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New Nexus 7 launch rumours include price and specs

Under: Tablet PC
Date: July 12th, 2013

There are a lot of Android fans looking forward to see what the second generation of the Nexus 7 will bring to the table once it has finally been announced, and now some new Nexus 7 launch rumours have emerged that include a release with pricing, and also some specs.

The Nexus 7 2 release rumour mill has been kicking into overdrive recently as only yesterday we heard that the device had received some new certification, and came after some retailers had begun discounting the current model of the Nexus 7.

Now it is being claimed that the new model will be released in Taiwan by the end of the month with other markets to follow shortly afterwards, and the device has even been given some pricing with the 16GB version costing $229 with LTE support while the 32GB version would be $299.

While these rumours have to be taken with a large pinch of salt, they do fit in with rumours we heard last month about a release date and pricing, and at the time it was reported that the new version of the Nexus 7 would be priced higher than the current model.

The device is supposedly going to be called the “new Nexus 7” with specifications that include a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor instead of the rumoured Snapdragon 600. It is still claimed to have a 7-inch Full HD display with 2GB of RAM next to that processor along with a 5-megapixel rear facing camera, and a 1.2-meagpixel unit around the front.

The higher asking price and Snapdragon S4 processor may put off a number of potential customers if these rumours prove accurate though.

Would you be disappointed if the new Nexus 7 uses the Snapdragon S4 processor?

Source: RBMEN via Google Translate.

New Nexus 7 launch rumours emerge with pricing

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  • New N7 Hopes

    If I was Google/Asus, I’d either lower the megapixels on the rear camera (is 5MP really needed on a tablet?) or get rid of the rear camera altogether in exchange for a faster processor, such as the Snapdragon 600. Google and Asus couldn’t possibly pack a Snapdragon 800 on this beast, due to it costing them way too much. Also, due to the history of many companies (including Google) keeping the price points on their tablets/smartphones, I’m pretty sure the new Nexus 7 will start at $199 for the 16 GB WiFi-only option, $249 for the 32 GB WiFi-only option, and $299 for the 32 GB option with LTE support. I may be completely wrong with this, but companies do this all the time. It’s almost a tradition for them.

    • Martindp2

      It just goes to show that we are not all the same! If they adopted your suggestion re the rear camera it would stop me buying this tablet. I’ve been waiting patiently for this product because of the rumoured camera specs. being quite good. I use my current tablet camera heavily and want a better device.

  • thor

    Coming from someone relatively un-knowledgeable about computer hardware, I’ve never had any issues with the speed of my Nexus 7.however, I have noticed a slight decrease in my memory. I’ve had to download a app killer to get better performance from my tablet. I think it would be more beneficial if they put a little more emphasis on memory this time around.but hey that’s just me.

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