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The new Nexus 7, which has already been fully revealed and benchmarked earlier today, just popped up on BestBuy.com for pre-order in both 16 and 32 GB capacities. As expected, the refreshed 2013 N7 runs:

  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (you can read about some of the new Android 4.3 features here)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro @ 1.5GHz processor with Adreno 320 GPU
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 7" 1920x1200 IPS display with antifingerprint and scratch-resistant glass
  • 16/32GB internal storage
  • 5MP rear and 1.2MP front-facing cameras
  • SlimPort
  • BT 4.0
  • Notification LED
  • No SD card (did you really expect one?)
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • Qi wireless charging-compatible
  • 3,950 mAh battery (up to 9 hours of active use)
  • 7.9" x 4.5" x 0.3"
  • 11.2oz

Wireless charging isn't mentioned, so I'm becoming less and less convinced it's capable of such a feat. Our tipster also says he doesn't think there's wireless charging of any kind here. Sorry if you were hoping for one!

As expected, the 16GB variant is listed for $229.99 while the 32GB one will cost you $269.99. The estimated arrival timeframe is July 30th - August 4th, so it's pretty safe to say that the release date will be July 30th, as rumored.

Go grab yours now:

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Between the new Nexus 7, Android 4.3, and Chromecasting, I'm really hoping Google will have something else to announce at tomorrow's event.

Update: Sam's Club (32GB, 16GB), PC Connection (32GB, 16GB)

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  • Sam

    Do you think I'm s.o.l. if I want to get it before Saturday 27th when I go away? It's looking like it.

  • aNYthing6

    Erm, so what is Google going to announce then?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Bagels, eggs and bacon, and fruit cups.

      • Joshua

        I won't lie here: if Google started selling Nexus-brand groceries, I would more than likely purchase them.

        • Steve Williamson

          would they come as vanilla android?

        • Astrofrigo

          They probably make great butter.

  • Michael Ta

    Google is prob not gonna be happy with the massive amount of leaks just happened this week..

    • Joseph Cascio

      I don't think Google really cares. It's not like they don't show subtle hints here and there on purpose.

    • Christopher Lee

      It's free advertising and hype that Google goes to zero expense to create. I'd be surprised if you found a major tech company that /didn't/ enjoy the buildup. Even the super-secretive Surface launch had a few tidbits that floated out.

      • Michael Ta

        yea but this is just completely leaked. You know the specs, you know the box, you know the benchmarks, you know the materials, you can imagine how it feels like in your hand (ruberized like nexus 10) and it just lost the fun. I would seriously hope there's some unknown magic in nexus 7 and android 4.3, otherwise, we would all be like "ah yea i know that" every time they announce something new. I would love to have leaks, but to a certain points only.

        • Christopher Lee

          Your point is...?

          Sorry, but what I'm reading is "I'm unhappy that the magic is gone because I chose to read websites that published leaks that included the full specs of the device I wanted."

          It's pretty simple: if you don't want to read those leaks, then don't read them. Personally, they helped me make a more informed choice. But for the vast majority of the market, the only information they know will probably come down to:

          - There's a new Nexus 7 coming out.
          - It has a really nice screen.
          - It runs Android.
          - It's priced cheaply.

          And that's being generous. Most people will hear just enough to get buzzed and stop paying attention until release. It's only a few of us who will follow leaks until their end.

  • Petr Tajovsky

    No wireless charging, no pogo pins.... this is a step back :-(

    • MacMan156

      pogo pins never took off in any sense so why bother

      • Petr Tajovsky

        Because of docking possibility

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

      I agree with this so much, I was saying the same thing earlier today. I am fine with skipping the wireless charging since it has some fairly annoying tradeoffs and might be a bit unwieldy with a tablet, but I do want pogo pins. I recently got the Nexus 7 dock and I really like it. I'm not happy with the idea that there's no way to dock this without plugging in a cord.

