It looks like Google could be bringing a 32GB version of its Nexus tablet to market as soon as this week. In a tip to ITProPortal from a person close to UK retailer Argos, they revealed that they plan to add the Nexus 7 to its Christmas gift guide, which hits the shelves this week. Shortly after, Spanish retailer Phone House added a preorder page offering the same device for £279 ($361.64).

The report from Argos says that the device will retail for £199.99 (@$259.23). Phone House is asking a full £80 more than the price confirmed by Argos. The Argos report claims that this new 32GB model will replace the 16GB version, so that is why they expect it to go for the same price.

Many retailers have been dropping the price of the 16GB version, which further shows the likelihood of a 32GB version hitting the market just in time for the holidays. Google has not officially confirmed the existence of a 32GB version of the popular tablet. Asus has also not said a word about the official existence of this device.

Only time will tell if the 32GB Nexus 7 is officially hitting the market, but reports from two major retailers happening at around the same time seems like too big of a coincidence. Hopefully, with these reports breaking, Google or Asus will step up and make an official announcement soon. Either way, we will keep you posted on all the latest Nexus 7 as it happens.

Source: Omio and ITProPortal

  • bobba

    What about micro sd expansion?? what about a 64GB version huh??.. look this device is aimed at those who love gaming & watching movies on-the-fly so why only bring out a pittiful 8/16 or even 32gb flavours?? OH WAIT i know why!! they want to MILK the consumers.. so next year where going to see the 64 version arent we & the year after that a micro sd expansion slot. haha

    • Adam Estep

      It’s a nexus device, you’re very unlikely to see an sd card slot. Check the history of nexus. Also, no 64 gb has been on nexus. Again, check history. If you want more storage use an otg cable.

    • Straximus

      There are limitations on Android for apps that get installed or moved to SD. You can’t use those apps’ widgets, for example. Google’s position seems to be that it’s a technical distinction that users shouldn’t have to understand, so they eliminate it as a potential stumbling block. So while it sucks for those of us who know to only store media on our SD cards, the average user probably ends up with a better experience.

    • No SD because it is a Nexus device. And they aren’t “milking” us Apple style. They are doing it to keep the price down ($199 tablet) and also trying to get users to enjoy the cloud options available. Yes I’d rather have a micro-SD and 32GB of storage, but the low price sure is nice.

      • 01001111

        Thank you, Cory. People, know what you’re talking about before you start foaming at the mouth… smh… Now that Google is (potentially) offering a 32GB model, which is the minimum internal storage a device should have these days imo, I don’t see a problem with it being all on-board. If you’re going to nix support for a microSD card, I say at least have a sufficient amount of internal storage and 32GB fits the bill for most.

  • Simon

    They say it will be listed in an Argos catalogue this week but I have known Argos list things with a future release date before e.g. games.

    We might get a better idea of the release date from this though…