Google on Wednesday confirmed the arrival of a new Nexus 7 tablet, that was subject to many leaks these days. Thinner and lighter, it has a screen of 1920 x 1200 pixels, 323 pixels per inch. It also comes with Android 4.3.
The announcement is not a surprise for those who follow a little news. Google on Wednesday confirmed the imminent launch of a second generation tablet of Nexus 7, more powerful, fine and especially equipped with a more defined screen, as the display changes to 1920 x 1200 pixels, although 7.02 inches is still on, with 323 dots per inch.
The overall design is similar to that of the first generation of Nexus 7 tablet, with a black back, soft touch, and on front the edges are glazed, shinier. Dimensions are scaled down: the edges of the screen goes to 2.75 mm only on the sides, and the thickness of 1.8 mm wins for sure, the idea being to held it in one hand.
Inside the tablet, Google promises a significantly faster configuration, with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core processor, supported by 2GB of RAM and Adreno graphics controller. The Nexus 7 v2 also embeds WiFi controllers 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC, as well as HDMI output. A version of 4G/LTE will also be available with broad compatibility at frequency ranges: Google promises indeed that its tablet will be the only one to use all existing LTE networks in the U.S., regardless of the operator.
Equipped with high stereo speakers, it uses a virtual surround system developed by the Fraunhofer Institute, which is capable of simulating a sound via the 5.1 speakers but through headphones. The tablet is also equipped with two image sensors (1.2 megapixel at front, 5 megapixel camera on the back). Finally, it is natively compatible with the wireless charging devices that meets the Qi standard.
The tablet will come with Android 4.3 (details to come), which will be proposed in the next hour update on the previous generation of Nexus devices (4, 7, 10 and Galaxy Nexus).
The tablet will be available in three versions: 16GB WiFi at $229, 32GB WiFi at $269 and 32GB Wi-Fi + 4G/LTE for 349 dollars. It will be widely distributed in the United States this week and in a dozen countries in the coming weeks.