Search engine giant Google is reportedly planning to release the second generation tablet Nexus 7 and the new Nexus 5 smartphone in India in a few days time. 

Times of India, citing sources, has revealed that the Nexus 7 (2013 version) may hit stores around 12 November. The tipsters further added that the newly unveiled Nexus 5 smartphone may make its India debut probably by the month end.

The second generation Nexus 7, jointly developed by Taiwanese firm Asus and Google, made its global debut on 27 July and has been already released in western markets (US, Canada and select European regions). It sports a 7.02-inch IPS full HD LCD screen, with pixel density 323 ppi (pixels per inch).

The new Nexus 7 ships with v4.3 Jelly Bean OS (v4.4 KitKat update will be rolled out soon) and packs a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB/32GB storage (non-expandable). It also boasts a 5.0-megapixel camera with full HD video recording ability and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing secondary camera.

Google Play Store (India Edition) has listed the new Nexus 7 (2013 version)- 32GB LTE model for ₹25,999. The online store has also revealed the prices of two other storage variants, but in US dollar denomination - $229(around ₹14,140) for 16GB (Wi-Fi only) and $269 (around ₹16,610) for 32GB (Wi-Fi only). 

On the other hand, the new Nexus 5 smartphone is produced by Google and the South Korean major LG. It sports a 4.95-inch full HD IPS display with pixel density of 445 ppi (pixels per inch) and packs 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core processor, 450MHz Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM and comes in two storage capacities: 16GB and 32GB (no microSD card support).

Google Play Store (India) has already released price details: 16 GB model will costs ₹28,999 and 32GB has a price-tag of ₹32,999. 

Key specifications of Nexus 7 (2013 Version) and Nexus 5:


Asus-Google Nexus 7 (2013 Version)

LG-Google Nexus 5


7.02-inch IPS LCD screen with full HD 1080x1920p display resolution having pixel density of close to 323 ppi (pixels per inch), and comes with scratch-resistant Corning Glass screen shield

4.95-inch full HD IPS display with 1080x1920p resolutions having pixel density of 445 ppi (pixels per inch), Corning Gorilla Glass


Latest Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS

Android v4.4 KitKat


Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor with 1.5GHz CPU speed (chipset type: APQ8064)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core processor with CPU speed of 2.3GHz


400 MHz Adreno 320 graphics engine

450 MHz Adreno 330




Storage capacity

16GB & 32GB        

16GB & 32GB


Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with full HD 1080p recording ability

Front: 1.2-megapixel camera

Main: 8.0-megapixel camera  with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and HDR +, photo sphere with 360-degree view

Front: 1.3-megapixel camera


3950 mAh, with up to 9 hours of back-up


Talk time: up to 17 hours

Standby mode: 300 hours


3G & 4G/LTE (optional)- available in select markets

3G And 4G/LTE


Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi Dual-band (802.11 b/g/n & 2.4GHz & 5 GHz), NFC, micro-USB v2.0, Wireless charging capability

2.3GHz Wireless Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.5G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth v4.0, NFC (Android Beam ), micro-USB,


200.0 x114.0 x 8.65 mm

137.84 x 69.7 x 8.59 mm


Wi-Fi model:290 g; LTE model: 299 g

130 g


32GB-LTE model - ₹25,999, whereas 16GB (Wi-Fi only) model will cost $229 (₹14,140) and 32GB (Wi-Fi only) : $269 (₹16,610)

₹28,999(16GB) & ₹32,999(32GB)

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