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Specs of the Google Nexus 7 refresh leaked

Upgrades will include dual cameras and wireless charging

A series of leaked shots sent to the website Engadget show off what appears to be the specs of the upcoming refresh of Google's popular Nexus 7 tablet.

While a little more expensive at US$269 for the 32 GB model, the listed specs (limited as they are) point to some interesting improvements.

The unspecified 1.5 GHz quad-core processor could be a nice upgrade over the current model's Tegra 3, as could the Slim port for playing 1080p content on a larger screen, and the two cameras. The display size hasn't been changed. Since Google was the first to find the sweet spot of low price and portability that have made 7-inch tablets so popular, that's no surprise. We don't know if the resolution will get bumped up, but given the display quality of other recent Google products (Pixel, Nexus 10), it's a safe bet we'll see some sort of upgrade to set the new device above the competition.

Another interesting piece of news here is the OS listed as Android 4.3. It would seem Google has timed the OS upgrade release to coincide with the launch of the new tablet.

If these rumors are true, we'll have plenty to look forward to on the 24th at the Google event hosted by Sundar Pichai (SVP of Google in charge of Android, Chrome and Google Apps).


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Craig Munro, 2013-07-19 (Update: 2013-07-19)