2nd-gen Google Nexus 7 2013 sells for $229
The 2nd-generation Google Nexus 7 is now up for pre-order on Best Buy, pre-empting the official announcement later tonight. Packing a 7-inch full HD display, a quad-core Snapdragon CPU, 2GB RAM and Android 4.3 Jellybean, the Nexus 7 v2 starts at $229.
The new Nexus tablet now features a 5 megapixel rear camera paired with a 1.3MP front-facing camera. Google changed the rubbery texture on the back with the kind of plastic that is similar to the one on the Nexus 10.
Google – Asus Nexus 7 2.0 specs:
7-inch IPS LCD display @ 1200×1920 pixels, 323ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz quad-core processor
Adreno 320 Graphics
16GB and 32GB internal memory
LTE 100Mbps (optional)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band
5MP autofocus rear camera, no flash
1.3MP front-facing camera
Android 4.3 Jellybean
Li-Ion 3950mAh battery
114 x 200 x 8.65mm (dimensions)
290 grams (weight)
The device is also much thinner at just 8.65mm.
The new Google Nexus 7 will be sold for $229 for the 16GB variant, $269 for the 32GB and $349 for the 32GB LTE model; that’s $30 more than the previous model at release. Expect this Google tablet to be priced a little higher once it arrives in local stores (perhaps Php13,995 for the 16GB and Php16,995 for the 32GB).
Pre-orders are now up on Best Buy here, while it will also be made available for pre-order on other sites. The Nexus 7 v2 will be launching on July 30.
Note: The details here are subject to change and are preliminary. To be updated accordingly soon.
Editor’s Note: Updated with the official tech specs provided by Google. – Yuga