The Nexus lineup which is sold over the Play Store by Google itself, though manufactured by other companies (which also have been selected by Google considering the specifications and the pricing) has been famous for their money to specifications ratio. The three flagships of the Nexus lineup include the second generation Nexus 7, the Nexus 10 and the Nexus 4. All of these are priced considerably low even though the competitors have the devices with almost the same specifications a minimum of one and a half times the price of these.
The LG-manufactured Nexus 4 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM coupled with a 720p 4.7” display and a 8MP rear camera. This device has everything a high-end smartphone has, except LTE. Rumors are that Google will launch a revised version of the Nexus 4 which will have LTE support. Until now, the price of the 8GB Nexus 4 was $299 and the 16GB version cost $349. Both the versions have received a price cut of a hundred bucks and they are now priced at $199 and $249 for the 8GB and 16GB versions respectively.
It is kind of weird that Google slashed $100, but it has got us thinking if Google has something else in store for us. Maybe it is a new Nexus or just the revised Nexus 4 with LTE. If it’s a new Nexus, that’s going to be pretty awesome because it will face a lot of competition with the devices that are yet to be launched and might feature top-of-the-line specifications(check out the upcoming tech of 2013 post here), but then again Google doesn’t make Nexuses to compete with other devices.
The new pricing makes the devices a blind buy. The Nexus 4 is unlocked, while other flagships are being sold at the same pricing along with a 2-year contract. The price cut isn’t global, but UK also has the price cut. We’ll keep you updated if the prices are slashed down in other countries as well.