In a surprise move, Google has dropped the price of the LG manufactured Nexus 4 by 25% in a bunch of key markets. The flagship Nexus class device comes in two options – an 8 GB lower priced variant and a 16 GB version. Both these models see a sharp $100 price cut. The unlocked SIM free Nexus 4 is now available for just $199 and $249 for the 8 and 16 GB versions respectively. The discounts are applicable in the US, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Spain, the UK and South Korea.
The Google Nexus 4, as you might be aware is the latest of Google’s Nexus branded reference handsets that run the pure, unmodified version of Android without manufacturer customizations. The device packs in a previous generation Snapdragon S4 chipset that houses a 1.5Ghz quad core processor. Apart from 2GB worth of RAM, it also gets a 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS LCD display. While it might have been outshone in specifications by newer arrivals in the market, the Nexus 4 still remains a much sought after handset even though its approaching its first birthday on October 29. It is also the first of the devices to receive an update to Android 4.3 – released not long ago.
There have been rumors about the possibility of this price cut being a sign that Google is prepping a Motorola manufactured Nexus 5. We might have to wait till October for that to become official, however. Now that the Google Nexus 4 has become much cheaper, would you be still interested in getting hold of one?