Google’s second generation Nexus 7 (16GB) may cost $229
While the second-generation Nexus 7 tablet was not announced by Google at I/O 2013 last month, it is coming later his year – that’s pretty much a given.
DigiTimes has it that the new Nexus 7 will be available starting July, with its 16GB version costing $229. The website notes that Google wants “to avoid competing directly against entry-level tablets.” This is a slightly different approach for the Mountain View giant, which is selling the current Nexus 7 for prices starting at $199.
We’ve seen quite a few sub-$200 7 inch Android tablets lately, including the HP Slate 7, the Asus MemoPad, and even the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (its 8GB version seemingly cost $199.99).
Apparently, the new Nexus 7 will compete with Apple’s next-generation iPad Mini, as well as with Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire tablets.
It’s said that the new Nexus 7 has an improved design, including a narrower bezel. This should make it a tad smaller than the current model (seen above), which measures 198.5 x 120 x 10.5 mm. Other than that, the tablet is probably going to have a screen resolution higher than 1280 x 800, plus LTE connectivity, and a quad-core processor.
Like the first Nexus 7, the second one will be manufactured by Asus. A new Nexus 10 is also in the making, but we don’t know when this will be introduced.