Next Nexus 7 expected to run Android 4.3, charge wirelessly

Someone call a plumber because the Nexus 7 leaks keep on coming.

With Google’s big announcement just a few days away, it’s becoming more and more apparent that next week’s event will center on a new Nexus 7 tablet and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. While we can already guess what the tablet is going to look like (see above) from an earlier leak, an anonymous tipster sent Engadget a screenshot containing a few finer details about the device. They seem to line up with earlier rumors.

According to the leaked spec sheet, the next Nexus 7 will have a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and maintain the 7-inch screen size of the current model. It’s unknown if Google is bumping up the resolution of the display, but there’s always the chance that it will remain the same in order to cut down on costs.

The tablet will feature a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 5-megapixel rear shooter, and will support wireless charging like it’s the cousin of the Nexus 4. It will also feature a slim port for outputting HD content onto your TV or monitor.

This new Nexus 7 is also expected to be the first tablet running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which sounds a lot like the current version of Jelly Bean only with a more toys for developers.

The tablet will reportedly retail for $230 for the 16GB model and $270 for the 32GB model in store, making it $20 more than the current Nexus 7. It’s possible, however, that this pricing only applies to stores like Office Max and Staples, and not Google’s own Play Store.

Hopefully Google’s got an ace up its sleeve come Wednesday, because it seems as if the Internet beat the company at unveiling its own product.

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