New Nexus 7 with Android 4.3 apparently spotted at the FCC in two versions, Wi-Fi-only and GSM

by: Chris SmithJune 14, 2013
Nexus 7

Nexus family with Nexus 7 in the middle

A new report says that the device recently seen at the Bluetooth SIG is actually the new Nexus 7 tablet, which has been spotted at the FCC, (there’s actual documentation to prove that the device is actually part of the Nexus family).

TechTastic, a source of reliable leaks in the past, says that the Asus K008 device, which we saw earlier at the Bluetooth SIG, has been spotted at the FCC, but that’s something we already knew.

Nexus 7 Bluetooth SIG

Asus K008 (seen at the Bluetooth SIG in this screenshot) is apparently the Wi-Fi version of the new Nexus 7 | Image Credit: TechTastic

The 7-inch Asus K008 is the mysterious tablet running a new version of Android (JWR11, which is supposedly Android 4.3 Jelly Bean) that has been seen at the Bluetooth SIG a few days ago. The SIG clearly says that we’re looking at a 7-inch device:

The tablet features a 7″ LED-backlit capacitive multitouch screen for easy carrying and fantastic multi-media experience everywhere. Wireless networking Ensures simple connection to the Internet without wires.

At the time the K008 was spotted, we wondered whether this is the new Nexus 7, although there was no actual proof to suggest this actually is the second-generation device Android fans are waiting for. For what it’s worth, the first-gen tablet has model number ME370T, which looks nothing like these new model numbers.

Asus K008

Asus K008 FCC Label | Image credit: FCC

Now TechTastic seems to indicate that the K008 is the Nexus 7 Wi-Fi model and provides an image from the available FCC documentation for the MSQK008 (above), which is the same image we have showed you a few days ago.

Nexus 7

Nexus 7 key components according to TechTastic | Image Credit: TechTastic

But on top of that, the publication also offers a table that supposedly includes suppliers for various components of the Nexus 7 (above) and claims the device will offer the following specs:

  • 7-inch display (1920 x 1200 or 1080p) resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064)
  • Adreno 320 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage
  • 5-megapixel camera
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • NFC
  • Wi-Fi 80211n with dual-badn
  • LTE
  • (possibly) Qi wireless charging
  • profile: 7.5 to 8mm

Some of the specs here are definitely in line with what has been written before about the tablet, but they can’t be confirmed at this time.

Moving on to the list of key component provided by TechTastic, we noticed a model number listed for the mainboard, ME571KL, which could be an actual model number for the upcoming Nexus 7. A similar model number, ME571, has been spotted by Chinese site VR-Zone on NCC filings (Taiwan’s FCC-like authority) for two tablets, the Asus K008 (ME571K) and the Asus K009 (ME571L), which the Chinese publication says are the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+3G/4G versions, respectively, of the new Nexus 7.

Nexus 7 NCC filings

Nexus 7 NCC Filings | Image Credit: VR-Zone

Sure, you’ll say that this isn’t an official confirmation that the device spotted at the Bluetooth SIG is indeed the Android 4.3-running second-gen Nexus 7. But we have more screenshots and documents to show you.

Nexus 7 FCC filing for Asus K009

Asus K009 FCC Label | Image credit: FCC

Next we’ll move to a new set of images, taken right from the Asus K900 FCC filling report (above and below), with one of them clearly mentioning the “nexus” name (below) – it’s worth pointing out that the “nexus” name appears twice in the available documents. The filling also contains the same ME571KL model number under mainboard, although not all the other components as provided by TechTastic are present. Interestingly, the Asus K008 FCC documents do not have “nexus” listed anywhere.

Nexus 7 FCC

Asus K009 FCC Filling shows “Nexus” under brand name | Image credit: FCC

With all that in mind, it looks like we have positively identified the Nexus 7, and while we’ll still hold on to our grain of salt, just to be sure, we’ll look forward to see more details about these Asus K008 and Asus K009 devices hit the web. After all, the tablet is rumored to arrive at some point in July.

  • Guest

    I don’t see “Nexus” anywhere in any of the images. Am I missing something?

