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In a surprising turn of event, an executive at Asus support during a routine online live chat conversation with a customer has revealed the specifications of the next-generation Nexus 7 tablet.

Asus product user, Tim P, in an online live chat with the company's support assistant asked when he could buy the Nexus 7 successor (codenamed: Asus K009). In reply, the executive said the new generation tablet would make its debut by the end of July.

That's not all; the executive blatantly went on to reveal the internal specifications of the upcoming device. The next generation Asus Nexus tablet will sport a 7.0-inch full HD display and pack a 5.0-megapixel main camera and a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front.

The interesting part of the revelation was that the upcoming tablet would ship with the yet-to-be announced Android v4.3 OS. The representative was unsure whether Nexus 7 will house Qualcomm's Snapdragon quad-core processor.

Surprised by the generosity of the Asus support staff, Tim inquired about the source of the information? In reply, the representative said that the internal specs are "not available to public yet but because i know you are eager so i just forwarded it to you".

Tim P posted the screenshot of the conversation between him and the company support assistant on his Google+ account. [To view the images, Click Here]

However, global media is still skeptical of the authenticity of spec list as Google is yet to officially announce the new Android v4.3 OS. Also, the 'goof-up' by the Asus representative is questionable seeing that it is nearly impossible for an important document of an unreleased product to find its way to a low ranked customer care executive.

The next-generation Nexus 7 was speculated to make its debut at Google's developer's conclave I/O 2013 in May, as the previous Nexus tablet was unveiled in the same event last year. The I/O 2013 event instead witnessed the unveiling of Samsung Galaxy 4 'Google Edition'.

Leaked specifications of Nexus 7 Successor:

Model Nexus 7-2
Display 7.0-inch Full HD display
OS Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor/ Snapdragon APQ8064 CPU
Storage capacity 32GB
Camera Main: 5.0-megapixel cameraFront: 1.2-megapixel camera
Battery 4,000 mAh
Add-ons Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and 4G-LTE connectivity
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