Google will launch its Nexus 7 tablet with Wi-Fi and 3G support in a couple of days, just after the Nexus 10. The tablet will be ready for purchase in Japan starting Saturday. Just like the Nexus 10, the 7-inch tablet was released on the other markets at the end of 2012, and until this month the company hasn’t made an official move in Japan.
According to Japanese publication Impress Watch, the 3G Nexus 7 will be available for the Japanese people, as well, the exact release date being February 9th. In terms of hardware, the Japanese version of the Nexus 7 features the same specs as the international version.
It will come with a NVIDIA tegra 3 chipset with a quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 CPU and A UPL GeForce GPU. The ED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive display measures 7 inches, of course, and it has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The tablet features 32GB of internal storage and 1GB of RAM. It also includes a 1.2MP camera capable of video calling and recording 420p video. There is nothing else to say, but the fact that it runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The price of Google’s Nexus 7 3G will be around ¥29,800 which means $318.
Google is already planning a revamped version of the Nexus 7. Rumor has it that the company will keep its partnership with Asus, but the new device won’t include NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 SoC. Instead, Google will implement Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro. The size of the display will be the same, but with the difference of being full HD. Even though, the new Nexus 7 will feature better technical specs, it seems like the company will put it on sale at the same price as the current tablet.