      • henrik

        And no NFC either! :'(

        • Casen Brashear

          I doubt they left out NFC. Best buy probably just didn't advertise it.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          NFC is there, I confirmed it.

    • mrjayviper

      be prepared to wait 6+ months for the dock? :)

    • http://the-jade-domain.com Jaime J. Denizard

      There is wireless charging.

      • Petr Tajovsky

        Great, good news, I can sell my old N7 now.

  • Anonymous Coward

    What about Miracast?

    • saltyzip

      I'm sure that will be present.

  • theflipperking

    I can't even load the page how many people are buying it now?!

  • disqus_is_good

    Speakers in that massive bezel would have made perfect sense.
    Still a great price for those specs.

    • Kenton Douglas

      They're in there ... just rear facing :P

      • Christopher Lee

        Not really "in the bezel" at that point though. Would have loved me some BoomSound/Nexus 10 style front-facing speakers.

        • Kenton Douglas

          would have been nice ... next years model?

  • Thomas Wong

    Nexus 7 is mostly positioned as a budget tablet, useful for small-screen reading, movie watching and gaming. I rather want a budget device with more than adequate horsepower than a mediocre device with magic like wireless charging. This is one way to keep the cost (~ price) down, remember.

  • bcole

    Is that a Micro SD slot in the Best Buy pictures?

    • Stephen Homenuk

      I think SIM card slot

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708741524 Robb Nunya

      I just think it's happy to see us.

  • Michael Montanez

    Just preordered and got my confirmation email! Even paid $9.00 for faster shipping for 32gb model. It game to $302.08 with the tax and what not. Now I play the waiting game!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Any estimated ship date?

      • Michael Montanez

        nope. Says order will be processed soon and that the available date for the item is July 20

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Looks like the order process says July 30th - August 4th.

          • kindrudekid

            I had mine in cart, re checked now and it says:

            "We're sorry! Due to high demand, the status of one or more of your items has changed.

            Sold Out: Google - Nexus 7 7 inch Tablet with 32GB Memory - Black This item has been removed from your order."

        • Christopher Lee

          Yours says July 20? Sure you didn't miss a key there? ;)

          "Pre-order release date is July 30." is all my order reflects right now.

          • Michael Montanez

            you are correct sir lol. July 30 is what it says. I can't type right when I'm excited, clearly. lol

      • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

        I ordered mine w/ expedited shipping. It says I'll receive it on release date July 30th.

  • Santosh Savanur

    No 3G versions??

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Not yet.

      • Thomas

        4G?

        (Just fooling around)

      • Santosh Savanur

        Maybe after the official announcement, they'll put them up for pre-order. Fingers crossed! :)

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Maybe... but what concerns me is we haven't seen any leaks at all suggesting it. Yet the rumor is an LTE version is in the works. It'll probably be only sold by Google itself, which would explain the lack of leaks so far.

  • Malufor

    I hope there's going to be a new Nexus 10.

    • http://us.playstation.com/ps4 Mark Cerny

      Fall, along with new Nexus 4.

      • Malufor

        yeah i HAVE to ask. You are not the "real" Mark Cerny, aren't you?

  • sh123

    s4 pro is useless for gaming at 1080p. The only processors best for gaming on android at 1080p is s4 octa or snapdragon 800 because it has the best gpu in the market made by powervr which is also used by apple.

    They should have atleast put snapdragon 800.I'll wait next year.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Sure, they should have. They should have also stuffed it with 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, and a radar detector, and priced it at an affordable $599. Right?

      • Thomas

        With a radar detector it practically pays itself.

      • Casen Brashear

        Actually..........

      • Steve Williamson

        radar detector has to be the next sensor in a phone... i cant think of any other sensors (im sure there are lots) ... how many sensors can we (as in clever people who are not me) cram in phone

    • Mackster248

      It's a mid 200$ tablet man.... It has awesome specs for the price. Go spend 500+ for that kind of tablet that you want then.

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      Oh Please... most games today don't even take advantage of the Adreno 320 graphics chip at full capacity, your argument is void and null sir.

