One of the biggest complaints surrounding the GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the lack of expandable storage. For those who prefer life in the cloud, it’s not a big deal. For others, it’s a deal breaker; 16GB simply isn’t enough. The Verizon Galaxy Nexus comes with 32GB of internal storage, or twice the amount of the GSM Nexus. Since the 16GB GSM Nexus’ initial release, there’s been a considerale amount of consumers waiting around for a 32GB version. If a recent statement from an Expansys representative is correct, that day will never come.
Corey from Expansys has taken to XDA to announce that Samsung has cancelled any plans to release a 32GB GSM Galaxy Nexus. According to the post on XDA, Expansys was notified yesterday morning that “Samsung have dropped the Galaxy Nexus 32GB from production.” He added that, “at this time it looks like they will not be releasing it.” Earlier today, Negri Electronics confirmed that they have received the same message as well.
We’ve yet to see an official statement from Samsung, and don’t really expect to, but it seems this can only mean one thing for potential GSM Nexus owners. If you want your device to run on AT&T or T-Mobile, and you want to purchase it anytime soon, you’re going to have to live with 16GB storage. What does this mean for potential CDMA/LTE Nexus owners? It could spell bad news.
The white LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus, rumored to hit Verizon sooner than later, is supposed to come with only 16GB of internal storage. There’s another rumor floating around that Verizon will also release a gray Nexus (the original color) that also has 16GB of storage, but it will sell for $199 on contract – $100 less than the 32GB Nexus. Sprint’s Nexus was supposed to launch with 32GB of storage like the Verizon, but now we’re not sure.
Does the release of a 16GB white, and 16GB gray Nexus on Verizon mean Samsung is killing off the 32GB Nexus altogether? Are 32GB Nexuses simply being reserved for carrier branded devices only? As of right now, we’re left with more questions than answers. As soon as we know more, we’ll be sure to share.