Taiwanese vendors are estimating that about 8 million second gen Nexus 7 units will be sold globally in 2013, but that’s the maximum number, achieved in the ideal conditions. Taiwanese supply chain makers have also mentioned that the threshold is difficult to reach because many vendors will debut competing models.
Nexus 7 II will be co-developed by ASUS and Google and it’s expected at the end of July or the beginning of August. Sources from the supply chain also say that the new tablet will pack a 7 inch 1980 x 1200 pixel display and a Snapdragon 600 CPU. There will also be a 5 megapixel camera on board, a 1.2 MP front camera and the price tag is expected to be similar to the first gen Nexus 7.
We’re looking at a $199 price tag for the WiFi version and $249 for the version with more storage. The same sources talking about the launch are claiming that the first Nexus 7 achieved strong shipments of 6 million units thanks to its low price. As more players launch more tablets with lower prices, it will be very hard to compete with them.