Rumor: New Nexus 7 specs, features and launch details mentioned in chat with Asus rep

June 30, 2013
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Nexus 7

Current Nexus family with Nexus 7 in the middle

Screenshots of an alleged chat between a customer and an Asus representative seem to reveal the specs and features of the announced device but also launch details.

According to the images in the gallery below, initially posted on Google+ by a lawyer, an unnamed customer has recently chatted with an unnamed Asus rep about the Asus K009, with the latter mentioning details about the launch of the tablet, but also some specs and features.

We have no way of confirming the details offered in the dialogue (a transcription of it is available below), and we have no idea whether the screenshot shows an actual conversation that has taken place or whether it has manufactured.

However, it’s very strange for an employee to reveal such details about an unannounced product, and it’s even stranger to see him/her present to the customers specs and features that may or may not be final. Not to mention that this particular Asus employee does not know when the second quarter of the year actually ends. That said, here’s the full alleged chat:

Asus Employee: Hello [redacted name], How may I help you?

Customer: Hi I’m interested in buying the Asus k009? Do you know when it would be released to the public?

AE: I will be more than happy to assist you with this.

C: Thank you

AE: The Tablet should be released before the ending of Q2

C: when exactly is before Q2?

AE: That will be before the ending of July

C: Oh OK can’t please tell the specifications please. I believe it had a 1080p 7 inch screen.

*can you

AE: There has not been confirmed specification as yet, but here is some basics specification , that you can look at:

7 inch LED with 1980*1200 resolution
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad Core CPU / Snapdragon APQ8064 CPU
2GB of RAM
32GB internal storage
5Mpx rear camera and 1.2Mpx front camera
Android 4.3
4000mAh battery
Wifi a/b/g/n,Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC enabled
LTE / WCDMA / GSM support

This is not confirmed specifications but you can review it

C: Where are these specifications from?

AE: This is Internal Specs [name redacted, but it is not available to the Public as yet because I know you are eager so I just forwarded it to you.

There you have it, the full conversation. Is it a genuine leak? Is it a controlled leak? Is it a fake? You be the judge of that! We’re certainly advising you to take it with a grain of salt for now.

For what it’s worth, we’ll remind you that the Asus K009 is a code name for a real upcoming product, which has already been seen at the FCC as a “Nexus” device. Most reports say the device is going to be unveiled in July, so we’re probably going to find out official details about it in the coming days.

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