Best Buy already has the new Nexus 7 available for pre-order

Whether it’s a mistake, officially sanctioned by Google, or Best Buy’s just going with a “YOLO” attitude on this one, the company has put up a device for pre-order ahead of its official announcement. That’s right — you can now pre-order the new Nexus 7 in either 16GB or 32GB flavor for $230 and $270, respectively.

Google   Nexus 7 7 inch Tablet with 32GB Memory   Black   NEXUS7 ASUS 2B32

With that, we finally get our first official look at the device’s specs. It’s not like we haven’t had a clue what to expect well ahead of time, but it’s nice to get some confirmation. In case you don’t remember, the Nexus 7 will have the following:

  • 7-inch 1920 x 1200 display
  • 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064
  • 5.0MP camera on the rear
  • 1.2MP camera on the front
  • WiFi N
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • aGPS
  • microUSB 2.0 port

The device also comes with Android 4.3 out of the box, something we expect to learn more about later today when Google holds its event in the San Francisco Bay Area. We’ll have a foot soldier on the ground to cover the event live, so once we get our hands on it we’ll be sure to deliver our first impressions and hands-on right to you.

Of course, Google’s event — which kicks off at 9am pacific — is being streamed live, so be sure to take your break and set your alarms to get a first-hand account of what’s being announced for yourself. Are you going to pre-order it before we see how this thing performs in motion?

[via Best Buy (16GB) | (32GB)

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TAGS: Nexus 7 2012 , Nexus 7 2013

  • Josh Phillips

    Live at 9AM PST, not 11. Hence “Breakfast”.

  • Marcos Peña

    Do you guys think they’ll announce an Lte version? I don’t want to pre order this if Lte version is a possibility.

    • NYCHitman1

      I think so, but we’ll just have to wait until noon to find out for certain.

    • jhawkkw

      An LTE version went through the FCC for certification, so we know it’s coming. It’s just a matter of when it’s coming.

  • King_James_The_Wicked

    Where are the POGO Pins at??? I guess the old dock is useless with the update.

  • 1drumshark

    I have no legitmate need for this… Yet I find myself reaching for my wallet anyway… This looks amazing.

    • DanWazz

      I feel you on that point. I have a nexus 7 that is perfectly fine, but I have the urge to buy this.

      • Robin Jo Justus

        just sold my current nexus 7 today :D
        let’s hope that they get them shipped quickly!

  • Robin Jo Justus

    So are these the WiFi Versions of the Nexus 7?

  • Bizzle9

    The $30 increase in price covers the manufacturing cost of the top and bottom bezel.

    • Marcos Peña


      • IronHorse01

        Is Sparta!!!

    • Jason Farrell

      But HODOR has large hands! HODOOORRR!!!

  • Chimphappyhour

    I just might walk in the day it is released and pick up a 32GB if they’re available. I learned my lesson last year about pre-ordering.

    • scoter man1

      Yep, same here. If they carry the 16GB in store, I’ll probably walk in 2 weeks after release and just buy it there. No need to pay for shipping and have to wait for 2+ days when I could just walk in, pay tax, and walk out same day.

      • Tony Lai

        Sometimes I would rather wait for a few days and pay for shipping when it’s tax free.

  • gtbarry

    Anyone notice that the links to Best Buy above work. But if you go to the Best Buy home page and search for the Nexus 7 you get nothing?

  • Milan

    So much buzz around the Nexus 7 but hardly a peep around the Nexus 10. I know I wasn’t the only one looking forward to the refresh.

    • 1drumshark

      1: The N7 is much more popular
      2: The N7 is much more important
      3: The OG N7 is much older than the N10 => Getting refreshed first

    • Bizzle9

      The N10 is only 8 months old.

      • Milan

        That is something I clearly forgot about.

  • NYAvsFan

    I just looked. For me it’s saying “coming soon” instead of pre order now.

  • Adil Qamar

    Bought the first a month ago. I’ll get this one next year. Then the next one after that lol

  • Jason Farrell

    I’m content with last year’s N7. I actually like the old N7’s form factor a bit more, and I even like that it DOESNT have a camera lens on the back that I have to worry about smudging & scratching.

  • HeatFan305

    I hope someone can show the power of that Nexus 7 rear camera. The iPad’s 5 MP sensor is not crappy at all.

  • JRomeo

    does it support Miracast Wireless Display?