By Stephen Schenck | October 11, 2012 3:21 PM
There have been a string of rumors lately that the 32GB Nexus 7, the existence of which is essentially confirmed at this point, would replace the 16GB model rather than providing a third Nexus 7 option, and that it might even arrive with the same pricing as its 16GB sibling. While there’s still no word from Google, signs of just what retailers intend to charge for the 32GB Nexus 7 have begun arriving, and the message they send is far from cut-and-dry.
First we have PhoneHouse in Spain, which has a sign-up page for info on the 32GB Nexus 7 and quotes a price of 279 euros. Obviously, that’s higher than you’d pay in the US, but the important thing to note is that it’s higher than what the 16GB Nexus 7 is selling for in Spain, to the tune of 30 euros more.
On the other hand, a leak from a UK retailer shows the 32GB Nexus 7 priced at 199 GBP, which is the same price the 16GB model has been going for.
What can we make of all this? Well, we don’t expect any retailers to take a loss on the tablets, so it makes sense to trust the cheaper figures here. Maybe PhoneHouse is just hoping to bring in a little extra revenue, but chances are that in most places we’ll see the 32GB land at the same price as the 16GB tablet. That makes it sound pretty certain that the 16GB Nexus 7 is about to be phased-out, unless Google is planning an even lower new price point for it.