Google Nexus 7 2 leak reveals 320ppi screen

The Google Nexus 7 2 Android tablet has snuck out early, showing off its power in a series of tests.

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Say hello to the Google Nexus 7 II. The next generation of 7-inch Android slate has snuck out early, been unpacked in an unboxing video and has been showing off its power in a series of tests.

The bobbies on the blower beat at Android Police have got their hands on the new Nexus tablet, running it through a battery of benchmark tests to see how the latest slate performs.

According to Android Police, the new Nexus has a 1,920x1,200 screen, which works out to 320ppi -- substantially more than the iPad with Retina display.

Under the screen is a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB of RAM -- which is the same as the Google Nexus 4. The case is smoothed out, rather than the dimpled case of the original Nexus 7, with a 5-megapixel camera included for the first time.

The software is Android 4.3. Nexus devices usually showcase the latest version of Android, so we were hoping the Nexus 7 II would herald the coming of Key Lime Pie, but it appears sadly not.

And the results? Various benchmarks suggest the Nexus 7 II is on a par with or slightly better than the Nexus 4, with a much more detailed screen.

We're expecting to see the Nexus 7 II officially announced today, so check out the live blog at CNET.com later for the first news, previews and videos -- and of course, the all-important price.

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