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July 12, 2013

Nexus 7 v2 launch rumours include price and specs

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We are along with lost of Android fans looking forward to see what the second gen of the Nexus 7 will bring to the table once Google finally release the details, 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 (£159)  with LTE support while the 32GB version would be $299 (£200).

Neither of these UK prices seem to hold any water when to compare current store prices (32GB, 3G, Wi-Fi) at £235.

I would think that you will see the current models disappear off the shelves and replaced with the new models. Many of the current models will go back to the manufacturer for warranty replacement stock.

But while these rumours have to be taken with a very 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 specs that include:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor instead of the rumoured Snapdragon 600.
  • It is still claimed to have a 7-inch Full HD display
  • 2GB of RAM next to that processor
  • 5-megapixel rear facing camera, and a 1.2-mp 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?

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, BlackBerry OS’s and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a HTC One, Blackberry Q10, N7 (2013) Kogan Agora HD, ZTE Open and iPad mini






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