Probable LTE Nexus 4 passes through Bluetooth SIG
0. phoneArena 25 Oct 2013, 11:33 posted on
There have been rumors that Google may be introducing the Nexus 5 at a slightly higher price point (although Google Play's "accidental" posting don't support the idea), and adding in an official LTE variant of the Nexus 4 as the low-end model in the lineup. There hadn't been much proof to support the idea, but a new filing at the Bluetooth SIG seems to confirm an LTE Nexus 4 on the way...
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1. Gulenkov (Posts: 49; Member since: 15 May 2013)
They'd better update the original Nexus 4 to let it work with LTE bands...
13. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Phonearena: hey we found another mob inspiring rumor to publish! Even though we know its just an error let's write an article anyway! Just imagine the ad revenue we'll receive when a trustworthy source like droidlife references our bs article!
2. PhoneAddiction (Posts: 79; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
I'm pretty sure Droid Life said this was a mistake and was from a sloppy filing.
3. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1522; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
You are assuming that there will be a 8 GB Nexus 5, which isn´t very likely.
I would bet more on:
Nexus 4: $249 for the 8GB model, and $299 for the 16GB model
Nexus 5: $349 for the 16GB model, and $399 for the 32GB model
Or even the dissapearance of the Nexus 4 8 GB model and go even cheaper.
I´m just saying this cause a $199 phone could actually lose money, and Google may want to give the phones "as cheap as possible", but I doubt that losing money is in their plans (or any other company for the matter).
5. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Google was already selling the 8GB Nexus 4 at $199. Why raise it when the Nexus 5 is out? It costs around $110 to make (by analyst estimates).
Also, this rumor is wrong. It's a re-certification for bluetooth low energy. But speculation is fun too.
7. softfurryanus (banned) (Posts: 232; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
$110?! I would think $130-140, the specs are dated but I didn't think they were that dated.
6. Zylam (Posts: 736; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)
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9. The_Innovation (Posts: 607; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
I only have one question. Where, is Nexus 5? (Harvey Dent)
10. Professor (Posts: 212; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
I have been thinking about geeting a Nexus 5 but my only reason to upgrade is the slightly bigger screen. If it wasn't because my carrier is T-mobile I buy the old LG G-Pro because of its 5.5" screen (but the phone is designed to work in AT&T).
But having LTE is not an advantage for me yet because T-mobile still don't have LTE in NYC. And even when my Nexus 4 is set to receive in the T-mobile LTE band I still have not being able to find not even one place in NYC were T-mobile LTE works. Even in 4G T-mobile is molasses slow in NYC (it averages 0.01 to 0.09 Mbps downloads).
And I don't consider any other of the changes important for me. In fact, I consider the N5 less beautiful than the N4 because of its cheapy plastic looks construction.
11. Fuego84 (Posts: 344; Member since: 13 May 2012)
I don't see why the Nexus 4 should resurface for sale when the Nexus 5 is supposedly being released soon. Who chooses the past iteration when the new version is available?
12. _PHug_ (Posts: 444; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)
Another week gone without an official Nexus 5 reveal/announcement.
Starting to resent Google for not meeting the release date rumors.
Insane, I know.