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Asus confirms new Google Nexus 7 will launch on 28 August and cost £299 for 4G model

The new Google Nexus 7 tablet will be available in the UK from 28 August priced from £199, the devices manufacturer, Asus has announced.

The WIFI enabled tablet will come with either 16GB of storage for the base price, or 32GB for £239. It will be available via the Google Play store as well as online and high street retailers. A 32GB 4G LTE enabled device will cost £299.

The 7-inch 1920 x 1200 Full HD scratch resistant display boasts 323 pixels-per-inch, as well as 178 degree viewing angles.

The ultra thin device is just 8.65mm thick and weighs 290g. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor with 2GB RAM.

The tablet will also be one of the first to run on the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean 4.3, and features wireless charging with up to 10 hours of battery life.

"Together with ASUS, we took what you loved about the original Nexus 7 and made it even better," said Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps.

"It is now thinner, lighter and faster, with the world's highest resolution screen in a 7-inch tablet. Whether you are sitting at home, in a coffee shop or at the airport, the new Nexus 7 is powerful, portable and made for what matters to you."