The Google Nexus 7 tablet with 16GB storage will be priced at $229, a $30 per increase from the current Nexus 7 released a year ago.
It will be 30 percent below the $329 that Apple charges for its iPad Mini.
Kindle Fire HD tablet from Amazon.com currently is priced at $199.
Nexus 7’s 32GB version will be priced at $269, a $20 price increase.
The device unveiled on Wednesday in San Francisco will go on sale in the U.S. next Tuesday in Google’s online store and retailers.
The 7-inch HD tablet promises to run nearly as twice as fast.
It would come with dual stereo speakers for richer sound.
The latest tablet’s battery will offer up to 10 hours of battery life for Web browsing, an increase of about an hour from the current version.
The Nexus 7 will be the first device to get the 4.3 version of its Android software.
- 7.02” 1920×1200 HD display (323 ppi)
- 1080p HD IPS
- Scratch resistant Corning® glass
- 1.2MP front facing, fixed focus
- 5MP rear facing, auto focus
- 114 x 200 x 8.65 mm
- 0.64lbs (290g) Wi-Fi, 0.66lbs (299g) LTE
- 3950 mAh
- Up to 9 hours active use
- Wireless charging built-in (Qi compatible)
- Stereo speakers
- Surround sound, powered by Fraunhofer
- CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1.5GHz
- GPU: Adreno 320, 400MHz
- Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n
- 16GB or 32GB internal storage
- 2GB RAM