Announced back in June, Google Nexus 7 tablet is now available for purchase in India. The good news is the tablet will be available at multiple retailers across the country, which means lower prices than Google’s suggested retail price.
For the time being, Javed Anwer, tech journalist at Times of India, reports the Nexus 7 is available for a suggested retail price of Rs 19,999 ($370/€285).
However, some Indian retailers already cut the tablet’s price by a few bucks and we expect the Nexus 7 will be even cheaper as we near the end of the year.
Keep in mind that this is the price for the 16GB version as Google already pulled the 8GB model from the market. Android enthusiasts who wish to purchase the slate might want to check with their preferred Indian retailer.
Furthermore, word is that Indian consumers will only be able to grab the Wi-Fi version of the Nexus 7. The cellular variant has been recently announced by Google and has been priced at around $400/€310 outright.
The Nexus 7 is the first device to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system at launch. In the meantime, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note II, which is powered by the same version of the platform right out of the box.
With a 1.3 GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor inside, Nexus 7 is one of the most powerful Android tablets priced under $300/€235.
The device also sports a stunning 7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 800 x 1280 pixels resolution (216 ppi).
We already mentioned that the tablet would arrive with 16GB of internal memory, along with 1GB of RAM. Nexus 7 does not come with microSD card slot for memory expansion.
Other highlights of the tablet include: 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication), as well as 4325 mAh Li-Ion battery.