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New Nexus 7 Priced at $229 for 16GB, $269 for 32GB?

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According to a leaked screenshot out of an unnamed electronics retailer, we may have our first look at potential pricing for the new Nexus 7. In the screenshot (pictured below), we’re looking at prices of $229 and $269 for the 16GB and 32GB models, respectively. While we still have no firm launch date, other than July references from our sources and others throughout the industry, the chances of the device showing up in the next couple of weeks seems likely. Plus, showing up in inventory systems is always a great sign. 


If those are the final prices, we’re looking at a slight bump from the $199 and $249 that accompanied last year’s model, however, the specs are expected to be quite the jump. The processor is rumored to be anywhere from a Snapdragon S4 Pro (quad-core) to a Snapdragon 600. We’re also potentially looking at a device with a better display (1920×1200), 5MP camera, 4,000mAh battery, and models that include LTE connectivity. Speaking of LTE, the Nexus 7 that stopped by the FCC recently showed LTE band support on Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile.

With pricing of the original Nexus 7 dropping at retailers like Staples, and with a drop through Google Play coming any day now, the time is near.


Via:  Android Central

  • Redsun

    Ok, now please create a separate category for tablet-specific apps, Google. Otherwise, this doesn’t matter. iPad works because it has its own app selection.

  • Jordan

    I really hope there will be a new Nexus 10. I loved the device, but had JUST bought a infinity tf 700. If I don’t see any rumors for a Nexus 10 within a month of the release of this new Nexus 7, I’m jumping on board with the new Nexus!

  • JMonkeYJ

    i think it’s a little disappointing if they increase the price and decrease the relative performance (tegra 4 was a better chip relative to what was available last year than the 600 and especially the S4 Pro are this year), but as long as it’s at least the 600 it’s still a pretty good deal.

    • The Tegra lineup may seem VERY powerful on paper but in real life performance they are horrible! It just seems NVIDIA made them to do one task, game, and they never thought to make them good at regular everyday things like multitasking!

  • Trevor

    Sign me up. Google has me by the gonads.

  • It clearly says the ‘On Hand’ date is 0831.

    • K

      Or the On Hand columns signifies # of units on hand (which is 0) and the next column is a SKU# or something that starts with 83…Looking at how the column lines are drawn, 0 and 8 are in two different columns.

      • Damn it! Didn’t even think about that. Thanks for your insight.

  • sagisarius

    I dunno, from that inventory shot it could be the new Nexus 27… the new hybrid tablet tv (TVablet?). Too small for watching TV, too big for being portable! Ok, probably not.

  • William_Morris

    I’ll still buy it at that price… very reasonable, if you ask me.

  • qwerqwer

    Calling it now.

    Nexus 27.

  • Dave

    If this is the price that is announced, then I will definitely make a purchase despite the first Nexus 7’s Play Store and shipping woes. Hopefully they got things sorted out this time around.

  • hoosiercub88

    I was really hoping they’d cling to that $199/$249 pricing scheme.. but do what you gotta do Google/Asus

  • cheezer88

    im ready to pop my LTE sim card in to this bad boy

  • jbegs

    Let me know when the Nexus 10 v2 tablet is released. My wife has the original Nexus 7, but I would like something a little bigger.

  • Jon Youngblood

    I’m super excited about this! I held off buying one last year at Christmas cause I really wanted one with a rear camera… The time is now!!

  • shdowman

    Been really tempted to get the previous model at discount…MUST…..RESIST……

    • joejoe5709

      Why? It’s a Nexus. And a decent tablet for a great price. It’ll serve you well for at least a year especially with the dev community. Even then if you can find a good deal you could probably sell it in 6 months and not lose any money on it while getting a great deal on the new one.

      • shdowman

        And that’s the way I’ll go. I mean, at these low prices what is another $60…

    • Steve Benson

      I’d pass if I were you. The Nexus 7 is really starting to show it’s age. The dual core and 1gig of memory are completely insufficient at this point. At the time of launch it was amazing and arguably the best tablet on the market. Get the new version and save yourself the frustration.

