It’s been long since a 7-inch Google tablet was released, dating back to 2013 when the Nexus 7 was last refreshed. Following numerous leaks and rumors about an upcoming Google Nexus 7 2016 or rather Google Pixel 7, the year has finally ended without the new tablet coming to life.
When the search engine giant ditched the Nexus brand name on its smartphones in favor of the Google Pixel brand, many started speculating that the Google Nexus 7 2016 will instead be known as Google Pixel 7. Google has never said anything regarding this development, but it seems the company has something cooking for tablets fans out there.
According to a leaked benchmark report, there is a new Android-powered tablet in the works. At this moment in time, the leaked Android tablet cannot be confirmed whether it is a Google Pixel 7 tablet or not. However, it has some of the specs and features that have been doing rounds in rumors regarding the Google tablet.
For starters, the leaked info shows that the tablet will be powered by the latest Android 7.0 Nougat. In addition, the device will come with a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, just like it has been touted for the Google Pixel 7 tablet. However, the interesting bit of the leak is the screen size, which is seen as a huge 18.4” panel. If the unit used for measurement is centimeters, it is easy to say that the leaked device is a Google Pixel 7 since the figure will convert to about 7.2 inches. However, this isn’t the case.
Other interesting findings about the supposed Google Pixel 7 tablet include a Snapdragon 652 SoC and Adreno 510 GPU as opposed to the much-anticipated Snapdragon 820 SoC and Adreno 530 GPU. It gets even more interesting as the benchmark shows off a device that comes with 3GB RAM and a mere 16GB of onboard storage, contrary to the 4GB and 64GB of storage specs that have been doing rounds in the rumor mills. The back of the unconfirmed Android tablet will come with a 20MP snapper while the front will feature an impressive 7MP sensor for selfies.
Despite the inconsistencies in the information, some of the leaked specs have been mooted as far as the rumored Google Pixel 7 tablet is concerned. But given that this is just another of the many GFXBench benchmarks that surface on each day, you better take this info with a grain of salt, especially since the name of the device hasn’t mentioned anywhere.