Possible Huawei Nexus 7 Specs Hint at Return to Greatness for Google Tablets

By Gary Cutlack on at

New rumours concerning Huawei's apparent building of a refreshed Nexus 7 for its same-niche partner Google have come to light, suggesting that it'll be arriving with tech considered quite high for 2016; including Qualcomm's top-end Snapdragon 820 as featured in most of 2016's Android mobile powerhouses.

The rumour comes via a Huawei fan blog in German, from which the following language-transcending specs can be picked out: A 2560 x 1440 resolution display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and 4GB of RAM alongside, in one configuration at least, 64GB of internal storage.

And it should put to bed any memories you may have of terrible imaging performances from the Nexus tablet line, thanks to including a 13MP camera.

The inclusion of a Qualcomm chip makes us a bit worried that this rumour may be the fabrication of an internet renegade, however, as Huawei's current mobile ranges tend to use its own line of processors. Even Huawei's new Mediapad M3 (pictured), demoed at IFA, runs on its in-house Kirin 950 system. Perhaps Google insisted on a big-brand processor to help sell it to the west? [Huawei Blog via Slashgear]

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