Spilling the beans ahead of the widely-expected official confirmation from the big G itself, the Nexus 7 2 is set to include a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Pro S4 8064 processor with Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM. A 5-megapixel rear-facing camera makes its first appearance in the Nexus 7 line, alongside a 1.2-megapixel video camera on the front.
Sticking to the 7-inch screen size, the Nexus 7 2 will use a 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS LCD screen, up from the 1280 x 800 screen in the original. Measurements are listed as 114.3 x 200.6 x 7.6mm. with a weight of 317.5g.
The brand-new Android Jelly Bean 4.3 will be the tablet's operating system, do we'll have to wait until later today for the official details on what this latest release includes.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 are both included, but so far there's no sign of a 3G or 4G model. Model variants are instead dictated by storage space, with both 16GB and 32GB on offer. Contrary to earlier reports, there's no HDMI output either.
Best Buy will be selling the tablet at $269.99 for the 32GB version, and $229.99 for the 16GB version.
We'll have full confirmation of these details and more a little later in the day, so keep your eyes peeled. For now, check out the latest leaked press imagery of the Google NExus 7 2 below.