We might not have to wait for Nexus 7 II for long, as this elusive tablet recently passed the FCC certification, which suggests that the official launch might not be very far. FCC certification has also revealed several new details about the tablet.
According to the FCC documents, the Nexus 7 II is indeed being made by Asus and it will be using LCD panel from JDI (Japan Display), CPU and Wi-Fi/ HSPA+/ LTE modems from Qualcomm, rear camera from Chicony and front camera from Liteon. Majority of the rest components are from Asus itself.
Among the changes from the original Nexus 7, the second-generation seems to be packing a rear camera and LTE connectivity, both of which were absent in the original.
In related news, Ricky Park of IHS has told CNET that Nexus 7 II will come with a 7-inch 1920x1200p display, which will be supplied by JDI (confirmed via FCC certification too) and AUO. The tablet is being assembled by Quanta Computer, which also assembled the original Nexus 7. Similar to yesterday’s Digitimes report, Park also noted that a July launch seems plausible.
With Nexus 7 II now almost confirmed, all we can do it is wait for the official launch or any new leaks, which can reveal the design and looks of this upcoming tablet. As always, we will keep tracking the story and will let you guys know if anything new pops up.