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Monday, October 29, 2012

[News]Google's official blog reveals pricing for Nexus 4, Nexus 7 (16GB and 32GB ), Nexus 7 w/mobile data and Nexus 10

A post this morning on Google's official blog has revealed pricing for all their new Nexus products.

Without further ado, here's the list:
  • Nexus 4: 8GB for $299; 16GB for $349; available unlocked and without a contract on 11/13 on the Google Play store in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. The 16GB version will also be available through T-Mobile for $199, with a 2-year contract (check here for more details).
  • Nexus 7: 16GB for $199 and 32GB for $249; available in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, and also through our retail partners Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, Walmart.
  • Nexus 7 with 32GB and mobile data: $299 and unlocked, on sale 11/13 in the Google Play store in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada.
  • Nexus 10: 16GB for $399; 32GB for $499; available on 11/13 in the Google Play Store in U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.

The 8GB Nexus 4 is set to go on sale for $299, while the 16GB version is $349.  It is compatible with any GSM/HSPA+ carrier, but unfortunately doesn't support LTE (sorry Sprint and Verizon customers).  The 16GB version in particular is a fantastic value compared to other unlocked flagship smartphones.

The already excellent Nexus 7 (N7) tablet line gets a new 32GB model for the same $249 price that the 16GB used to carry, while the 16GB model drops down to $199.  For those interested in a N7 with mobile data capability, a 32GB will be available for $299.

Finally the Nexus 10 tablet will be available in a 16GB model for $399 and a 32GB model for $499.  The pricing undercuts Apple's iPad line by $100 for comparable models. The Nexus 10 features a cutting edge cortex A15 1.7ghz Exynos 5250 processor, a Mali-604 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and a iPad retina display beating 2560 x 1600 10.1" display.  This gives the Nexus 10 a PPI of 300 compared with the 264 of the current iPad. 

The refreshed Nexus 7 tablets are available now, while the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 will be available through  the Google Play Store on November 13th.  The entire Nexus family launches with Android 4.2

Look for updates throughout the day as more information becomes available!


Official Nexus 4 Specs:

LG Nexus 4
Release Date: November 13th
Carrier(s): Unlocked
Price: $299/8GB & $349/16GB
$199 on T-Mobile on contract
CPU/GPU: Quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro/Adreno 320
Screen: 4.7" IPS+ LCD (RGB) 1280x768p
Camera: 1.2MP(Fr)/8MP/1080p@30fps
Memory: 2GB RAM
Storage: 8GB/16GB
SD Card Slot: No
Battery: Non-Removable/2100mah
Pros: Top CPU/GPU available. Flagship specs across the board including ram, camera, and screen. Nexus phone means non-encrypted boot loader and stock Android. Nexus phones get updates as soon as they're available. 
Cons: No SD card slot. Internal battery. Storage options are very limited.  Won't work on Sprint or Verizon, and no LTE support for AT&T.
Outlook: The LG Optimus Nexus brings top notch specs, a non-encrypted boot loader and stock Android together in a tidy black package.
Similar phones to consider:
AT&T: Apple iPhone 5, HTC 8X, HTC One X, HTC One X+, Nokia Lumia 920, Samsung Ativ S, Samsung Galaxy S III
T-Mobile: Samsung Ativ S, Samsung Galaxy S III

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