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

October 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).

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    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.

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    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.

    Comments

    • 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.

    • http://www.androidauthority.com 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.

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