Google Nexus 7 2 press shots leaked

Upgraded 7-inch tablet appears yet again, is now odds-on to appear at Google’s July 24 event in San Francisco
Google Nexus 7 press shots leaked

Another day, another batch of leaked images of the successor to Google's world-beating Nexus 7 tablet. 

There's every reason to suspect these 'press images' are the real deal. So far, the shots from @evleaks' Twitter account are consistent with earlier photos of the Nexus 7.

The front design does not deviate from the original Nexus 7, with a front camera and notification light at the top. The major changes are limited to the rear, with the addition of a rear-facing camera of unknown resolution (which could bring the new Nexus 7 into closer contention with the iPad Mini) and a pair of speakers.

A smooth surface adorns the rear, unlike the pock-marked design used on the first generation Nexus 7. 

Android Central also caught a quick whiff of the Android tablet’s 1920 x 1200 display resolution through a Best Buy brochure posted on Google+, along with a US$229.99 price tag for the 16GB version. Pricing for the 32GB version is still unknown at this point. As we already reported, we're also expecting 4G LTE and NFC connectivity, 2GB RAM, a 3950mAh battery and, most enticingly, the updated Android 4.3 OS.

We're hoping for full confirmation at Google's 'breakfast' event on July 24, which is being hosted by Sundar Pichai, head of Android and Chrome. Fingers crossed, everyone.

[evleaks Twitter account, Android Central via The Verge]