32GB Google Nexus 7: Double the Storage at the Same Price?

Google will soon start selling a Nexus 7 with 32 GB of storage and will phase out the existing 16 GB variant. The 32GB variant will keep the price tag of the phased-out model. Google and Asus in July launched an 8GB and 16GB Nexus 7 that are priced at $199 and $249. Confirming that a new variant is coming are (i) reports that a Japanese customer received a 32GB Nexus 7 instead of the 16GB that was originally ordered, and (ii) the Spanish leg of Carphone Warehouse listing the new tablet version, although it priced the tablet at 279 euro (roughly $360).

What Else You Need To Know

  • While there have been reports that Asus and Google are working on a 3G or 4G-ready Nexus 7, the 32GB variant will likely still lack cellular connectivity.
  • CNET has confirmed that Google and Samsung are working on a 10-inch and high-end successor to the Nexus 7 but the site says that the device will only be ready in the first half of 2013.

Other sources

The jump from 8 to 16GB isn’t all that much for the extra cost, but 8 to 32GB certainly makes an upgrade to the larger model more diserable - Andrew Grush, Android Authority  
Chip Chick
32GB Nexus 7 Close, HTC Suffers, Nokia Lumia 810 Announced & More – Pocketnow Daily
Japanese Customer Receives 32 GB Nexus 7 Tablet by Mistake
32GB Nexus 7 model will be used to phase out 16GB Nexus 7 tablets  

Those that don’t mind streaming and cloud storage will likely flock to buy a sub-$199 Nexus 7, and the existing price point for the 16GB model is more than fair for a 32GB model.

Google is reportedly phasing out 16GB Nexus 7 tablet with 32GB model
All About Symbian
32GB Nexus 7 could launch as replacement for 16GB model  

We don’t know what price Google will launch the 32GB model at, but we can guess that it will want to keep it on the inexpensive side. If Google phases out the 16GB model with the release of the 32GB one, it could be that the company will offer the new 32GB version for the same price as the 16GB model.

32GB Nexus 7 May Debut as Replacement Version of 16 GB Unit  

The confirmation of the 16 GB unit’s replacement with the 32 GB is achieved through a new image sent to Phandroid by an insider

Chip Chick
Is The 16GB Nexus 7 About To Disappear?
Chip Chick
32GB Nexus 7 Pricing Is Confusing; Will It Replace 16GB Or Not?
All About Symbian
Nexus 7 32GB advertised on Phone House website  

It certainly seems like Google is gearing up to announce this oft-rumored Nexus 7 model, but we’re hesitant to say anything is for sure without any word from Google.

Android Central
Spanish Carphone Warehouse showing registration page for 32GB Nexus 7