The first Nexus 7 from Google came in 2013, and a new model will be hitting the market three years later (2016). The Google Nexus 7 tablet that’s being made in collaboration with Huawei will be arriving in May 2016, and it will be featuring specifications that are quite similar to the Google Pixel C.
Reported to be working closely with Huawei, the tech giant will be planning to release a device that will steal the show for some time next year. Two generations of the Nexus 7 slate has been launched ever since 2013, and both of which were made in collaboration with ASUS.
Rather than working with ASUS this time around, Google will be releasing the new Smartphone with Huawei, and this will be the second time the two companies jointly launch a device, the first being the Nexus 6P that was released earlier this year.
For now, neither Google nor Huawei has openly confirmed the information, but reports of an upcoming tablet from Huawei started making waves recently, and as the year wears out, it has continued to intensify. One action that suggested that a new device was on the way was the price slash that the Nexus 7(2013) had from $218 to $199, this being what many companies do when they plan releasing new Smartphones. Apple has done it on the iPhone 5s, and Samsung has done it on the Galaxy 6s.
If the Nexus 7 tablet shows up in 2016, it is expected to sport some nice flagship specifications and the latest android operating system. The device is rumored to draw some inspiration from the Google Pixel C tablet that was released recently.
The Nexus 7 tablet is expected to sport Huawei’s Kirin 950 chipset, being the senior to the Kirin 930 chipset that we had. The device is also expected to feature a 7-inch screen that comes with a resolution of 2,560x 1,800 pixels. If the Nexus 7 tablet decides to be based on Google Pixel C, there is a possibility that it will have an Nvidia Tegra x1 processor, but if it will be based on Huawei’s tech, then we can still expect the Kirin 950 chipset.
The upcoming Nexus 7 tablet will be sharing some really cool features and specs with the Google Pixel C, but the resolution and the processor may not be the same. It is possible that the Smartphone only has 2GB RAM and not the 3GB RAM we previously heard. The device may also be running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, just like the Pixel C we now enjoy.
It’s still quite early to reach a conclusion on the exact specs to be expecting when the Smartphone finally graces the market, so until there is a concrete confirmation from any of these tech giants, we may still be left out of the loop. If we are to judge the next Nexus 7 tablet by what we now see in the older version of the Smartphone, something Google will like to maintain is the affordability along with quality performances.