Update: Pricing is 8GB for $299; 16GB for $349
LG just announced the Nexus 4, maybe by accident(?), and we might have finally learned the launch details surrounding Google’s highly anticipated smartphone. These details are subject to change, but LG says the Nexus 4 will be sold on November 13th in the Google Play Store. The device is unlocked and GSM/HSPA+ compatible so it will operate on more than 200 network providers worldwide. It will be available in 8 GB and 16 GB versions, but no pricing was announced.
The Nexus 4 will be sold online in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia. Offline availability in Europe, Central/South Americas, Asia, CIS and the Middle East will begin from the end of November.
“This is the first time we collaborated with LG to build a Nexus device,” said Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google. “They brought an extraordinary amount of talent to the project, and the result is a feature-packed device that feels great in your hand, and blazingly fast under the hood.”
Now that we have a launch date, the only unknown is the final retail pricing. The current Samsung Galaxy Nexus is selling for $349, and we hope Google can go that low for the 8 GB version of the Nexus 4. Other rumors have suggested the Nexus 4 might start at $399, so we will have to wait and see.
What would you be willing to pay for the unlocked Nexus 4?