Count this one under rumors, but we’ve just received further proof that the ASUS made Nexus 7 second gen exists. This week we’ve witnessed the leak of a mystery model called ASUS K008, that may just be the new slate and now there’s a fresh device with Android 4.3 at the FCC, that sounds like the same device.


While the ASUS K008/K009 appeared at the Bluetooth SIG, with Bluetooth 4.0 certification, this newcomer came to the FCC with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. It doesn’t quite line up with the rumors of the past weeks, talking about a 1200p new Nexus 7. The CPU here is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro and we’ve got the Adreno 320 GPU handling the graphics. There’s also 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.

At the back we’ve got a 5 megapixel camera and the battery is underwhelming at 3950 mAh capacity. This mystery device also comes with a 1.3 MP camera at the front and also support for LTE and NFC, as well as Qi wireless charging. The bezel is thinner than on the current Nexus 7 and the case will also be thinner, at around 7.5 mm. Will this model debut in July as rumored?


  • DeianStancu

    Very small battery, when others go for higher capacity, Google goes for lower. And we all know that Qualcomm chipsets are sucking too much juice.
    But this device couldn’t be with Krait Pro, that’s last year CPU, maybe with 600 or 800 series, at least. I wished it was with Tegra 4, a better solution.