Both specs and a potential release window for the Nexus 7 successor have been allegedly outed by an Asus support representative, though the rep’s willingness to share information does call into question their authenticity. During a chat regarding the Asus k009, a rep provided potential internals specs without batting an eye, revealing the device could be out in July (it’s July!). Previous rumors also said the device would come out sometime this month.
We’ve seen some reports crop up suggesting the new Nexus 7 would be out relatively soon; it showed up at the FCC and at Bluetooth SIG, two very good sources for potential product releases. According to internal specs shared by the rep, the device will sport a 7-inch display with full HD resolution, a Snapdragon 600 quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.3, a 4,000mAh battery, LTE and Bluetooth 4.0.
“This is not confirmed,” the rep said.
It’s odd an Asus rep would so willingly share specs of an unannounced device, but not out of the realm of possibility. Once the tablet does launch (maybe this month), it’ll supposedly cost $229 for the 16GB model; the rep only noted a 32GB model, however. From Google’s point of view, the iterations certainly seem believable, so we’re not ruling this one out entirely. If we do see a device in July, we should see an announcement any day now.