Rumors of a 32GB Nexus 7 have been heating up over the past few days. First the new version of the slate showed up in a retailer’s inventory system. Then a customer in Japan appeared to have received the larger storage option in lieu of the 16GB model that was originally ordered. Now we have this screenshot from an insider working for a hardware reseller, which indicates that the 16GB (1B16) will be phased out, with the 32GB (1B32) replacing it.
If this latest leak pans out, it likely means the 32GB model will retail for the same price as the 16GB, doubling the available storage without raising the cost of the Nexus 7. If that turns out to be true, it suggests that earlier rumors of lower-priced Nexus tablets by the end of the year could actually come to fruition, with Google and ASUS potentially dropping the price of the 8GB model. That’s merely speculation for now, however. One thing that seems nearly certain is the existence of a 32GB Nexus 7, and it seems likely to launch in time for the holidays.