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 about 6 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" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 4325 mAh

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9 Comments

1. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

"Speaking about the panel, it will offer a narrower bezel, providing the user with more real estate." Please tell me how the bezel can affect screen real estate.

2. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

*"providing the user with the *illusion* of more real estate"*

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Alan probably meant to say that it will have more screen dominance, although there were some rumors of the size increasing to 7.9" while retaining the N7 dimensions, would be awesome.

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I want it already.

5. BadAssAbe

Posts: 507; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Great Specs with a great price. Now lets hope for 16gb basic this time

6. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

I can pick up a New 16gb Nexus 7 right now for $150. I dont think there is value in paying an extra $50-$100 for mediocre upgrades in the new Nexus. Its not like the original Nexus has lag or a bad screen. Maybe they should have came out with an 8" version or some other features.

7. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

I own one. It's amazing, but it can't handle the multi-user feature very well. It's 1GB of RAM isn't enough to handle so many process and services running on the background. Trust me, it is very useful feature that I would love to get a better experience with it. I don't mind if they increase the screen size or decrease the tablet size by reducing the screen bezel. I'm sure that the next Nexus 7 will be great, so I'll be waiting for the release date.

8. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Might sell even more if they'd release the damn thing already!!! Sorry, sorry... must have patience. It will be out when it's ready. *woooo-saaaaah wooo-saaaaah*

9. Billy48

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 16, 2013

Please Split screen for real multi windows side by side just like those in Samsung Galaxy Note2 etc. No No by floating windows app.. Imagine studying while viewing above teacher's lecture video on the player equipped with gesture control for back and forward as well as 1.0~2.0x faster playing back gesture option and viewing scanned text PDF file below within the seperate adjacent screens...Cooooooool.

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