Second round of sales leaves 8GB Google Nexus 4 sold out once again in U.K. and Germany

Second round of sales leaves 8GB Google Nexus 4 sold out once again in U.K. and Germany
On Tuesday, Google once again found some inventory of the 8GB Google Nexus 4 and put it up for sale in the U.K. and Germany. And once again, demand for the phone was apparently heavy. Essentially, the 8GB model of the phone is sold out in both countries again after shipping times reached 4 to 5 weeks and then rose to 5 to 6 weeks. Google is no longer accepting orders for the 8GB Google Nexus 4 in the U.K. and Germany.

In the U.S., shipping times for the phone reached as long as 9 to 10 weeks before Google called it sold out and refused to accept any orders for the unit. To understand the popularity of the model, you have to appreciate that at $299 off-contract, the 8GB Google Nexus 4 represents great value. Meanwhile, at $349, the 16GB version is still in stock, or perhaps we should just say that Google is still accepting orders for this version in the two European countries, which will ship in 5 to 6 weeks. And to be clear, the 16GB variant offers just as much value for its price, if not more, than the 8GB model.

Once the dust settles and demand cools for the Google Nexus 4, we'd love to see some sales figures for the device to see how strong the demand really was for the phone, or if Google just wasn't prepared for the deluge in orders it was hit with.

source: AndroidAuthority

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Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)

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15 Comments

1. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

The new saying will be "I bet they'll sell like the Nexus 4". ;P

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

haha....woord!

2. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Can't wait to see the sales on the Nexus 4.

11. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Numbers won't be spectacular really. I think LG can produce 3-5 million units per quarter, at best.

3. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

When the phone was the 5th most sold phone in the UK after selling for just 1 hour... I think it's clear that the demand is huge, and that they can't cope with it. At least after Christmas it won't be shown permanently "in stock"

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It will be In Stock, but with a 5+ week shipping time. :-(

9. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I hope you are right, but I'm not optimistic. First batch: 13th November, sold in 15 min Second Batch: 03rd December, sold in less than half an hour. I couldn't even see the phone as "available" yet.

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

This is starting to be a joke. By the time the Nexus 4 is really available, the GS IV (5 inch 1080p screen, S4 Pro, 2 Gb RAM, LTE) will be shipping with no wait time. And the GS IV will have swappable battery and memory.

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

but no imediate updates cuz its not a nexus remember?

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Well, given the shipping delay for the Nexus 4, by the time an ordered unit arrives, the Sammy will have already received its update. ;-)

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

GSIV won't have S4 Pro, it'll have the Exynos 5

7. mydi.maus unregistered

some people might get their phone by end of jan. gees

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Waiting on the Nexus 4X

13. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

any idea on how many have actually been sold ? its starting to look like the Lumia 900 "firesale"

14. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

well i guess we're gonna have to wait to the quarter to end to see the sales numbers...

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