      • TylerChappell

        umm, you mean quad-core Tegra 3 that performs more like a dual-core Snapdragon? yeah, that. nVidia’s products are just too inferior, Qualcomm from this point on.

  • FknTwizted

    anybody know the official specs of the new unit.. or a addy they can point me in the right direction?

    • brkshr

      Rumor has it, that it’s pretty much the same device as last year with the changes that Droid-Life listed in this article.

      • Steve Benson

        The new version will have 2gigs of memory instead of 1gig.

  • DJ SPY

    I was at Walmart last night and they have the current 32 gig model for $199

  • RW-1

    A worthy upgrade, may get for my daughter who is 7, and has been stuck with a dell streak 7 that is running a custom ROM, the rear camera may not of interest to some, but for her, it’s a part of the experience to go shoot photos and videos of whatever she wants.

    (Switching topic to all devices) What I can’t stand is the touting of increased megapixels, etc. If they really wanted to get anyone into the camera aspect, phone or tablet, show me one with a full frame sensor and perhaps 5 meg on it, now that would yield exceptional results…

  • joejoe5709

    I picked up a 16GB from Staples for $149. It’s my very first tablet and I’m really happy with it. I’ll probably sit on this one for a year and wait for this new one to come down in price – perhaps around $180-200. But as far as the $30 price hike, I’m sure it’ll be worth it. I’m convinced Asus/Google were probably making very little profit with the Nexus7 just to get the name out there and then with this one they’ll seal the deal. Add in the bump in specs and $30 is a measly hike. It’s still one of the best tablet bargains out there.

  • Chris Schmucker

    Correct me if i’m wrong but wouldn’t it make more sense to forget 4.3 and just go straight to 5.0 KLP which is rumored for Oct.? A 3 month lifespan just seems strange. Unless KLP is coming later than Oct.

    • Bionic

      because 4.3 is basically a maintenance update in preparation for 5.0

      • Stewie

        Yes, but I( think his point is this: it may draw more if they waited until Oct and released it with 5.0 on it, typically we see google bring out the next iteration with a device, if the Nexus 7/10 is coming with 4.3, then what will they showcase 5.0 on when that announcement comes out? The same thing and announce a staged rollout?

        • xpyroxcorex

          nexus 5

        • joejoe5709

          The new Nexus phone.

      • Mark

        Huh? No it’s not. Maintenance-update-in-preparation-for another update is not even a real thing, you made that up. 5.0 would be an entirely different branch from the Android trunk.

        • hoosiercub88

          Remember all those issues 4.2.2 introduced? Bluetooth/etc… 4.3 will fix that.

          5.0 will come and add new functionality and features.. think Android 2.0/2.1/2.2/2.3.. Gingerbread was a large GUI update in the way things looked but only style wise, Android still functioned largely the same and most of the actual changes were done under the hood. Then 4.0 hit with the GNex and a lot of things changed, for the sake of this discussion we’ll forget about Honeycomb.

          • But wouldn’t it make more sense for a maintenance update to be 4.2.3 or something of the like? That would keep following the original update scheme for maintenance releases.

    • joejoe5709

      No not really. 4.3 will be a small blip on the Android radar, but I see it as the final refinements to JB before KLP rolls in. 4.3 will likely be the pinnacle of the ICS/JB builds. For those who will be forever stuck on JB, 4.3 will be a nice little bugfix. For those of us who are looking forward to KLP, 4.3 is very minor.

  • Seth Merritt

    Pretty sure the 16GB was 250, so this would be cheaper, no?

    • original release pricing, your right. 8GB was $200 and 16GB was $250. And then when they discontinued 8GB and released 32GB (cause they realized their mistake that 8GB isnt enough memory). Then 16GB went $200 and 32GB went $250.

      Good memory!

