Asus seems to be working on pushing out a refresh to the insanely-popular Nexus 7. According to The Next Web, some screenshots have been shared on Google+ that show an Asus support executive being quite liberal with information regarding a tablet dubbed the K009, which is believed to be the codename for the Nexus 7 refresh. All of this information was revealed by the support executive in a live chat with an interested customer, who went on to post the screenshots on Google+.
According to the staffer, the next-gen Nexus 7 will keep the 7-inch display of the previous tablet, but will have a better resolution of 1920 x 1080. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor by Qualcomm and will have 2GB of RAM. There will be 32GB of internal storage, and connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LTE. The back of the tablet will have a 5 megapixel shooter and the front will have a 1.2 megapixel camera. Interestingly, the tablet is said to be running on Android 4.3.
A next-gen Nexus 7 will probably be announced in the coming weeks
Back in June, the K009 tablet was spotted making the rounds in FCC tests and Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) certifications. The Bluetooth SIG certification describes it as: “This tablet features a 7” LED-backlit capacitive multitouch screen for easy carrying and fantastic multi-media experience everywhere. It is empowered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad-core CPU with the highest performance. Wireless networking ensures simple connection to the Internet without wires.”
Other details revealed include a 4000 mAh battery and a display supplied by Japan Display Inc. With the FCC tests and Bluetooth certification done, we expect the new Asus-made Nexus 7 to be announced in the coming weeks.