Leaks suggest US$229 16GB Nexus 7 with rear camera, better display coming soon

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Images and advertisements referring to a new Nexus 7 from Google (with a little manufacturing help from Asus) have sprung up online, with a release expected on 30 July.

Phone Arena sourced an image of a yet-to-be-printed Best Buy ad from an anonymous tipster, and featured therein is a 16GB Nexus 7 from Google at a higher price of US$229 and with a boosted display resolution of 1,920 x 1,200.

The ad doesn’t indicate anything more on new specs for the device, but it does say “available Tuesday”. Presuming the ad will run following Google’s planned press event this Wednesday, 24 July, an educated guess puts the new Nexus 7’s release at Tuesday, 30 July.

Best Buy ad with Google Nexus 7 - Phone Arena

Via Phone Arena

Meanwhile, Twitter-based discoverer of tech leaks evleaks has uncovered an alleged leaked image of the new tablet device that matches that from the ad (and previous leaked images) but also includes a rear view, which indicates that the rumoured 5MP rear camera is the real deal and also suggests dual speakers.

In addition to a Nexus 7 unveiling, Wednesday’s event with Google SVP of Android and Chrome Sundar Pichai may also herald the arrival of Android 4.3, an update to the Jelly Bean OS. While many were expecting a brand-new Key Lime Pie flavour to be brought to the table, latest reports indicate that a few subtle updates on the current release is all we’ll be getting a taste of for now.

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Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com

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