For the first ever, the search giant Google has started selling its popular 7-incher device, the Nexus 7, in India direct through its Play Store. The Android slate is priced at INR 16,000 for WiFi-only 16GB model. The Nexus 7 tablet, however, has been available in the country before, via third-party retailers, for not so affordable price of INR 20,000. But now it seems like the search giant is on a pace to give Apple’s iPad mini some nightmares. That said, Apple is still offering its iPad mini for no less than INR 21,900, and again when considered over a head-to-head comparison in terms of features and specifications, the Google-made Nexus 7 comes out in front in most of the scenarios.
Following is the quick spec run-down of Nexus 7 tab:
- 7-inch (1280 × 800p) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (with 216 ppi)
- Scratch-resistant Corning Fit Glass
- 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU
- 416 MHz 12-core Nvidia GeForce ULP GPU
- 1 GB RAM DDR3L
- 16GB / 32GB options
- Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
- 1.2 MP front-facing shooter
- Lithium-ion polymer 4,325 mAh battery
- Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, GPS, magnetometer, microphone
- 3.5 mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4 GHz), NFC, Micro USB 2.0, docking pins
- Dimensions: 198.5×120×10.56 mm (7.81×4.7×0.416 inch)
- Weight: 340 gram
Interested parties can head to Play.Google.com for their grabs. The slate will start shipping by April 5th.