New Nexus 7 Pre-Orders Begin In U.K. Ahead Of Mid-September Launch


British retailers have begun accepting pre-orders for the new Nexus 7 today, just a day after it was announced by Google at an event in San Francisco. Currys and PC World were first to make their pre-order pages live, with prices starting at £199.99 ($306) for the 16GB model.

Both retailers are advertising a September 13 release date, which is around six weeks after the tablet is made available in the U.S.

These details may be updated in the coming weeks, of course, but given that Currys and PC World — both of which are part of the Dixons Group — were launch partners for the original Nexus 7, it’s likely the information they’re advertising is accurate.

In addition to the 16GB model for £199.99, Brits can also pre-order the 32GB model for £239.99 ($367). There’s no sign of the 32GB 4G LTE model in the U.K. yet, but it’s likely we’ll have to wait a lot longer for this than those the other side of the pond.

These prices seem pretty steep when you compare them to the U.S. ones; they’re also around £40 more than the original models. But the new Nexus 7 is still pretty cheap when you compare it to its rivals. For example, it has a better display and better internals than the iPad mini, yet it’s a good £110 cheaper.

Google had stated during its press event on Wednesday that other countries would see the new Nexus 7 “in the coming weeks,” so having to wait until mid-September is a little disappointing. But never mind — at least you have plenty of time to pre-order.