Google I/O 2013 is scheduled to take place from May 15th to 17th, so Android smartphone and tablet fans should expect plenty of rumors and leaks pertaining to the conference over the next five days. Today, we have more details on the specifics of the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet, courtesy of industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities. Keep in mind the following information is unofficial and, therefore, purely speculation at this point.
The Asus-branded device allegedly features a 7-inch 1920×1200 LTPS display, Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 5 megapixel rear camera, front-facing HD camera, NFC, a 4000mAh battery, and support for Qi standard wireless charging. It’s also believed to be thinner and lighter overall. As for software, there’s mention of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, not Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie like most are hoping. Sounds pretty good outside of the older processor, but the rumored $199 price-point makes that a bit easier to swallow. That being said, I’m still feeling rather skeptical and hope to see at least a Snapdragon 600 chip.