Google Nexus 5 to sell for US$399 alongside Nexus 4 with LTE

Rumoured Google Nexus 5

While rumours that Google could unveil the Google Nexus 5 today appear to have been incorrect, another rumour has surfaced to suggest that it will sell for a bit more than previous rumours indicated. Whereas an earlier report pointed to a US$299 price for the Google Nexus 5 with 16GB of onboard storage, an anonymous “source close to the Mountain View-based giant” told AndroidGeeks that it will start at US$399 for the 16GB model. The 32GB model will sell for US$449.

The reason for the higher prices is something that we had not heard before. It would appear that the Nexus 4 will not ride off into the sunset but will in fact return to the Google Play store. For the same price as it currently sells, it will add LTE connectivity and twice the onboard storage with other specifications to remain unchanged. If so, the 16GB model will sell for US$299 and the 32GB model for US$349.

This latest report makes no mention of different battery sizes between the 16 and 32GB models. The pricing difference (US$50) is in line with the only difference being the additional onboard storage.

It will be interesting to see if Google will enable LTE on the current Nexus 4 devices with the Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade. After all, its Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset supports LTE and could even be activated before Google put an end to that little workaround some time ago.

As today has taught us, treat all rumours with a healthy pinch of salt. If nothing else, all these rumours suggest that we are near Google’s Nexus 5 announcement.


Source : AndroidGeeks