Google Asus Nexus 7 images, specs leak

Days ahead of the expected announcement of the jointly produced Google/Asus Nexus 7 tablet, an official render and spec sheet has been surfaced by Gizmodo Australia.

The leak confirms that the device will indeed be a 7in tablet running Android Jelly Bean. A recent listing in the Google Play Store suggests that Jelly Bean will be an update to version 4.1, not 5.0 as previously expected.

The Nexus 7 will be powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, GeForce 12-core GPU and 1GB RAM. It will ship with two storage options - 8GB and 16GB.

The tablet will feature an IPS display, with a viewing angle of 178 degrees and a resolution of a 1,280 x 800 pixels. The spec sheet reveals the Nexus 7 will feature a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, and the images of the device suggest it will not have a rear facing camera.

Pricing in US Dollars appears to match the rumoured range, with the 8GB version set to cost $199 (£130) and the 16GB at $249 (£160). The device will reportedly hit retail outlets in July.

Neither Google nor Asus have confirmed the leak, though more details are sure to emerge at the upcoming Google I/O developers' conference on 27 - 29 June.

Source and Image Credit: Gizmodo Australia