Comparing the new and original Nexus 7 tablets

Now that Google finally has taken the wraps off its new Nexus 7 tablet, CNET takes a look at how it compares with last year's original model.

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It's finally here. The new Nexus 7 , Google's update to its flagship tablet, was officially revealed today during a San Francisco press conference.

While the name remains unchanged, the new Nexus 7 does have a few differences from its predecessor.

Namely, Google emphasizes its ultracrisp 1080p HD display, which boasts an impressive 323 pixels per inch. It's also equipped with a rear-facing camera, a slimmer profile, and 4G LTE capabilities.

Read on to see what other new features the Nexus 7 sports, and be sure to check out our hands-on of both the tablet and its updated Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS.

Nexus 7 (2013) Nexus 7 (2012)
Screen size 7 inches 7 inches
Screen resolution 1,920x1,200 pixels with 323 ppi 1,280x800 pixels with 216 ppi
Thickness 0.34 inch 0.41 inch
Weight 0.64 pound 0.76 pound
Processor 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU; 400MHz Adreno 320 GPU 1.3GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU; 416MHz Nvidia GeForce ULP GPU
Battery 3,950mAh with a reported 9 hours of active use 4,325mAh with a reported 8 hours of active use
Android OS version        Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Android 4.3 Jelly Bean*
Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and optional HSPA+
Wireless charging Yes n/a
NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 3.0
RAM 2GB 1GB
Storage 16GB and 32GB 16GB and 32GB
Rear camera 5-megapixel n/a
Front camera 1.2-megapixel 1.2-megapixel
*Originally launched with Android 4.2
 

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