New Nexus 7 coming in July with high-res screen and prices starting from $229

New Nexus 7 coming in July with high-res screen and prices starting from $229
Google’s second generation Nexus 7 is coming next month and it will have a high-res display, new chip and a starting price of at least $229, according to DigiTimes. The Taiwanese publication reiterates what we heard from sources like Reuters in April, but also adds a new piece in the puzzle and that’s the price.

At $229, the new Nexus will be slightly more expensive than the current generation Nexus 7 which starts at $199. If the new Nexus 7 indeed gets that coveted high-res screen it will have a sound argument against the competition and even the higher priced Apple iPad mini.

Right now, the Nexus 7 faces competition mainly from Apple’s, Amazon’s Kindle series and Samsung’s series. Other manufacturers like Asus and Acer have focused on releasing even cheaper tablets. The new price will keep Google from getting too low while still staying competitive and July is just around the corner for us to find out exactly how.

source: DigiTimes



1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Take my money already, damn.

2. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Put a tegra 4 or snapdragon 800 + Lte connectivity and here's my money Google...

3. FlushGordon unregistered

You're like asking for a Ferrari for the price of a sedan...dude...seriously????

12. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

I understand LTE connectivity means an extra radio + cost DuuuDe...

29. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the N7 had what was considered "Ferrari" specs for the price of a sedan last year so i don't see why not. the point of the N7 is more to plug more people into Google services than to turn a profit on the hardware.

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

You wouldn't buy it for $229 with Xperia Tablet Z specs? (S4 Pro)

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

spoiler alert - it will have a s4 pro...

7. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

That's a good thing.

30. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'd hope for it to have a Tegra 4 but i wouldn't really care for LTE myself.

5. FlushGordon unregistered

And ... Google's hatred for expansion sd slots continues....I'd rather have a slightly underpowered machine but with an expandable storage....

9. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Good for you there are plenty of those! For the ones like me that don't need that much space and like to have a lag free experience this one is better. And nearly the only one with good specs and price.

11. ihatesmartphone unregistered

I don't know why it is hard for google to let it happen.. Hmm....

15. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

Power of Android Bro Choices Choices Choices

31. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

Yeah. So many choices on the.....keyboard as well. Try commas or full stops next time.

8. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

I hope the Nexus 10 gets an update too. I need something to replace my first gen iPad.

20. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

why not get the Asus Infinity (tegra 4) when it comes out

10. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Ipad mini with Retina display is the real deal.haaha!

13. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I might have to give up my Kindle Fire for the new Nexus. I like my Kindle Fire but they make you side load third party browsers. Opera, Dolphin, Firefox, all run a little sluggish on my Kindle. Kindle wants you to use the Silk Browser. I hate the Silk browser.

14. Eonnaydra

Posts: 217; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

They should fix the building problems first because Nexus 7's screen has alot of problems.Furthemore,Google must fix the lag/freezes/crashes of the OS because it's veeeryy annoying. Instead of FHD panel I would like to have all the issues that I've listed above to be solved,otherwise it won't have any chance against the iPad Mini's ecosystem,build quality and super smooth iOS. Despite having a 2 years old SoC,iPad Mini runs every game smoothly without any frame drops and it also has pleasant browsing experience.

17. g35_htown

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

have to disagree, I currently own a 32gb Nexus 7 and haven't had any issues with it. It hasn't lag/freeze/crash on me at all but then again I also make sure I close any apps I'm no longer using. I have at least 10 games on it such as GTA,MC3,NOVA,etc.. they all run pretty smooth also. In my experience, the Nexus 7 has been pleasant and for the price, it brings excellent value, much more than dare I say the iPad Mini.

27. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

I have to disagree I owned the N7 16gb bought it right after the anouncement. It was good with one google account but I used it for business and with three google accounts that thing would stutter and lag like no tomorrow. The Tegra 3 was too underpowered for that tablet. I sold it after the 32 gb version came out for $175 cash not too bad considering the 16 gb version had dropped to $199 new. Might consider this one since the display looks to be 300+ ppi. Although a retina iPad mini would be a tough competitor. I love my HTC One but having an iPad kind of keeps me in the loop. Then again with a surface pro running the new intel haswell I might just get that since I can do real work and not just have a media consumption device.

16. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

Despite the non-expandable memory, the Nexus7 is still a great tablet. I have the 32GB version and I love it. If the Next version of the Nexus4 is larger than 4.7in (between 4.8 - 5.3in) Id buy that instead of phones from AT&T (except for the Note II)

18. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

i hope it has stereo front speakers

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sold as long as it doesn't have the same build issues the Nexus 7 had and it doesn't have slow Asus I/O memory. I hope LG makes it with their 7.9 inch 1900 x 1200 screen but I would still buy it if Asus didn't screw up and it was a 7 inch full HD screen

21. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I would like a leaked picture. We all know the insides are going to be upgraded, but I still would like a picture.

22. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

Interesting to see whether the 2nd generation n7 or ipad mini will be the better device this year...

23. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

The iPad mini might have the edge , but the nexus 7 will surely be the best bang for buck

26. justapotato2

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

any work on storage? hopefully 32gb and 64gb...but it will probably be 16gb and 32g...

28. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Is this official word from Google, or more speculation?

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