Hands-on images, video, and benchmarks of the new Nexus 7
You probably had enough new Nexus 7 leaks already, but this one is special, because it offers clear, undisputable images of the new device from Google and Asus, along with a full set of specs and benchmarks. Yup, Google could probably go ahead and send out the press release at this point.
The folks at Android Police got their hands on images and a video of the new Nexus 7 posing from every possible angle. A sample of the gallery is below, and check out the hands-on video after that.
As you can see, the two set of press renders that leaked earlier this week were spot on. According to the person who took the pics, the back of the new Nexus 7 has a rubbery finish similar to that of the Nexus 10, which is great for usability, but might not look that good after prolonged usage.
Not content with spilling the beans on the appearance of the new Nexus 7, the AP crew also peered inside the device to clarify the conflicting reports about the specifications of the device. We are looking at a 1920 x 1200 LCD display (1824 x 1200 considering the navigation bar) with a great 320 ppi density, that should ensure a crisp UI and a lovely user experience. Underneath the display, there’s a Snapdragon S4 Pro clocked at 1.5GHz, which you may recognize from the Nexus 4.
There’s 2GB of RAM, not 4GB as it was briefly speculated due to a misunderstanding a while back. The rest of the specs are the ones we already knew – 16GB/32GB of internal storage, a 5MP rear camera, a 1MP front camera, LTE connectivity and the usual set of sensors. In terms of software, it’s Android 4.3, naturally.
We also have a few benchmark scores to contemplate. As you’d expect from a last-gen quad-core processor, the new Nexus 7 manages some good, though not leading scores, while the scores are slightly better than the Nexus 4’s, even though the two device share most internal components. In AnTuTu, the new tablet scored 19,000-20,000, which is slightly better than the Nexus 4, and not that far behind the HTC One and other devices running on Snapdragon 600, which score around 22,000 points.
Google will officially unveil the new Nexus 7 along with Android 4.3 in a few hours, so stay tuned for all the important details, including the price and availability.