New reports have emerged claiming that ASUS is planning to unveil new devices in the coming months, including the successor to the highly popular Nexus 7 tablet.
However, the reports also suggest that this time the next-gen Nexus 7 will come packed with a Qualcomm chip under the hood instead of the Nvidia Tegra 4 processor. The OG Nexus 7 packs in a Tegra 3 processor and many upcoming Nexus 7 models were previously rumored to come with Nvidia chips under the hood, but this new report states otherwise.
DigiTimes published a new reports recently stating that this time with the next-gen Nexus 7, both Google and ASUS opted for a Qualcomm snapdragon chip instead of the Tegra 4 SoC, that’s because the Qualcomm processor also supports 4G LTE, while the Tegra 4i versions also have support for LTE. However, they are expected to launch pretty late and can’t catch up with the next-gen Nexus 7’s production.
The second-generation Nexus 7 is expected to launch in May and without the orders, Nvidia may lose almost eight million processor shipments in 2013,” – DigiTimes via its sources in upper supply chain.