    • Mr. Mark

      dumbest/most ignorant comment so far

    • Simon Belmont

      Ha. There's always a complainer in the bunch.

      The S4 Pro will handle 1080p just fine. If Google put those other SoCs in, the price would have been appreciably higher.

    • Christopher Lee

      You want a gaming tablet? Don't buy a Nexus device then. They're not exactly positioned at the highest end of high, not that most games ever come close to touching those threshholds.

    • OldDogeyes

      Next year you will expect the s1600 in a mid range tablet... it is a never ending cycle...

  • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack

    No SD Card Supoort Again Heart Broken :'(

    • Joshua

      In order to qualify for the Nexus brand, a device must specifically be made without a microSD card slot. What on Earth makes you think Google would break its own rules? Don't get me wrong-I totally wish they would. I'm just not gonna kid myself into believing they will.

      • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack

        Ohh.... i dont know about that rule !!!!!!

      • Christopher Lee

        I'm pretty much in agreement though with the "why" rationale, as sad as that makes me. There's no good way to support multuser-transparent mounting on a storage media that doesn't support permissions, and the support overhead caused by people confused about what goes where doesn't really bear thinking about.

    • OldDogeyes

      You are going to be disappointed again and again. Google has moved away from SD cards in both hardware and software ... I agree with you but have accepted that so I am not constantly disappointed ...

    • http://GPlus.to/Abhisshack Abhisshack

      Negative votes!!!!!!!!! so people actually don't want SD card support in there phone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Casen Brashear

    Preloaded with Google Talk......How long has Hangouts been out now?

    Also, does it vibrate?

    (Hush, I like haptic feedback when typing.)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Don't think it vibrates.

      • Casen Brashear

        Sad.
        Maybe next year with the Nexus 7 V3.
        Or will it be the Nexus 7 Rev. 3
        Possibly the Nexus 7³.
        OK, I'm out.....

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708741524 Robb Nunya

          Geeze... kids these days...

          It'll be called the Nexus Nexys Necksus... duh!

  • andy

    Anything mentioned about the battery ?

  • Byung-Hoon Cho

    Why are they still calling it 'Android Market'? It was rebranded as Google Play over a year ago...

  • Erstam

    After preording the original nexus 7 from google and then being sold by retailers before ours even shipped I think i will wait. Anyone remember that whole fiasco?

    • Hans Pedersen

      Though, this is a retailer. :)

    • Justin W

      The difference is you aren't buying it from Google by preordering it from somewhere like Best Buy, you're getting it from a retailer...

  • Jason Bailey

    Any pricing or details on a possible cellular model?

    • http://the-jade-domain.com Jaime J. Denizard

      $349 IIRC

  • saltyzip

    What is the battery, I had hoped the larger bezel was due to a beast of a battery under the hood?

  • Alex Vainshtein

    PC Connection Availability:In Stock, Est. Ship: Ships Today

  • David Margolin

    best buy says 'android market' is one of the preloaded apps... we gotta stop listening to anything they say...

    • Mr. Mark

      They're appealing to the general mass audience who would more likely know what they mean when they say "Android Market" instead of "Play Store".

      • Christopher Lee

        It's been a while since the rebrand, so I wouldn't be super sure about that.

  • Pieter-Jan Voskamp

    That's quite a lot of them. And not alot of 32GB.

    NEXUS7 ASUS-2B16
    Distributors: Synnex
    Stock Info: 12,400
    Updated: 1 hour ago

    NEXUS7 ASUS-2B32
    Distributors: Synnex
    Stock Info: 2,000
    Updated: 1 hour ago

    https://www.channel-stock.com/pgSearch.cfm?q=e.g%3A+product+code+or+descriptionNEXUS7+ASUS-2B&Distributors=All

    • Pieter-Jan Voskamp

      Demo models as well, no stock

  • bat0nas

    Nexus 7... a gorgeous photo frame without 3G :D

    • Detonation

      I would bet that most people buying tablets are buying the Wifi only version.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708741524 Robb Nunya

        Ditto. No way I'm going to pay for an additional data plan when I can simply tether it to my phone via ad-hoc

        • Christopher Lee

          Only additional data plan I ever plan to pay for is for a 4G hotspot in lieu of a cable connection.

