Google Nexus 7 tablet specs revealed

Leaked Google's Nexus 7 specs show a 7-inch Tegra 3 powered Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" tablet.

Ahead of Google's I/O keynote event, the specs for the company's previously unannounced -- but heavily rumored -- tablet have been leaked.

According to images uncovered by tech site Modaco, the tablet is called the Nexus 7, and both the name and specifications are in line with details previously rumored.

The specs show that the Nexus 7 is a 7-inch tablet featuring a 1280 x 800 HD display with a pixel density of 216 pixels-per-inch, which is only slightly lower than the iPad 3 with its 264 pixels-per-inch screen density. The screen is covered with what is described as "scratch-resistant Corning glass" which we can assume is a form of Gorilla Glass.

The tablet features a front-facing 1.2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, a micro USB port and NFC.

As expected, the Nexus 7 will run Google's upcoming Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" operating system, a platform about which very little is known at present.

The Nexus 7 is powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and comes with either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM. The tablet is powered by a 4,325mAh battery offering up to 8 hours of active use.

The 8GB model will cost $199, while the 16GB device will be priced at $249. Price includes $25 credit to spend in the Google Play store, plus a copy of Transformers Dark of the Moon.

Google has begun taking pre-orders now and the Nexus 7 tablets will ship in the next two weeks.

Image source: Google.

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