Google Nexus 7

First-gen Google Nexus 7

A popular Twitter account has posted the first alleged images of the new Nexus 7 tablet, showing some of the tablet’s features and hinting that it will run a new Android OS version right out of the box.

Considering that its @evleaks that we’re talking about, and that the image showing the front panel of the device has been spotted in an alleged Best Buy ad the other day, we’d say these images are showing us the real new Nexus 7, although there’s always a chance they’re fake.

New Nexus 7

Purported new Nexus 7 press image | Image Credit @evleaks.

As you can see, the wallpaper of the new Nexus 7 is different than the one the current Nexus 7 has in the Google Play Store. Interestingly, the time shown on the device is 4:30, suggesting the device will launch with Android 4.3 on board. A profile image of the new tablet is also available from the same source.

On the back, the Nexus logo now has a landscape orientation, rather than a portrait one as in the current model. The Asus logo is also present, also on the back.

New Nexus 7

New Nexus 7 vs “Old” Nexus 7 | Image Credit @poke4christ.

The front and rear camera can be easily observed, as are the dual speakers, which you’ll find on the back (top and bottom). A notification light seems to be present on the front side.

Furthermore, this Nexus 7 image seems to show a cellular version of the handset, as a SIM slot can be observed on the lower right side of the device (on the left in the image showing the back of the tablet). Considering that such a feature would be present in press shots, it must mean the cellular version of the tablet will launch at the same time with the Wi-Fi model – presumably, there’s 4G LTE support in that version. As for storage capacity, @evleaks tweeted that the device will be available in 16GB and 32GB flavors, which is what we’ve heard so far.

New Nexus 7

Purported new Nexus 7 press image | Image Credit @evleaks.

The overall design is pretty similar with the current model, although the new Nexus 7 is slightly bigger and thinner. However, the display size has not changed. As you can see in one of the images above, a comparison between the two Nexus 7 generations is available to show the size difference, although we’ll note that it’s not provided directly by @evleaks – instead it has been published by a different person, and then retweeted by @evleaks.

The new Nexus 7 is expected to be unveiled this week during Google’s July 24 media event.

  • bezel

    That bezel….

    • Those thumbs…

      • mobilemann

        funny, as i don’t have a problem with the ipad mini. I also find it to be much more attractive.

    • Sean Bradshaw

      Oh holy crap, does it really have to get that much bigger? I thought the top and bottom bezel’s were too big on the OG Nexus 7, these must be like 30% bigger even. Didn’t anyone tell Asus that for portable devices, smaller is better?

  • Petr Tajovsky

    No pogo pins?

  • └Timothy┐

    a lesser bezel would have been great. anyways might sell my nexus 7 for this one :)

  • kevin_gee

    Why couldnt they copy the nexus 10 and put front facing speakers.
    They should also color in the X in nexus with the red,blue,green,yellow color scheme

    • Kokusho

      yeah, That must be the single thing I love the most about my N10, having a good sound output is mandatory for a media consumption device like a tablet.

      • It’s not that big of a deal. The speakers on the Nexus 10 are so low. It doesn’t matter where they are placed so long as they pump out a lot of sound.

        • Kokusho

          Who care about pumping a lot of sound is it doesn’t reach your ears ? I want me to be able to ear a thing not the rest of the room. And I don’t want to “use my hands to deflect the sound” or “be at 20 centimeter of a wall” to have the sound actually bounce at me. Put a tablet with rear speakers on a fluffy pillow in front of you like you would do to watch something in bed and tell me how much sound you get.

          And no the Nexus 10 speakers are quitte good in comparaison with other tablets.

  • Jusephe

    Looks a lot like stretched iPad mini to me.

    • Kokusho

      looks like a tablet to me.

    • Cao Meo

      I would say iPad mini is N7 rip off

      • Jusephe

        Why ?
        I don’t see anything similar between 1gen nexus and iPad mini. The difference is night and day.

  • Bone

    If screen sizes are identical, the new Nexus 7 dimensions will be 205 mm x 117 mm x 82 mm. It’as definitely a 16:10 screen, so the resolution is 1920×1200.

  • Really, very cool design and may be features will also be awesome. Thanks to reveal.

  • kascollet

    A bigger device with the same screen ? What the f&@% ?

  • Benjamin Pavel

    It’s interesting to see Nexus sign sideways…are they trying to tell us which way we should hold our 7 inch tablet? =)

    • turdbogls

      I was thinking about this today. when holding in portrait mode, our hands would cover the logo. but in landscape, they wouldn’t. so maybe its marketing…letting people see the nexus logo only when they could actually see it. could be wrong. 7″ tablets are meant for portrait mode for sure. only time i use mine in landscape is when watching a video. same with my wife.

      either way, i have my cash ready and waiting for this.

  • OMGgary

    I hope they kept the magnetic screen on/off sensor in the same place.

  • Andy Luna

    The time isn’t a big hint to 4.3 because the GPE S4 AND ONE has 4:30

  • Alex James Simon

    Anyone notice with the comparison photo that the screen looks a tiny bit longer, not enough to say its 7.1 inches or anything (obviously lol). However, it looks like it could be measured in millimeters The nav bar on the new one looks skinnier as well, which combining both factors, the screen should seem a tiny bit bigger.



    i swear i’m going full retard not knowing what it is

    • bondosho

      The border around the display.

  • bondosho

    Can it make calls? I wanna hold that thing to my head, and look badass.

    I’m kidding.