        • bat0nas

          Tethering will drain battery of your phone. Doesn't sound good at all.
          Another argument: if you need connection on an ad-hoc basis, why not to use the internet right from your phone? Anyway.. it's up to a person.

          • digitalthug

            It isnt that much of a drain on the battery, depending on what your doing. In addition, if you have a phone with a removable battery (why wouldn't you! Thats one huge reason I dont have an iPhone or HTC One) then you should have spare batteries with you. I bought the Anker Combo pack with 2 batteries, battery charger, screen protector and tpu case for $29.99. Cant go wrong with that!!!

        • bat0nas

          Btw.. In Lithuania - 1GB/mo costs starting from at 1€ and ending 2€ max. Is that really not affordable and not worth the tethering replacement?

          • Justin W

            Not in America, Your average data plan somewhere around $30 for smartphones or $40 for tablets, and usually coming with just 2 or 3 Gb of data. We get ripped off.

          • bat0nas

            Oh sorry.
            Didn't know you are paying so much for data plans in US.

            Really not an issue in most of the EU countries. So.. normally buying a non 3G version is a waste of money. Unless the buyer buys it for kids, for use at home, can't afford etc.

          • Justin W

            I think you have more competition which is why your prices are so low (data, anyway). Our top carriers (Verizon and AT&T) both copy each other on the increases in price, so nothing really ever changes. That's the main reason I'll be getting just the WiFi version. Also, if I'm using it outside of my house, I can just tether it with my phone (luckily I still have "unlimited" data).

          • Detonation

            In Lithuania, sure. In the US no. If you want a data plan on a tablet, it's going to cost your from $10 (as part of your shared data) or $30+ for an individual data plan.

      • bat0nas

        In my country with almost 100% mobile network coverage and small prices I don't see any reasons to buy a wifi only device. But maybe it's

  • Gene

    I just got the dock couple months ago and now this one wont be able to use it...boooo...gotta play the waiting game again

    • Petr Tajovsky

      Waiting for what? Next generation with wireless charging of return of pogo pins? This one will have no dock.

      • Gene

        a new dock but whatever....an aftermarket one will be on ebay anyway. Full details will come in a few hours when google shows it

        • Petr Tajovsky

          It seems there will be no dock as there is no connection for it, no pogo pins, no wireless charging. Or do you know something more?

          • Gene

            will find out all in 2.5 hours when Google shows it

          • Christopher Lee

            You'll find the standard USB plug docks, but the hardware on this device doesn't exist to support other kinds of docks. Dream on.

          • Gene

            i know.

  • marijan stojcevski

    What aboug 4G LTE? i'm disappointed :(

    • http://the-jade-domain.com Jaime J. Denizard

      It's coming soon. 32GB LTE Nexus 7 was announced at the presentation this morning.

  • Michael Pahl

    just preordered.

    • Guest

      Where did you pre-order?

      • Michael Pahl

        BestBuy. no longer can though

  • saltyzip

    Does the wifi support 5Ghz spectrum, I see 802.11ac appears missing ?

    • Robert Macri

      maybe its my router, but 2.4 vs 5Ghz in my house, the 2.4 goes much further whereas the 5 doesn't go far at all.

      • Justin W

        That's normal - 2.4Ghz is longer range, 5Ghz is shorter range but more potential bandwidth.

    • http://the-jade-domain.com Jaime J. Denizard

      No 802.11ac (I doubt they'll include that until it's an official, finalized spec) but there is dual-band support so 2.4GHz and 5GHz.

