Never mind that the Google Play Store won’t sell you the new Wi-Fi Nexus 7 2013 if you’re located in India. It can still be purchased from an online retailer which has priced the 16GB model at Rs 22,281 and the 32GB capacity at Rs 26,895.
Difference between old and new Nexus 7
The 2013 version has 2GB RAM, a 7-inch 1200 x 1920p screen, a quad core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, a 5MP camera capable of 1080p HD recording, a 1.2MP front lens and a bigger battery than its predecessor.
The old Nexus 7 has 1GB RAM, a 7-inch 800 x 1280p display, a quad core 1.2GHz Tegra 3 chip, no rear camera and a 1.2MP webcam. Flipkart is selling the 16GB one for as low as Rs 10,000 right now. Both Nexus tablets feature Android 4.3 at present.
An online portal called Grabmore has both the 16GB as well as the 32GB 2013 Nexus 7 for sale. Considering that these are imported units, the prices seem all right. Google is still asking Rs 16,000 and Rs 19,000 for the older devices in 16GB and 32GB models, after all.
Meanwhile’s Flipkart’s price drop offer could have something to do with the fact that Amazon slashed the rates of its Kindle Fire HD in the country. The 7-inch, 16GB tablet which initially cost Rs 16,000, can now be picked up for Rs 12,000.
Amazon and Google are undoubtedly each other’s biggest rivals when it comes to budget-friendly tablets branded by trusted names. But it’s not like there’s any dearth of Android slates in India. We see plenty of smaller companies launch low- to mid-range devices now and again.