Google’s second-generation Nexus 7 tablet is now available for pre-order for $229 and up. The tablet is about the same size as last year’s model, but it has a faster processor, more memory, a higher resolution display, and a few other goodies.
If you’ve paying attention to leaks, none of this is a surprise, but it’s nice to see confirmation.
Google’s expected to officially unveil the tablet later today, but at least one store apparently sold a new Nexus 7 a little early, so the cat’s pretty much out of the bag.
Here’s a run-down of what you can expect from the new Nexus 7:
- 7 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display
- 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor with Adreno 320 graphics
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB to 32GB of storage
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- 5MP rear camera and 1.2MP front-facing camera
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC
- SlimPort (with support for video output)
- Notification light
- 7.9″ x 4.5″ x 0.3″
- 11 ounces
According to Android Police, the new tablet is code-named Razor, scores close to 20,000 in the Antutu benchmark, which puts it about where you’d expect from a decent device with a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor.
Overall, the tablet has the processing power of a Nexus 4 smartphone, but a larger, higher resolution display.
The person who bought the early unit reports it doesn’t support vibrations or haptic feedback, it’s thinner than the original Nexus 7, but a little taller, and the headphone jack has been moved from the bottom of the table tto the top.