      • TylerChappell

        Yeah, I bought the 16GB back then when it was announced for $250, and then bought the 32GB from RadioShack in October for $229 and gave my 16GB Nexus 7 to my mom.

  • Tyler Casilio

    Why does it cost a little more, anyone know? Back Camera? Not that I won’t get it anyways, just wondering why they moved from the $199 price point. Or is it $199 at the Play Store, plus that $30 that Google charges after?

    • Tyler Durden

      Processor, screen, adding a useless camera, etc.

      • Brian Utne

        That camera isn’t useless! What if you’re on your tablet and you see something you absolutely HAVE to take a picture of! Then you can look like an idiot using your tablet to take a picture 🙂

      • Bionic

        I really dont see why people were so pissed off about a rear camera. Its a damn budget tablet for god’s sake. Use your phone that is sitting a foot away while you read your tablet. Idiots.

        • JRomeo

          I used to think the same thing when I was using an N7, until i started doing a video chat on it, and wanted to show the person i was chatting with video stream of a baby in a crib next to me…. It was awkward holding the tablet to the baby in the crib, especially since i couldn’t really know for sure if the video camera lined up right. anyways, this is the only thing I would like a video camera on the back of the N7 for

          • Bionic

            Ok so you found a rare time when it makes sense, but honestly we are talking about a budget tablet here.

          • joejoe5709

            This is what I thinking. I wouldn’t use it for a camera, really. But for Skyping, the rear camera is still fairly useful. Yes, a budget tablet and I appreciate the price point. But if $15-30 more meant having a dinky 2MP rear camera I think it would have sold just as well.

        • Tyler Durden

          Especially being 5mp. We already know how that worked on the Gnex.

      • TylerChappell

        Maybe people want a rear camera on their tablet to use PhotoSphere because they don’t have a Nexus 4 or a GNex that does it?

        • Tyler Durden

          Eh photosphere is nothing special

    • Zargh

      Maybe they equipped it with higher quality flash memory which doesn’t slow down to a crawl when it hits ~3GB.

    • Bionic

      Because Obama said so

    • Prince Campbell III

      Last year the 8gb was $199 and the 16gb was $249. The new one will be 16gb and 32gb, with better screen, processor, with a camera. I have the 16gb from last year, I would be getting the new one cheaper than the old one. I’ll be getting the 32gb when it comes out.

  • Robert Goulet

    I want to buy this so bad, but as a GNex user who is considering the HTC One Max or the Note 3 as my next phone (and who has an HP Touchpad with a 9.7″ screen that is still functioning quite well), it is hard to justify purchasing a tablet that would only have around one more inch of screen space. Especially when you consider both the One Max and the Note 3 should have far greater specs than the Nexus 7 even brings to the table.

    Kinda frustrating, in a weird way.

    • Josh C

      First world problems.

    • TheWenger

      Why I got a Nexus 10.

      • Chris Schmucker

        The one device that proves not everything has to be quad-core to be awesome.

        • TheWenger

          The only time it ever hangs up on me is when I’m updating like 10 apps at once. It’s awesome.

        • Android Telegraph

          You basically need a lot of power in the chipset’s single cores instead of four cores, and the Exynos in the Nexus 10 has a lot. Two cores are totally fine for a mobile device, a point Apple continues to prove with each new iPhone/iPad.

    • chris420o

      honestly its for this reason….that i want a smaller phone…since my n7 i use that for all my video streaming and what not and bring it everywhere…i never watch videos on my phone less its a quick youtube video or something ive recorded or a friend sent…why i see these phablets are totally pointless to me…first off i see clients of mine bring in their notes that are to big to pocket n they have to carry them n put them down n carry n put down…f that i want a 4.5-7 most with a smaller footbprint as my phone now since the big sceen means less to me

      • Robert Goulet

        I’ve had the opportunity to shove a Note 2 in my pocket, and at least without a case it was surprisingly comfortable.

