Nexus 7 leaks in press shot, Best Buy ad — $230 for 16GB, 1920 x 1200 display, July 30th release date?

As we inch closer and closer to Google’s Wednesday event, we’re getting a better idea of what to expect. Alongside an Android 4.3 unveiling, we’re also expecting Google to show off its refreshed Nexus 7 tablet. We’ll be on-hand to get an up-close and personal look for ourselves, but some new information has leaked ahead of the event that has us excited.

google nexus 7 best buy ads

For starters, a new Best Buy circular has leaked for the device. According to it, the 16GB edition of the tablet will cost just $230, and will be outfitted with a 1920 x 1200 display (with that last spec also being true for a possible 32GB variant).

The Best Buy circular also mentions that the device will be available “this Tuesday.” Considering the event is not until this Wednesday and the current week’s Best Buy circular is already out, then we’re sure “this Tuesday” means “July 30th,” at the absolute earliest. We’re not exactly sure when this circular is dated for, though, so we won’t put 100% of our eggs into that date’s basket.

We only have a couple more days to find out everything we can about this nice looking 7-inch wonder, so circle back Wednesday to see what to expect from the next generation of the Nexus 7.

PS: our friends at @evleaks have also procured an official press shot for the device. Aside from a double helping of bezel, it. doesn’t look any different than we imagined it would. Still, it’s nice to see it in all its glory.


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  • Min Yong Kim

    Ad says 1920×1200!

  • Bizzle9

    Dat chin.

    Dat forehead.

    • Jordan Caviness

      dat chin dat perfect.

      • Bizzle9

        Yes. “Perfect”.

        • Jordan Caviness

          yes. perfect

    • The Phatastic PhatmanXXL

      Jay Leno?

    • toomuchgame441

      Tru tru

  • bluegreen343

    I personally like having that extra bezel, nice for holding while watching videos, or browsing the web.

    • Bizzle9

      For video, OK… I guess. However, do people really browse the web with this device in landscape? That just seems like an awkward experience–browsing a web page 3 inches at a time…

      • bluegreen343

        I do it all the time, and it doesnt seem awkward at all. Also, it is closer to four inches, not three so it doesn’t feel weird.

        • Bizzle9

          To me, this device is made for portrait use. (Hold in one hand, scroll with the other.) Also, it’s only closer to four inches if you don’t count the soft key and status bar.

          Anyway, to each their own. I think the “chin” and “forehead” are excessive–especially in a universe where the iPad mini exists.

  • JRomeo

    do BOTH the 16GB version and the 32GB version come in varieties of LTE/non-LTE ?

    • Tojen1981

      From everything I’ve seen, it looks like LTE is standard for both models.

  • Jordan Caviness

    there you go!!! thata what i was waiting for!! 16gb for $230..take my money!!!

  • grazapin

    What blows me away is that even with that much bezel on the sides (in landscape orientation) they still have the speakers in the back. The HTC One got it right, stereo speakers on the front. It annoys me that with my original Nexus 7 and all the Android smartphones I’ve owned if there’s really any noticeable amount of ambient noise in the room while I’m trying to listen to something without headphones I have to cup my hand around the end of the device to redirect the speaker output to my ear so I can hear it. The device is putting out enough sound, it’s just sending that sounds in the exact wrong direction.

    • EasyEEE

      Yes, I have to cup my Evo frequently :/ heh

    • PooPooTron

      Nexus 10 has front facing speakers, and they don’t even seem to relate to the bezel (as in, they are on the very edge)

  • EasyEEE

    I will wait for the first price drop.. Guesstimating Christmas.

    • Kyle Cordiano

      People who use the word guesstimate should be smacked.

      • EasyEEE

        Dainty little Neutrogena users shouldn’t make veil threats.

  • ChicagoBob

    Who will have the same thing with a micro SD for about $20 more?

    They will get my money if they make it.

  • Joshua Willis

    Egads that’s a massive bezel. I think I’ll pass.

  • Fodografes

    …..And now my OG 8GB Nexus 7 is officially worthless.

    Thanks Google.

    • Davil124

      move on buddy with your 150 dollar tablet. not a big of a deal.

      • Fodografes

        $150 is quite a big deal to some. since it doesn’t seem to be to you, feel free to send me a check.

    • Jumanji242

      Google should have sold the Nexus 7 8gb for 10 more years and really stretched out their product refresh cycles. That’s how you true deliver consumer value!

      • Fodografes

        Not what I meant at all, but a third refresh in 12 months is a bit ridiculous.

        • Jumanji242

          I agree with you. I bought the 8gb and ended up selling it as soon as the 32gb variant came out so I could move on up with minimal financial loss.

  • HotInEER

    My only issue with the Nexus 7 is that it did not put stereo speakers on the front. That is a bad choice IMO especially for a media device that will be primarily used for games/movies/music. I would have preferred that over a camera on the back.

  • ratnok


    • David Kelly

      315ish PPI

    • Don_SoLow

      Do the math.

  • HeatFan305

    Is it me or the front camera should be in the middle since that’s a standard on most devices?

    • New_Guy777

      It’s probably a single camera chip with two image processors… a la the original galaxy s phones. They would be limited in how far it extends from the main camera in the back.

      • HeatFan305

        But will the set of cameras be really low quality like the Nexus cameras of the N4 and the GN?