Asus Nexus 7 (2013) comes with LTE now in Singapore

October 18th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Asus Nexus 7 (2013) comes with LTE now in Singapore

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Android fans who have been waiting for the 4G version of the new Nexus 7 will be happy to know that it’s finally making its way to Singapore from tomorrow.

The 32GB version with Long Term Evolution (LTE) will cost S$529. Folks who want to stick with Wi-Fi only now have a 32GB option from Asus as well. This will go for S$429.

The main selling point for the 2013 edition of the Nexus 7 is surely its Full HD screen. The 1,920 x 1,080 resolution means it’s the sharpest among 7-inchers – something useful to have when you read a lot on the tablet (read our hands-on test).

With a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro and 2GB RAM, it should also be zipping along pretty fine with just about any app. Of course, for Android geeks, the fact that it’s a Nexus device always getting the latest software updates is a big attraction as well.

Compared to the previous Nexus 7, the new one is slimmer and seems a lot sleeker. This is despite being a supposedly low-cost device to “sell” Google services such as its e-book store, which opened recently in Singapore as well.

As usual, one bugbear is the lack of a microSD card slot – Google wants you to buy its online services, see. That means you can’t bring an unlimited number of HD movies on a long flight.

The other thing that Asus and Google surely must be aware of too is the slightly bigger 8-inch tablet, which seems to be where Samsung and Apple have headed to. Put side by side, the 7-inch format seems noticeably smaller.

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