Beginning Monday, (Sept. 9), the new 32GB Nexus 7 LTE can be purchased in the U.S. directly from Google Play for $349. Unlocked, the Nexus 7 LTE features dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity and the option of 4G LTE speeds on the T-Mobile network (T-Mobile SIM). The tablet is expected to hit T-Mobile stores in October.
The Nexus 7 LTE follows up the 16GB and 32GB Wi-Fi only versions of the 2013 Nexus 7. Built-in 4G LTE capability lets users experience faster mobile network speeds for seamless online surfing and streaming.
Fresh out the box, the Nexus 7 LTE runs Android 4.3 JellyBean and is powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. As GSMArena reported, an upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat is possible, rumors suggest that the K-series Android release may debut in October along with the Nexus 5.
Buyers in Japan will be able to purchase the Nexus 7 LTE tablet within the coming weeks. Google recently announced that the release date is slated in Japan for September but didn’t mention an exact date. Amazon’s Japan retail Website notes a Nexus 7 LTE release date is estimated to be on or around September 20.