A few months ago, everyone was eagerly waiting for Google Nexus 2016 phones to be unveiled. However, the past few weeks have seen changes to this story, with every other rumor pointing towards a name change for the phones to Google Pixel and Pixel XL.
This is seen as a move by the company to expand its control over the hardware products it sells. It already has the Pixel C tablet, so what makes it hard for this year’s Google Nexus 7 2016 to change to Google Pixel 7 tablet? Well, according to the latest word on the street, the search engine giant may do just that – unveil a Google Pixel 7 alongside the Google Pixel and Pixel XL handsets at the upcoming October 4th event.
Even though Google has not gone into any specifics regarding the hardware products expected to be launched at the event, notorious leaker Evan Blass had earlier confirmed that Huawei will be charged with the duty of making the Google Nexus 7 2016 or Pixel 7 tablet, for that matter. A 7-inch unit, the speculations point towards an even better device that what many could be having in mind.
Issues of names aside, the Google Nexus 7 2016 will come with an AMOLED display panel with a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Under the hood, it is reported that the tablet will come with a Snapdragon 820 processor that is paired with a 4GB RAM, similar to what you get inside the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones.
The entire rebranding thing could also be an indicator that Google is making the shift from rolling out budget tablets to coming in with premium offerings. When compared to the previous Nexus 7 tablets, the upcoming Pixel 7 or Nexus 7 2016 will be the best specs-packed model yet. Still, don’t be surprised if a mid-range processor like the Snapdragon 625 or Snapdragon 650 was used, but be sure that Android 7.1 Nougat will power the device out of the box.
On matters storage, rumors point towards a 64GB unit, but the issue of microSD card expansion is still vague. The back of the Nexus 7 2016 tablet (Pixel 7) will reportedly come with a 13MP snapper and the front will have a 5MP sensor. With such high-end specs, it is hard to tell what Google will value the Pixel 7 at, but expect nothing less than $350.