New Nexus 7 not joining tablet pricing race to the bottom, report says

by: Chris SmithJune 13, 2013

Nexus family – Nexus 7 on the right

A new report from Taiwan claims that Google will not join other tablet manufacturers in slashing tablet prices for new devices like its rumored second-generation Nexus 7 tablet.

According to DigiTimes, which talked to “sources from the upstream supply chain,” the new Nexus 7 will be priced somewhere between $199-$249, but not lower.

The 16GB version of the handset could cost $229, and is said to arrive at some point in July, which is in line with what previous reports have said about the tablet’s launch.

However, we’ll remind you that the new Nexus 7 is not official yet, and the publication has not always been reliable with its rumors based on “supply chain” sources.

Currently, the 16GB Nexus 7 Wi-Fi sells for $199 while the 32GB Nexus 7 Wi-Fi-only model retails for $249. For $50 extra, you get 3G connectivity as well on a 32GB Nexus 7.

Nexus 7 Price

The same article says that the new iPad mini will focus on the high-end segment of the market, while the Nexus 7 will go for the mid-range. Other manufacturers will go for the mid-range and entry-level segments (Samsung) and entry-level segment (Asus and Acer) with their new creations.

A few days ago, the same source speculated that unspecified OEMs could price Android tablets as low as $99 later this year. The cheapest Nexus 7 tablet rival is made by Asus, the MeMo Pad HD 7, and will retail for $129. The same company is expected to make the next-generation Nexus 7, although we’re still waiting for an official announcement.

Samsung has already announced plenty of new tablets – three Galaxy Tab 3 versions and one Galaxy Note model – and Apple will unveil its iPad mini later this year.

  • turdbogls

    while i cannot wait for the next nexus 7, the current nexus 7 is STILL the best 7″ tablet you can buy for the money…..even a year after its release. that’s really saying something about the “OG”

    still love mine. quicker and smoother than it was when it was released. can’t recommend it enough.

    • Ivan Myring

      Really? Mine runs much slower

      • turdbogls

        thats what i keep seeing. however i have 2 Nexus 7’s in the house. Mine, which is Rooted/ROM’d/Kernel’d and wiped every month or so for a new ROM. and my Wife’s Nexus 7 which is bone stock and it is also smooth as butter. She is a bit of a complainer, and i dont hear a peep from her :) and she hasn’t had to factory reset hers at all. Sure she doesn’t do much outside of video chat, read, watch movies, browse the web, and play the occasional game. but still doesn’t have any issues with it. I know having syncing on google currents used to cause problems, so maybe look into that. I use Currents, but i manually sync it.

  • Fievel

    So is the 11 real or not?

  • Qbancelli

    My bank account is ready

  • Kaitensatsuma

    I’m still wrestling between the MeMo 7HD and the Nex 7 – I really need specs to make a final decision, even if the release date is further out like august. I can wait.


    The Nexus 7.2 is rumored to have a 1080p Full HD display as well as Snapdragon 800 processor. It also will have a revised design…thinner bezels and lighter weight.

    • joser116

      The Snapdragon 800 is pretty expensive, if Google can provide it while keeping the same $200 price (16GB), then it would be great. I wonder if Google would increase the screen size.

  • SashaPeters

    One new tablet to launch this week is the Novo 8 Discovery($169) that’s available through T a bl e t S p r i n t– and compares to the 8 inch mini iPad- with fast Quad core performance, and an 8″ size, which is almost as compact as a 7″ tablet but in comparison offers 65% more screen space to play with – it offers an impressive 5000 mAh battery for long life, MicroSD, Dual Cameras, HDMI, and is also one of the first tablets that works with Miracast TV- HD Wireless (like Apple TV – Airplay device) to stream movies wirelessly from your tablet to a TV in full HD 1080p and turn your TV into a multimedia computer center; and is also great for 3D gaming on your big screen using the tablet as a motion control device… worth checking out…

    • It seems that you pretty much spam every Nexus 7 story with this ad for the Novo 8.

  • Abinav Pothuganti

    Thats a good news for gadget lovers..Thanks for the share..

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