Google and Asus are planning to introduce more models of the affordable Nexus 7 tablet to the markets. Chinese Forum VR-Zone spotted a listing with Taiwan’s National Communications Commission that detailed testing of an Asus made 32 GB storage capacity bearing Nexus 7 tablet with 3G UMTS being tested. For the Taiwan Region, that particular model ME370TG will be branded as the Asus Pad.
Google and Asus have enjoyed quite a success with the affordable version of the new Nexus 7 tablets. Currently, a new Nexus 7 tablet model manufactured by Asus is being tested in Taiwan. This new Nexus 7 model will have 3G network support and will also pack more 32 GB storage. So far there is no clarity on when exactly this model will be made available in different markets.
The current Nexus 7 tablet has a 7-inch HD touchscreen display supporting 1280×800 pixel resolution. Packing 1 GB RAM, the Nexus 7 is blessed with a quad-core 1.3 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 mobile processor. The native hardware is powerful enough to run the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean latest update without any issues. It has a primary 1.2 megapixel camera in the front which can record 720p HD videos too apart from supporting video chats.
Asus has added a 4325 mAh battery to make it last for 10 hours at least. The Nexus 7 tablet currently is being offered in 8 GB and 16 GB storage options. The new 32 GB Nexus 7 is expected to hit the markets in a week for almost the same price. At this moment, 8 GB model of the Nexus 7 is being sold for $200 (Rs 10,600 approximately) while the 16 GB model is being sold for $249 (Rs 13, 250 approximately). Meanwhile we can expect the new 32 GB Nexus 7 with 3G support to cost around $250-$300 (Rs 13,250-Rs 15,900) which is still a sweet spot for the tablet.
Though there were no official confirmations, the Google Nexus 7 was supposed to hit Indian shores officially post September. As of now, the Nexus 7 is being made available in India through couple of online shopping destinations at different price points.