When Google launched their Nexus 7 tablet the device did not feature a rear camera, and many people were wondering why Google and Asus decided not to have a rear camera on the device.
Now Asus has released a statement, which confirms that the rear camera was left out of the Nexus 7 tablet to keep the costs down, you can see the statement below.
“Why is there no rear camera?
To make this device accessible to the widest possible market, price is very important. ASUS believes that for this device a good rear camera is important. Adding a high quality rear facing camera will increase the price point and many users would not have a use for it. Adding a lower quality rear facing camera would compromise on the overall user experience so the decision was made not to include a front facing camera therefore keeping the price down and user experience extremely high.” – ASUS
I suspect that many owners of the Nexus 7 will not really be bothered with the lack of the rear camera on the device, this would not be something that would put me off buying the tablet, especially considering its low price point for the devices other specifications.
Source Brief Mobile