  • Alex James Simon

    Best Buy just took down pre-ordering now says coming soon

  • Bill Stebbins

    Pre-order button at Best Buy now says "Coming Soon". I waited 2 minutes too late. Grr.

    • Christopher Lee

      This is precisely why I went through the hassle of ordering on my phone (at the breakfast table). Always a staple of Nexus launches it seems.

  • Scott

    Significantly taller - nearly .25 inches based on what I measured my Nexus 7 as - but not as wide. Do not like that.

  • Steve Freeman

    If Best Buy was taking pre-orders before, they aren't now. :(

  • Richard Macias

    So does this thing come with a slim card slot? or is there a sim variant coming soon? I got confused by an earlier post saying "It'll likely come with a sim card capability from the get-go"

  • Steve Freeman

    PC Connection is saying (at least online) that it'll ship today. I'm guessing that's an error though?

    • Justin W

      Sam's is calling it a Chopin II.

  • hp420

    Why is Sam's Club calling it a Chopin X, and why have we not heard this name mentioned anywhere else yet?? I think it's a cool name, and we finally have a way of distinguishing between the 2012 N7 and the 2013 N7, other than the same crappy designation apple gave its "new iPad"

    • Justin W

      I saw that, except on my side it showed Chopin II. Maybe it's their way of testing the page so they know everything looks good, then just changing the title? No clue.

      • hp420

        Better than what PCconnection is calling it: Nexus2 7"

        It's not a Nexus 2....that was the Nexus S. The Galaxy Nexus was the Nexus 3, and the Nexus 4 is, well...self-explanatory :)

        Even if you consider just the tablet line and make a separate series for them, it STILL wouldn't be the Nexus 2. That would have been the Nexus 10. Google really needs to get a new name for this tablet badly before things really start getting ugly. How can anyone buy what they don't know how to ask for? (customer walks into a brick & mortar Best Buy) "can I please get a Nexus...ummm....a Nexus.....uhhhh....you know...the Nexus....oh, f*ck it...can I have a galaxy tab 8.0, please?" lol

        • http://the-jade-domain.com Jaime J. Denizard

          It's the 2013 Nexus 7, or new Nexus 7. The old Nexus 7 is no longer being sold at the Play Store so there's no confusion. You can also refer to it by it's code name if you'd like, Razor. Or maybe it's model number as well. There's plenty of ways that to refer to it uniquely.

          • hp420

            Go to a store and ask for a razor and see what they give you lol

          • http://the-jade-domain.com Jaime J. Denizard

            Sorry I didn't mean to imply to go to the store and ask for the Razor, I meant just referring to it when speaking to other tech-savvy people. Like I said, the old Nexus 7 is not going to be sold anymore so there won't be any confusion in that aspect. Also, you can just ask for the 2013 Nexus 7 or the Nexus 7 with 2GBs of RAM.

          • hp420

            i understand what you're saying, but that's a mouthful. they picked a really bad naming scheme.

  • OldDogeyes

    Cannot find the N7 via sku on BB's app...

    • Justin W

      No longer up for pre-order :(

  • marijan stojcevski

    Come on guys, i asked this like 10 times till now, on few different sites. Please help me.

    Does anyone have info about 4G variant availability on lauunch?

    • Justin W

      No one's helped you because no one knows. There's supposed to be one, but we have no info on release.

      • marijan stojcevski

        Thanks.

    • http://the-jade-domain.com Jaime J. Denizard

      32GB LTE version coming out soon. I believe the price was announced as $349

      • marijan stojcevski

        Thanks!

  • Himmat Singh

    Isn't the processor at least a little under-whelming? I thought the S4 Pro has been overtaken by a host of Samsung, Qualcomm and now the nVidia Tegra 4 processor as well.

    • Justin W

      No, the S4 Pro is still a very powerful processor. It's outshined currently only by the 600 and Exynos 5 products (of course, the 800 and Tegra 4 will do much better as well).

  • Minara Ali

    What is the sim size for this tablets? Standard, Micro or nano Sim

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