New Nexus 7 pre-order available from Best Buy, Android 4.3 on board [image gallery]

by: Chris SmithJuly 24, 2013

New Nexus 7 - Best Buy

Despite not having been officially announced by Google yet, the new Nexus 7 can be pre-ordered from Best Buy, with the retailer also confirming the Android version found on the new tablet.

Google will most likely unveil the new Nexus 7 tablet alongside Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and other products at its special media event later today, but meanwhile we have specs and an image gallery for the tablet available from Best Buy.

The retailer has both the 16GB and 32GB versions of the tablet listed in its online store, and they’re selling for $229.99 and $269.99, respectively, but Best Buy isn’t saying when they’ll ship. A previous leak suggested the retailer will start selling on July 30.

Here are the specs and features of the device, as listed by Best Buy:

  • Profile: 7.62mm (0.3-inch)
  • Weight: 318g (11.2oz)
  • 7-inch LCD IPS display with 1920 x 1200 resolution
  • 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • Adreno 320 graphics
  • 2GB of DDR3LM memory
  • 16/32GB of memory
  • 5-megapixel camera
  • 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • MicroUSB port with SlimPort
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

We’re certainly not surprised to see Best Buy basically confirm existing new Nexus 7 hardware rumors, so all we have to do now is wait for Google to also officially introduce the tablet.

However, we still have no idea when the 4G LTE version of the tablet will be available to order from Best Buy.

In addition to Best Buy, we expect the new Nexus 7 to start selling with other retailers soon, including Staples and OfficeMax – the latter has already shipped at least one Nexus 7 unit ahead of time.

  • Scrine

    More information for devise it`s very cool gadget

  • Di

    ¿Alguna idea de la disponibilidad que va a tener para España? ¿Distribuidores o fechas en las que se podrá adquirir?

    • xoj_21

      amazon… google play, ebay, newegg .pronto.

  • Dexter

    The snapdragon s4 pro, is the only part of the device that isn’t the latest and the greatest in the terms of specs. Still it is a solid tablet of its size, now all we need is to see it in action to see how well it performs

    • Pradeep Viswanathan R

      S4 pro does not support DDR3LM RAM, there is a mismatch somewhere!

  • Ayan Sarkar

    havin a nerdgasm just by lookin @ it

    • Adam Eldin

      I want it so bad but can’t justify a reason for getting it as my laptop and ye old nexus 7 are just fine… THE STEAM SALE ALL OVER AGAIN

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  • Bone

    I like the weight and slim profile. I’m most definitely getting it!

  • kascollet

    First to the market small tab with FullHD screen, at a ridiculous price tag… kudos Google !

  • najiy91

    who is the oem?lg?samsung?or google itself?

    • najiy91

      or asus?

    • Adam Eldin

      It says Asus on the back lol

      • najiy91

        i didnt zoom in.thanks.

  • BestBuy’s preorder button has been replaced by “coming soon.”

  • n4zty

    not much difference from my nexus 7 on the tegra 3 cpu which is only 200 mhz less in clock rate than the snapdragon also they still haven’t added a freakin micro sd card slot? and no hdmi out??? wow what were they thinking…

    • V-Phuc

      I know. I’m a bit disappointed by the new specs. They added a new front camera, but only 1MP. Can’t they put at least 2 or 3? And the back camera is still 5MP. No microSD slot either? I persist to say that’s a BIG mistake from Google trying to push everyone to use cloud storage, rather than give customers the choice. Fire that dumb Mathias guy!

    • xoj_21

      the snap dragon is at least 1.5 x performance of your A9 tegra 3
      and its also more battery efficient

    • zetaprime

      It has more RAM. That will probably make more difference in performance than the bump up in processor speed.

  • zetaprime

    Just ordered the 32 gig version from Best Buy. My mom will get the one I have now.