    • Nick Schiwy

      Check the filing report; the large table near the end of the article

    • bungadudu

      Yea, you didn’t see “nexus” in the above set of images.

      Quote : Asus K009 FCC Filling shows “Nexus” under brand name | Image credit: FCC

      Maybe you’re missing your spectacles?


    This is not the Nexus 7. It is the Asus Memo Pad FHD 10 which is a 10 inch tablet that was shown during Computex. You can see it here.

    • bozzykid

      So why does the FCC filing say it is a Nexus device?

    • SSIntimidator

      It’s labeled as a 7″ tablet in the filings.


        I don’t see a screen size mentioned anywhere actually. It’s being assumed due to the battery size…but it could be the Asus MemoPad HD…their 7 inch model. It could be the Nexus 7 but the Asus logo appearing horizontal doesn’t match up with how the original Nexus 7 FCC filing had the logo in portrait. Seems odd for a 7 inch tablet to be branded horizontally and not vertically. I guess we’ll see in the coming weeks.


          Oh and Samsung called the Galaxy Note 10.1 a Nexus in their fcc filings even though only the Nexus 10 was a ‘Nexus’. No idea why.

        • Fiveohfour5oh4

          Regardless of whether you see it or not it indeed says 7″ in the filing, the only assumptions are yours about conclusions being made based on the battery. If you have a issue with the 08 model showing its screen size but not the 09 then just look at the LCD panel model numbers and you have match and a verified 7″ part.

  • mystilleef

    I wish Asus didn’t build the 2nd Generation Nexus 7. The build quality of the current Nexus 7 is horrible. Mine is falling apart. I’m also glad they’re not using a Tegra processor. I don’t know how good the Tegra 4 is, but I’m not impressed by the Tegra 3 at all.

    • Zach Mauch

      What are you talking about? That thing is rock solid. never had a problem with mine. Sold it a couple months ago and it still looked brand new.

      • mystilleef

        The screen on my nexus 7 is falling off. The camera is terrible. So also are the speakers. The Bluetooth driver for the device is buggy. Wi-Fi works but it’s slow and single band. There’s definitely some bandwidth and caching issues with the memory, GPU and CPU because the device begins to lag after a day or 2 of usage. I don’t know if Google or Asus writes the drivers for the device but they feel half baked. Especially the Bluetooth driver. Battery life is mediocre. I can go on. The nexus 7 is still my favorite device, but its build quality is terrible. I feel the nexus 10 is better built.

        • SSIntimidator

          Nobody uses a tablet for its camera. C’mon son.

          • mystilleef

            Nobody video chats in hangout or Skype on their nexus 7?

          • SSIntimidator

            So the complaint is a front facing camera is subpar. Find me a front facing camera on any device that is worthy of not complaining about.

          • mrjayviper

            saw several people using their tablet as cameras (still pics) last monday. so you’re statement is already wrong. You may not use it but there are people out there who does.

          • SSIntimidator

            How is that possible, there’s no option to take pictures. Even still, I hope they enjoy their shitty photos.

        • lala

          it’s cheap. how can you expect a premium feel on a cheap tablet? N7 looks and feels cheap because it’s a cheap tablet, But it’s solid. seriously, if you can stand it for a year, then it’s not that bad.

          on the other hand, nexus 10 is a high end device so its build is much better, of course.

          • mystilleef

            The nexus 4 and 10 are “cheap” relatively speaking. Yet, their build quality and performance rivals and sometimes even beats their premium and high end counterparts. Please, not the “cheapness” argument. Are we now stooping to using baseless arguments from Apple fanatics? When did this community start excusing mediocrity?

        • Alex Murphy

          If you bought your Nexus 7 from Google Play, just call them up. The support is GREAT. My Nexus wouldn’t start one day and they shipped me a new one rigtht away, and I sent the old one back in the same box. You couldn’t have had it for more than a year yet lol.

    • mystilleef

      This discussion prompted me to write a rant about my experience using the first generation nexus 7 for a year. In brief, I’m not happy with Asus building the second generation nexus 7.

  • Matthew Wypyszinski

    not gonna lie, those camras seem kinda dated….guess you cannot complain if it is the nexus though considering historically its been 200 for the baseline model