Featured Articles

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel has released a 3G cellular modem with an integrated power amplifier that fits into a 300 mm2 footprint, claiming it…

More...
Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

It's not all rosy in the house of Intel. It seems that upcoming Atom out-of-order cores might be giving this semiconductor…

More...
TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC will start producing 16nm wafers in the first quarter of 2015. Sometime in the second quarter production should ramp up…

More...
Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S is the ‘tock’ of the Haswell architecture and despite being delayed from the original plan, this desktop part is scheduled…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 12 October 2012 12:28

Rumour: LG Nexus to cost $399

Written by Peter Scott



Play Store price for 8GB unit


We must say that we were rather baffled by Google’s decision to offer an 8GB version of its upcoming Nexus handset, but if the latest round of rumours proves accurate, it could make sense.

Apparently Google plans to offer the LG Nexus for just $399 directly via the Play Store. That sounds like very tempting price point considering the spec, so Google was obviously forced to pinch pennies and save a few bucks by shaving off some storage. Bear in mind that Google started selling the Galaxy Nexus for $399 on the Play Store six months ago.

It also makes us wonder what sort of pricing Google has in mind for 16GB and 32GB versions, although we are still not sure whether the latter will be available at launch. If Nexus 7 pricing is anything to go by, Google might ask for a $50 premium for the 16GB version, but even at $449 it still sounds like a very nice deal for a contract free phone with such an impressive spec.

It is still unclear how Google plans to brand the new phone. Some sources claim it will end up with the Nexus 4 brand, while others still expect it will be called LG Optimus Nexus.

Of course, pricing rumours should always be taken with a grain of salt, but if Google is indeed planning to roll out a $399 device, it has the potential to transform the high-end Android handset market.

More here.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments