DigiTimes: Second generation Nexus 7 coming next month, and it’ll cost you at least $229

BY Stefan Constantinescu

Published 13 Jun 2013

According to DigiTimes, the Taiwanese supply chain rumor website that makes technology journalists want to rip their hair out, the second generation Nexus 7 will be on store shelves next month (July) and it’ll cost at least $229. It’ll come with 16 GB of internal storage, though there’s no word as to whether or not that’ll be expandable via microSD. I doubt it.

So what do we know about this thing? It’ll likely have a high resolution screen, either 1080p or 1920 x 1200. As for the processor, it’ll be from Qualcomm, though I don’t know if it’ll be the company’s weaker Snapdragon 400, the current flagship Snapdragon 600, or the future top of the line Snapdragon 800. If I had to guess, I’d say it’ll be the 600.

Want to hear something funny? Reuters published these words on April 3rd:

“Google will launch a new version of its Nexus 7 tablet powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor around July, two sources told Reuters. [It] will have a higher screen resolution, a thinner bezel design and adopt Qualcomm’s chip in place of Nvidia’s Tegra 3, which was used in the first Nexus 7s released last year, the sources said.”

So … yeah. Today’s “news” is actually the same “news” from over two months ago; price is new.