That Google is already into developing the next gen Nexus 7 device is already known with rumor mills claiming Google might launch the device at the I/O conference slated next week itself powered by the new Snapdragon 800 processor. This contradicts an earlier related rumor claiming the Nexus 7 2 will be built around a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chip.
However, the Snapdragon 800 chip is the latest from Qualcomm that was launched this January at the CES event and is the most powerful chip to come from Qualcomm so far. The chip is believed to enter mass production from next month itself, which rings true with the expected timing of the second gen Nexus tablet’s production. This if true will also make the Nexus 7 2 to be the first tablet off the block to feature the new Snapdragon 800 chip.
However, what seems consistent with both rumors sources is that the new Nexus 7 will feature a 1920 x 1200 resolution display, which translates to an excellent 323 pixels per inch. This no doubt will lead to a better viewing experience than any small tablet currently available, including even the iPad Mini.
Furthermore, other salient features of the Snapdragon 800 chip include its ultra low battery requirements as well as a quick charging time, which is pegged at 3 hours for a full recharge instead of 7 hours. The chip also comes with support for 4G LTE and is compatible with game engines like Unity, Epic and Unigine. The Snapdragon 800 chip also has support for USB 3.0 ports.
With these in mind, what we can expect of the new Nexus 7 will be a tablet with a high resolution display, ultra smooth operations, long backup times and a quick recharge time.
Google is expected to launch the new Nexus 7 during its I/O conference which kicks off in May 15.