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Nexus 4 pricing could be much higher outside of the Google Play store

Google Play store might be the best place to purchase the Nexus 4, looks like it'll be much more exp.

Published Mon, Nov 5 2012 12:33 AM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:14 PM CDT

Google's Nexus 4 is nearly here, their new powerhouse smartphone co-developed with LG. The pricing on the Nexus 4 has really made the hairs on most people stand up at just $299/$349 for the 8GB and 16GB versions in the US. It's only a tad more overseas, too, at 299/349 in Europe and 239/279 in the U.K. with international availability at launch.

Nexus 4 pricing could be much higher outside of the Google Play store |

The Nexus 4 will launch on November 13 on Google's Play store, with shipping availability at launch in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and Australia.

Android Central are reporting that pricing at retailers will be much higher, with retailers in Italy, Austria and Denmark reporting LG's direct MSRP (suggested pricing) will be somewhere in the 549 to 599 range.

LG's pricing of the Nexus 4 is pretty much out of Google's control, as LG are the ones selling the smartphones direct to retailers. Google selling their Nexus 4 devices direct to the consumer requires a bunch of regulatory approval and certification that might not be possible in certain countries just yet.

I'm looking forward to getting a Nexus 4 on day one - what about you?


Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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