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Unlocked LG Nexus 4 to cost $399 direct from Google?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Oct 2012 20:39 User comments (3)

Unlocked LG Nexus 4 to cost $399 direct from Google? Over the past two weeks, rumors have been picking up about Google's supposed new Nexus phone, the LG Nexus 4 (or Optimus Nexus).
Today, we have one more rumor; the price.

Multiple reports are claiming that Google will sell the phone unlocked via its Google Play Store for just $399.

Why $399? Apparently because the phone will have just 8GB internal storage and no LTE radio. Supposedly, the device will launch on October 29th, after a Google press event in NYC.

LG's device looks like a slightly revamped LG Optimus G, which is the company's new flagship. Under the hood, the device will feature a quad-core Snapdragon S4, 2GB RAM and a large 4.7-inch display with 1280 x 768 display.

One question that remains is whether the phone will introduce a new Google operating system despite the fact that Jelly Bean is on less than 2 percent of all Android devices, currently. Most screenshots reveal the OS will be 4.1.2, a minor update to Jelly Bean, which makes the most sense and is already available for the Galaxy Nexus.

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3 user comments

118.10.2012 21:36

design is...urgh

218.10.2012 23:56

8gb no micro sd? no thanx! is google really doing this, my Nexus 7 with 16gb was full before installing all my apps and games, no music or video. at least 32gb is the lesson i've learned. We need video space because takes a lot data(the biggest 2 carrier dont offer unlimited data), music/picture is kind of ok to go cloud only.

319.10.2012 11:28
Unverified new user

Wow...This will be an epic Fail. Who in their right mind would purchase a non LTE smartphone with massive processing power? Thats like having a Hot chick that doesnt like ... uh eh hem...and having a Bugatti Veyron in the garage with a broken right leg. This I presume would FLOP. Sorry but I will be deffering my purchase of this.

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