Nexus 7 (2013) reportedly headed to Japan shortly, SIM-unlocked 32GB LTE version to hit this September

by: Brad WardAugust 26, 2013

Nexus 7 (2013)

Google’s certainly quickening it’s pace with availability concerning the Nexus 7 (2013). With the Nexus 7 (2012), it took Google quite awhile to get the tablet to Japan, but that isn’t the case with this newer variant. According to Blog of Mobile and a report from Engadget Japan, Google today announced the launch of the Nexus 7 (2013) in Japan, saying it will be available for purchase on Aug. 28 with the 16GB model priced at 27,800 yen and the 32GB model 33,800 yen, which is roughly $281USD and $344USD at current exchange rates.

Google also reportedly has news related to the LTE variant coming to Japan. The SIM-unlocked 32GB Nexus 7 (2013) can be yours come the middle of September for just under 40,000 yen, which again, is roughly $405USD at current exchange rates. The device is off-contract, and Google has reportedly said that the Nexus 7 (2013) will work on all three of Japan’s most major carriers — DoCoMo, Softbank, and KDDI’s au.

On the other hand, it’s cool to see that the LTE model is coming to Japan in mid-September. Maybe that’s a hint that we’ll see the LTE variant of the Nexus 7 (2013) here in the U.S. soon?

We’ll see.

  • Ruz

    Why only LTE model? I dont understand one thing why tablets come only with WiFi and not 3G or 2G sims for accessing data if not calls? Most of the asian countries there is no access to wifi in public and hence buying a 2g or 3g sim tablets make more sense as we dont have to rely on any wifi network. Not everywhere there is a 3G in country like India (where most of ur tablets will be sold) so it makes sense to buy 2g & 3 G enabled tabs

  • Anang Taz

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