The New Nexus 7 Has Gone Up For Pre-Order In the US for $230 (£150) Already

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Uh, so much for official product launches. Thoroughly leaked and benchmarked already, now Best Buy in the US has opened up pre-orders for Google's new Nexus 7 ahead of its official launch giving us official specs and everything. Anyone spot it in the UK already?

Best Buy's online store provides full-res images of the new tablet, making clear the new rear camera and Nexus branding. The shop also confirms all those specs we've already heard of: a 1920 x 1200 (323ppi) display, 2GB of RAM, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064 processor with Adreno 320 graphics, and new 5-megapixel rear camera. It also confirms that the slate will be running Android 4.3.

Thesite is offering both the 16GB and 32GB models for pre-order. The first will set you back $230 (£150), the latter $270 (£175) in the US, but I'd be surprised if it's not closer to £200 for the entry level variant once it lands on UK shores. If you're interested, the video above from Android Police shows off the unboxing of the new tablet.

All in, Best Buy's pre-order initiative rather takes the wind out of the sails of Google's official Nexus launch later today — but then, we kind of already knew what to expect anyway. [Best Buy via Verge]