    • Kenton Douglas

      It’s maybe why there might not be be a 5″ (or 5″+) Nexus phone. It would cannibalise the 7″ form factor, especially since tablets are typically sold outside of the subsidised model, which means they don’t have to concede device control to carriers (eg. Google Wallet). Also, a 6″ Phablet costs $5-600, while a 7″ tablet of very similar spec (assuming a 1080p screen on this new N7) costs $2-250? Why???

  • NexusMan

    Announcement next Wednesday morning at San Francisco Google event with Sundar Pichai. Boom.

  • Jérôme Besnard

    $229 / $269 from a retailer; $199 / $249 from the Play store? My guess is that prices won’t change on the play store. The same way the Nexus 4 16 gb is the same price than the Galaxy Nexus was at the end. As for the current Nexus 7, the deals are to be made at Staples (online).

    • Bionic

      either way you cant lose

  • Jeff C

    i want i want i want i want. did i mention i want?

  • Bionic

    The Nexus 7 really is so much bang for your buck. You get new Android the day it’s released and on top of all that you get a very functional tablet.

    I have had mine since the play store shipped them and I use it a few hours per day.

    • sc0rch3d

      dang….just bought mine not 2 months ago.

      • TylerChappell

        lol you didn’t do your research then.

    • AnotherAndroidKid

      I’m definitely looking at it for the upcoming mileage running season. Perfect device to have for a day on a plane and 6-8 hours in town.

    • NexusMan

      Loved Nexus 7. However, you do not get the “new Android the day it’s released.” The update actually rolls out gradually to different devices, and I didn’t get mine on my Nexus 7 until close to a week after it started to appear on others. And my Nexus 10 received the update on an entirely different schedule (also not day one).

      • Bionic

        I was speaking relatively. I know that its around a week to cover everything

      • joejoe5709

        Patience. I think Google likes to call it “timely updates”. A week compared to a month or several months is not bad. Plus, I’d wager (no evidence) that as a general rule Nexus phones get updated a teensy bit quicker than Nexus tablets. Hopefully Google steps up their tablet game with 5.0.

    • I still haven’t gotten the new Maps update on my N7……

      • TylerChappell

        It’s a Nexus 7 for gods sakes. Install it yourself. It was posted ages ago.

        • I’m just trying to prove a point! The OP was going on about how the N7 is supposed to get the latest and greatest when it still doesn’t officially have the new Maps.

  • Matthew DiGiacomo
    • Bionic

      nice. Probably the 4.3 release along with the new 7

      • Matthew DiGiacomo

        You got that right. What else could it be? hmmmmm

        • Bionic

          Well its for sure not 5.0, that comes in October with the new Nexus 5.

          • brkshr

            I seriously doubt 5.0 will be coming this year. They would have to make some major UI changes to bump the version up to 5.0 & I don’t see that happening yet. Everyone seems to be pretty happy with the 4.x UI. They just need to get the backend working flawlessly & maybe make some minor UI changes. Not enough to warrant a bump to 5.0.

          • Bionic

            You forget that I know for a FACT that its coming this year. Or maybe you dont know my history.

          • brkshr

            I know your history… pretty far off on the Moto X specs…

            Edit: I’m not saying I know for a fact that 5.0 isn’t coming out this year. But Google does seem to be fairly consistent in certain aspects of it’s business. Updates to full 1 point versions of Android has always come with a pretty good UI change.

          • Bionic

            LOL, no, i wasnt. Obviously you are one of the many who do not remember I was speaking of two phones. But whatever man, when 5.0 comes out before christmas, October is the target, ill rub it your face.

          • brkshr

            I remember you saying that the now official Moto X, isn’t going to be the “Moto X”. I remember you saying that there will be two versions, after rumors started breaking about the mid-range device coming. I also remember how many times the specs that you claim were in the Moto X have changed.

