Is a cheaper Nexus 7 on the way? Industry suppliers cited as sources in a recent DigiTimes report seem to think so. Apparently, Nexus 7 units that are currently in production make use of a new, lower-cost touchscreen technology that is expected to bring the price down all the way to $99 a piece.
The new touchscreen technology, called glass-film-film or GFF, hails from a company called O-Film Tech which started shipping products for the Nexus 7 this month. This is according to a report on the Taiwanese DigiTimes, where it is also said that GFF will not only make the Nexus 7 cheaper, but thinner as well.
A $99 Nexus 7 would be very appealing, for sure, but according to the same report mentioned above, some market observers already suspect it won’t be possible to price it that low; that the lowest possible price for the ex-flagship Google tablet, at least for now, lies somewhere in the $129-$149 range. This is because of supposed limits on “how far the companies can drive down costs in their supply chain.”
In any case, a price drop on the Nexus 7 is probably inevitable once 2013 finally rolls around. But just how much of a price drop this is going to be exactly still remains to be seen.
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I’d say $149
I’d say about a dollar a piece. It’s still a good donut though
I’d happily pay £99 for a nexus
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Who says it cant be sold for $100? Did Google say it? Probably not, bet the competition is the one putting those statements out there. How many people would pass up a Nexus 7 for that price? Id buy one. Would go good with my Nexus 4 :)
Keep the price the same as now but for god’s sake bump it to 64 gig or a micro SD slot.
Like @TeaRunner:disqus I’d much rather see the price maintained, what’s needed are other improvements. Even unambitious ones would be welcome improvement, i.e. Battery, Build and Front Camera.
It will be cheaper and better obviously they r not just going to reduce the price but I also suspect they Will make a whole new nexus 7 for example nexus 7 hd and get rid of the 16 gb just like the 8gb and move the price of the 32 and 64 gb but they might do this while keeping the 16gb