Google Nexus 7 release date, specs updates: Device may be a tie-up with HTC

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There are rumors that Google is gearing up for the release of its new handset next month, called the Nexus 7.

Rumors are circulating online about a possible Google Nexus 7 coming at the annual event of the company, the I/O Developer’s Conference in May. The upcoming device is believed to be a tie-up with Taiwanese industry player HTC, given that the two companies have already worked together to launch the Nexus 9 tablet last November 2015.

As for its specifications, the upcoming Google Nexus 7 is believed to come with a 5.1-inch display similar to the size of the HTC 10, as well as other industry players like Samsung and LG. Likewise, given the trend that most of the newest devices follow, the upcoming Nexus smartphone may also carry a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.

To complement the anticipated power and enable the device to perform better, the upcoming handset may come with a bigger RAM at 4GB, along with internal storage options of 32GB and 64GB that may be expanded up to 2TB through a microSD.

As for its camera, the Google Nexus 7 may boast a 12-megapixel rear shooter, along with a 5-megapixel secondary snapper. If it will indeed be a tie-up with HTC, then the Taiwanese company may include some other features that it introduced in the HTC 10 such as ultrapixels. Meanwhile, for its battery, the Google Nexus 7 may carry a 3,000 mAh one.

At this point, fans will still have to take it with a grain of salt as Google has not announced anything about their plans on the next Nexus smartphone. There is confusion as a patent from Huawei on a Huawei 7P device was filed earlier this month, which is believed to be another Nexus device follow-up. However, the two handsets may not be related.