Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Best Buy pre-order pages out Nexus 7 version two specs and pricing

If you were wondering if the second release of the Nexus 7 would be included in the press conference that Google has scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, the answer appears to be yes. Best Buy, on Tuesday, outed the specs and pricing for the device, with the price matching previous leaks.

The second version of the Nexus 7 has some nicely upgraded specs, and a slightly upgraded price, as well. It will sell for $229 in its base, 16GB wi-fi only form, and $269 for the 32GB model. It's expected there will be a cellular-capable model, as well.

The now-known specs include:
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064 (quad-core) processor with a 2MB L2 cache, 1.5Ghz
  • Adreno 320 graphics
  • Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
  • 802.11a/b/g/n wi-fi
  • 7" LCD high-definition 10-finger capacitive touch screen, with IPS technology, 300 cd/m² brightness, 178° viewing angles and 1920 x 1200 resolution
  • 16GB or 32GB of on-board flash memory
  • 5.0MP rear-facing and 1.2MP front-facing webcams
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 0.3-inches in thickness (down from 0.416 inches in the original)
  • 11.2 oz. (down from 12 oz. in the original)
  • G-sensor, ambient light, Ecompass, gyroscope and proximity sensors
Best Buy's pre-order pages also point to Google's press conference today including not Key Lime Pie, but another Jelly Bean release.

If you're wondering what out-of-the-box experience for the second-gen Nexus 7 will be like, check out the embedded video.

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