New $99 Nexus Tablet Leaking its Camera Spec Online

By Gary Cutlack on at

Images taken with an unannounced Asus tablet calling itself the ME172V have popped up on image sharing site Picasa, with the low-res 1280 x 720 photos fitting nicely with the 1-Megapixel front-facing camera expected in the new budget tablet.

One thing's for sure -- this is not a fake. The photos have been uploaded to an account belonging to Asus, so we do know for sure it has something with a low-res camera on ready for launch. Whether or not it'll be Nexus-branded is another thing, though.

However, we've previously heard supply chain sources claiming Google's and Asus are readying a super-budget Nexus that'd hit the US for $99 and the UK for hopefully a decent pounds equivalent, plus this ME172V model has also been spotted before. And it's appeared in online benchmark tests, which reveal a low-spec, 1GHz processor and equally downgraded 1024 x 600 display.

So it might happen. [Digital Reader via Slashgear]