By Alexandra Burlacu | Jul 02, 2013 12:10 PM EDT
Screenshots of a purported conversation between a customer and an ASUS rep apparently reveal the specs, features and some launch details about the next-generation Nexus tablet.
While nothing is official yet and the details of this chat are not confirmed, the ASUS rep allegedly revealed that the upcoming Nexus 7 will make its debut by the end of July. The spec details revealed here allegedly basic internal specs not yet released to the public.
According to the screenshots published on Google+, the customer asked the ASUS rep about the upcoming ASUS K009, presumably the next-generation Nexus 7 tablet. The ASUS employee mentions that the specs are not confirmed, which makes it quite odd that he/she told a customer about some specs and features that may not even be final. On the other hand, weirder things have happened. The representative in question might be a new ASUS employee, or he/she may just be too eager to help and didn't think that everything nowadays seems to end up on the Internet.
The ASUS representative claims the tablet will sport a 7-inch LED with a resolution of 1980 x 1200, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU/ Snapdragon APQ8064 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing shooter, a powerful 4,000 mAh battery and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which is yet to become official. In terms of connectivity, the purported Nexus 7 / ASUS K009 will feature Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, LTE, WCDMA and GSM support.
The ASUS rep again highlights that these specs are not confirmed yet, mentioning that they are just some internal specs not available to the public. The employee apparently forwarded this information to the customer.
That pretty much sums up the entire dialogue, which may or may not be real. It's tough to say at this point whether the specs detailed here are accurate, or even whether this whole conversation actually happened or it was fabricated.
The ASUS K009, meanwhile, is indeed a code name for a real upcoming product that recently dropped by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as a "Nexus" device. That still doesn't guarantee that this is accurate, so take things with a grain of salt until ASUS or Google decide to make it official.