A Best Buy ad spotted by the guys at Phone Arena reveals that the Nexus 7 release date has been set for next week. Even though it was thought that Staples will be the first retailer to have the next-gen Nexus 7 available for purchase, reports showing that the tablet will hit the US retailer on July 31st, the leaked ad revealed that Best Buy will have it in its offer on day earlier, on July 30to.
According to sources close to the matter the first Nexus 7 batches will be shipped to the retailers on July 24th, then hit the store shelves a couple of days after Google officially introduces it during the New York based event.
Considering that Google will hold a press event on July 24th and since everybody is expecting the Nexus 7 2 to debut at this event, the July 30 release date for Best Buy is plausible. According to Phone Arena, the Best Buy flyer pictured above will start running on July 28th, and since it says that the Nexus 7 will be available “Tuesday,” it means that the retailer will have it on sale on July 30th.
The Best Buy ad is about the 16 GB model of the Nexus 7 which has a price of $229. Of course, there’s no official confirmation about the July 30th Nexus 7 release date, thus we are recommending you to take the rumors with a pinch of salt.
The new Nexus 7 will reportedly come with significant improvements compared to the previous generation. One of the most important improvements is about the display. While the size will remain unchanged (7 inches diagonally) the new Nexus 7 will sport a 1,920 x 1,200 pixels display, compared to the 1,280 x 800 pixels unit of the previous generation.
The Tegra 3 chipset that was powering the previous generation will be ditched over a Snapdragon S4 Pro unit manufactured by Qualcomm which sports a quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU. The ammount of RAM will be reportedly increased from 1 GB to 2 GB and even though some said that the Nexus 7 will have 4 GB of RAM, I personally find it hard to believe.
Unlike the previous generation that didn’t come with a camera, the new Nexus 7 will reportedly have two cameras, one mounted on the back with a 5 megapixel sensor, and one in the front with a 1.2 megapixel sensor.
The Nexus 7 2 will be the first terminal to run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box and sources say that it will have the same price point as its predecesor: $199 for the 16 GB model, $249 for the 32 GB model, and $299 for the 32 GB model with WiFi+Cellular support.