Updated Nexus 7 to pack high resolution display and a Snapdragon 800

According to an analyst, Google's new Nexus 7 will pack a Qualcomm chipset and a high resolution display while retaining the affordable price tag. See what else our sources told us.

It came as no big surprise that Google is hard at work on its next iteration of Android OS (4.3 and 5.0) and associated devices (Nexus 4/5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10). An analyst predicted that Google's refreshed Nexus 7 will ditch nVidia's Tegra chipset to go for Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset. In addition, the display will get upgraded to a higher resolution (WUXGA) which hardly comes as a surprise too. Current generation smart devices are all about high resolution (and I'm referring to devices with 1080p displays translating to insanely high 441 ppi pixel density), all the while retaining the old and affordable price tag. Our internal sources gave us some more insights on the same.

 Updated Nexus 7 to pack high resolution display and a Snapdragon 800

Google Nexus 7 Update (according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seen over at Android Authority)

  • 7-inch LTPS display with 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor (APQ8064)
  • 5-megapixel camera
  • HD front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC
  • 4000mAh battery with Qi wireless charging support
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Our internal sources on the other hand tell us a similar yet slightly different story. The chipset of choice would be the latest Snapdragon 800 (a.k.a beast) instead of any older model. The word is that nVidia's Tegra 4 is quite expensive. Add to that, the delays associated with the launch of the new chipset along with negligible design wins, it isn't all that hard to see why Google would pick Qualcomm's Snapdragon (or rather ASUS). Also, whether the tablet debuts with Android 4.3 or Android 5.0 cannot be determined as yet as none other than Google knows that.

Source: VR-Zone Chinese