Sales of second generation Google Nexus 7 could reach 8 million units in 2013

Sales of second generation Google Nexus 7 could reach 8 million units in 2013
According to Industry sources, the second generation of the Google Nexus 7 will be launched at the end of this month or early next month. These sources believe that there is a chance for 8 million units of the refreshed model to be sold in 2013. On the other hand, many analysts see that as a number impossible to achieve because of competing models in the Android powered, low-cost 7 inch tablet niche. Some rumors earlier this year called for a July launch for the tablet, which is manufactured by ASUS. 

The second generation model of the Google Nexus 7 is expected to replace the NVIDIA Tegra 3 that is powering the device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor because of the better power efficiency with the Snapdragon chip. The 7 inch screen will have improved resolution of 1980 x 1200, up from the 1280 x 800 resolution seen on the original 7 inch glass. That will raise the pixel density smartly from the current 216ppi. Speaking about the panel, it will offer a narrower bezel, providing the user with more real estate. Most new devices are coming to market these days with a thinner, narrower bezel. The slate will come with a camera on back (5MP) and one on front (1.2MP) and is expected to be priced in the range of $199-$249 for a version with Wi-Fi connectivity.

The original model of the Google Nexus 7 sold about6 million units thanks to its low price. But with a number of new 7 inch models launched with lower prices, the Google Nexus 7 needs more than just affordability in order to be competitive. Thus, the revised specs, which could help the slate compete enough to reach 8 million in sales.

source: DigiTimes

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Nexus 7
  • Display 7.0 inches 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera () 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB,
  • Battery 4325 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop

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