Is the Nexus 4 going to be sold alongside the Nexus 5?

by: Chris SmithOctober 28, 2013

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An image from a well-known leaker seems to suggest that the Nexus 4 may be sold alongside the Nexus 5 in the near future.

The image above, provided by @evleaks shows the LG Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 both listed in the internal system of a “big box retailer.” We have no idea who the big box retailer is, but that particular interface looks very similar to the one spotted in a reportedly leaked Carphone Warehouse internal system image that we’ve seen earlier today (see last image).


That doesn’t necessarily mean the leak is accurate, or that it’s Carphone Warehouse the big box retailer mentioned by @evleaks in case the Nexus 4 will indeed be sold alongside the Nexus 5 by certain stores.

We will point out that, for what it’s worth, the UK retailer doesn’t stock the Nexus 4 at this time. Furthermore, the handset is not officially available from the Google Play Store either.


We’ll also remind you that we have recently seen an LTE Nexus 4 model at the Bluetooth SIG again, with some reports suggesting that a 2013 Nexus 4 LTE model may be in the works – this is an older rumor, which never got any substantial traction.

We’ll have more details for you once Google officially announces its new fall products – hopefully that will happen tomorrow.

  • MattHail

    I think this will be a good strategy for google to get more sales, target high end while higher mid range market. Nexus 4 still a good device btw.

  • Derek Scott

    Nexus 5 will be priced on the high end if this is true.

    • Surreal boric

      Not necessarily…

  • Groud Frank

    This is a good idea. I am most curious to see the price of the nexus 4 and if it’s pricing will affect the price of the nexus 5, if this is the route Google is taking.

  • willyvwade

    Model is probably still in the system to deal with returns, repairs and replacements.

    Many N4s are under a year old, and by EU legislation, where possible, the retailer must deal with R,R & R (even if that just means acting as a middle man between customer and manufacturer).

    • JonDuke19

      Nope. EVLeaks is ALWAYS accurate. He doesn’t leak much, but when he does, it’s pretty much confirmed 100%.

    • Tylerstravis

      The N4 does not come in white though, so that doesn’t really add up :)

      • Ivan Myring

        Yes it does (did)

        • Tylerstravis

          Dammit! I’m a idiot!

  • trickster_qc

    so we would see a 199$-249$ Nexus 4 and a 349$ 399$ Nexus 5?

    that could work.

    • Simon Belmont

      Yeah. That’s what I’d think if the Nexus 4 being sold thing is true.

      I wonder if it’s just selling off old inventory, though. Who knows.

  • nishantsirohi123

    That shall be good idea, Nexus 4 has great hardware. hopefully 32 GB model is released.

    Win Win for LG and Google (LG is obviously not hitting loss with Nexus 4) , especially LG which has gained more respect in the market thanks to Nexus 4.

    Don’t seal the battery and the world shall be a happy place.

  • Cal Rankin

    I just hope that the Nexus 5 still starts at $349. Let people snap up any other Nexus 4s at $199 and $249.