New Nexus 7 To Cost $229 For 16GB, $269 For 32GB [Rumor]By: Zach Walton - July 17, 2013
Are we going to see the new Nexus 7 at next week’s Google event? There’s a good possibility, and it’s becoming even more likely after the latest leak.
Android Central received a tip and photographic evidence from an unnamed retail source that claims to have the prices of the new Nexus 7. The image shows that the 16GB model of the new Nexus 7 will cost $229 and the 32GB new Nexus 7 will cost $269.
As you can already see, the rumored prices are a slight bump up from the $200 and $250 price tags on the current Nexus 7 devices. Even then, the new prices are still insanely affordable, especially when you consider what’s reportedly inside the new tablets.
Last week, supply sources within China said that the new Nexus 7 would come equipped with a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU, a 1980×1200 display, a 5MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front camera. The new CPU is definitely the star of the show as its a pretty sizable upgrade from the Tegra 3 CPU in the original Nexus 7.
Unfortunately, the leak doesn’t give us any more information. We’re still waiting to hear on whether or not Google will launch the new Nexus 7 alongside Android 4.3. There’s a good chance as Google typically announces new Android versions alongside announcements of new Nexus hardware.
Now the only question is whether or not Sundar Pichai will announce both, just one or neither at the Google event next week. Previous reports have pegged both Android 4.3 and the new Nexus 7 for a July launch so it’s only natural for one to assume that next week’s Google event and today’s leak are no mere coincidences.
Of course, we’ll be watching out for any announcements out of Google next week regarding software and hardware. They still owe us for that relatively boring Google I/O keynote so here’s hoping they have something good in store.