            I really don’t care if you try to rub it in my face that my “speculation” was wrong. I’m not saying to everyone that I speak of FACTs like you. I just give my best guess based on Google’s past & of course I can be wrong. Your arrogance is what is off putting to myself & some others on here. Like how you know for a FACT that 5.0 is coming this year. Are you working with Google on 5.0 right now? Are you personally going to make sure that it gets out this year? Just because you know someone that has some inside information, doesn’t mean I (& others) should place stock in you. Sure, I think that you have some fairly close information as to what might happen. I just don’t hang on every word of yours, like some here. You can see that EVLeaks doesn’t get backlash like you have, because he announces solid facts & provides evidence to back it up. He doesn’t just post hearsay as FACT.

            I’m out…

          • kmlkj

            If you don’t work for Google, you don’t know sh*t.

          • bionic’s panty liner

            or maybe you’re a d bag an sniff your moms underwear

          • FknTwizted

            I don’t think people understand how the numbering system works in programming and their updates… Just for a reference to what brkshr is saying is 5.0 would be a major update. the farther right the number the smaller update it is most likely 4.3 will be the what we see through the year since its a major minor update. but a update from 4.2 to 4.2.2 is a minor update.

        • EC8CH

          I would guess Moto would put on their own event for the launch of the X phone(s).

          Wonder when they’ll announce an event?

      • Joshua Bailey

        Actually Bionic has been pretty spot on with his reports. I think he always reported the Moto X as being two separate devices, with the first being a mid-tier, and a hero device coming shortly thereafter with more impressive next-gen specs.

        • RaptorOO7

          So when will the REAL Moto X “Hero” phone arrive and what are the rumored specs? I won’t buy a phone with a year old processor, 720p and 12GB of usable space. Maybe as a backup phone if its cheap but otherwise no way.

          • Joshua Bailey

            October or later with possibly S600/800.

          • chris420o

            u dont need a 1080p screen in a 4″ phone…i hate people like u

          • fish1552

            I’m with you. It’s like, “Give me HD on a phone which usually only sees SD pictures and video!”

          • George264

            Exactly the 5 has 640p and the screen is gorgeous. As long as the screen is bright enough, colors are spot on, and viewing angles are good, sign me up. 720p on a 4.3″ is more than enough, I don’t know anyone who can see more than 300ppi

        • NexusMan

          Lol. No Moto X has been released yet. Nor have any specs for said Moto X been released. So how can anyone be spot on with any report when nothing has actually come out to confirm such?

          • Joshua Bailey

            There have been multiple leaks lately confirming a lot of the rumored specs.

    • Andy Stetson

      Good find!! Calendar marked!

    • Futbolrunner

      Oh snap

  • Andy Stetson

    I have my Vita and other crap ready trade in to GameStop!

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      no no no sell your Vita on eBay you’ll get so much more money

      • Andy Stetson

        Not a bad idea, what are they going for on there? I’d look myself, but it’s blocked at work and i have no signal.

        • Matthew DiGiacomo

          Uh it depends on how good of condition/type (white version?)/games/accessories included..If you have a game or two and it’s in good shape I’m sure you can get around $200 for it

          • Andy Stetson

            Awesome, thanks for the tip!

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            No prob! I love eBay! 😀

          • Chris Schmucker

            Ebay or Amazon should fetch you a premium. Especially with the PS4 coming out soon.

  • Joshua Bailey

    Ready to go. Have Nexus 7 on ebay right now. lol

    • chris420o

      lol let us know what u get for it…mines in perfect condition and i never even unlocked my bootloader(and im a flashaholic) i just been happy with it was actually gonna rom n root it just for fun soon but im considering selling this bad boy and waiting for the new model

      • Joshua Bailey

        It’s up over $150 already. It is the 32GB model in great condition.

      • DanSan

        sold my 32GB a few months ago, barely was able to get $190 for it. and i threw in like 5 cases lol

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    My wallet is ready.

  • Bionic

    Even with the raise in price, still a mega bargain. I love mine

    • Josh C

      This. Especially with VZW 4G connectivity for $10/mo.

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      Better be the same prices for the Moto X lol

      • Jordan

        FUNNY! 🙂