With Google’s I/O conference just around the corner, we’re still yet to officially learn what the Search giant has in store for us. However among many other things, a revamped Nexus 7 is rumored to get unveiled at the event and it looks the speculation carries some weight as a KGI Securities analyst spills the beans on the matter today.

The analyst that goes by the name Ming-Chi Kuo, issued a note to clients the expected specs, which coincides with the tad amount of information we’re familiar with, i.e. the higher-res 1080p screen. Aside from the display, the new Nexus 7 will allegedly come with quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, a rear camera and the device would supposedly be running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.


Whereas the most important question regarding pricing is concerned, the next Google-Asus slate is expected to retain it attractive/affordable price-tag of $200. The analyst also mentions that Google would sell the device at cost, losing from $5 to $10 with each device, and would make it available through the Play Store and other retailers.

As for the name of the 7-inch slate goes, mimicking Apple’s new iPad (3rd generation iPad) the second-gen Nexus 7 is named “new Nexus 7″ and not something like Nexus 2 7.0. We’ll be covering Google’s I/O event in quite detail, are you looking forward to the event?

(via AppleInsider)