google should add joypads and buttons on each side, that'd make sense. I'm hoping this is not the final version otherwise I'll wait for the 2016 edition...

Hamish Campbell

July 23, 2013, 7:30 pm

Isn't the Nexus two thirds of the price? I would have thought that makes it pretty compelling.

eyecandy

July 24, 2013, 12:38 am

It is :) I was about to buy it that day but as I said once I had both in my hands I just felt like I was going to be a guinea pig-like early adopter. The mini is a bit too large to sit in one hand (and mine are big) and the nexus is definitely better in that respect (and in many others), but I feel they could do way better screen- and bezel-wise.

Hamish Campbell

July 27, 2013, 8:30 am

I get that, no matter how cheap something, if you are just gonna sit there using it thinking 'I wish i'd bought the other one' it's not worth it.

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