Will the price be right for the Samsung GALAXY Nexus?

Will the price be right for the Samsung GALAXY Nexus?
Everyone has been so focused on when the Samsung GALAXY Nexus should be launched that they are forgetting that there is a price that needs to be paid to own the device. We have reported on leaks that showed an apparently legit price of $199.99 on contract, and we have seen the Wall Street Journal write in Monday's edition that the phone will be priced $100 more than the Apple iPhone 4S, or $299.99 with a signed 2-year pact.

The story, in the financial paper's All Thing's D column, points out that Verizon has pretty much solidified $299.99 as the price for its 4G LTE models, which would cover the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. And don't forget that Verizon's recent MAP list shows a minimum advertised price of $299.99 for the GALAXY Nexus. However, the prices posted on the MAP list are not official launch figures.

The carrier charged the $299.99 subsidized price for the Motorola DROID RAZR, the Motorola DROID BIONIC, and the HTC Rezound, all requiring a signed two-year pact. So the bottom line is that Big Red has kept the $199.99 subsidized pricing for 3G models like the Apple iPhone 4S and the Motorola DROID 3, even though both are dual-core phones. On the other hand, once we start talking about smartphones with an LTE radio, the price goes up. Consider that the carrier charged $299.99 on contract for the Samsung Droid Charge. This model does support LTE, but has a single-core 1GHz processor under the hood. 

So based on all of this evidence, it would seem that the Samsung GALAXY Nexus would be offered by Verizon at the $299.99 price point. Of course, it would also seem that Verizon customers are getting impatient and are demanding a launch date for the first Android 4.0 handset.

source: AllThingsD

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  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
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  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1850 mAh(12.00h talk time)



1. bossmt_2

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

If it's 299.99 for 32 gigs of Nexus that's a fine deal. That's the same Price Apple Charges for their 32 gig model so it isn't really more expensive, you just don't get a 16 gig option. If it's 199 for 32 gigs, that would make it the best deal in wireless. I feel like Google may try to push this at lowest subsidized cost that it can.

13. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

how's that iOS 5.0.2?

14. hybris

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Whoa, pretty worked up about what other people want. Why does it bother you people are so excited about something? If you're not, that's your right. But really, why all the hate? I read a lot that I disagree with, but never take it out on people who are interested in it. Why so negative? It seems like somethings got you insecure, man.

20. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

LOL you're the idiot. You're getting so worked up about a phone that you will never own and never know about. The GPU is still one of the top GPUs in current smartphones, you cannot see the differences in a pentile screen at that resolution (yes, I have held the Nexus at Columbus Circle and looked at it), and there is no lag (again, you don't even have any personal knowledge of this). Besides, if anything Apple is the one that overcharges...

21. mikerouche

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

ugly pentile? you moron you obviously dont read/watch reviews. theyve all said the screen is amazing and that the Os is really quick. oh and hows that nice new notification bar on ios 5? LOLOL have fun with 3g

28. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

The GPU doesn't matter a whole lot since ICS features hardware acceleration. If it were gingerbread it would matter a lot more, but yes, the GPU ain't the best and I'm talking inferior to my Adreno 220, that says a bit.

32. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

you are misinformed about HDW ACC.. it actually uses the GPU to accelerate the OS. therefore the GPU definitely matters. also, it is NOT inferior to the Adreno 220. not on the 4460 version of TI's cpu. do some research.

2. newerapro

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Actually the HTC Thunderbolt Launched With A $249.99 Price Tag....

15. hybris

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I bought it and have no regrets. Not saying its the right phone for everyone, but I love mine and know plenty of other happy t-bolt owners.

16. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

You are one sad individual.

3. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I think that Verizon should sell the phone at 199.99! this would sure heal a lot of the hate that has accured over this phone situation. It would be a good move!! People might tend to forget all the s**ty little rumors and games that has surrounded this device. Come on verizon time for redemtion!!

18. hybris

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I really hope it's like the iphone pricing, $199 for 16gb and $299 for 32gb. If there's no $199 option, I'll have to hold out for a while :(

4. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

I'd buy it for $199. $299 is ridiculous.

12. Orbitman

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 09, 2011

no, ICS is supposed to unite all. duh! =P

17. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Jealous much?

19. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

ok taco stop we know its you

23. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Did taco need to get another new account?

24. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

he doesn't make much sense I dont know if it's taco. taco has the ability to make some sense at times

5. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

I've said it before, it should be $199 for the 16GB and $299 for the 32GB and it will just capture the entire Verizon Market and even take away from other carriers.

6. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Only apple can get away with that. 100 dollars for 16 gigs of memory is insane. way overpriced. Google would never. 250 for 16 300 for 32 would be fair.

35. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Apple put a patent on the "16GB for $199" and "32GB for $299" pricing. Here comes another law suit.

7. Phullofphil

Posts: 1828; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Well you all would buy it at whatever price your not fooling me. I really don't understand why the keep launch dat so secretive but Verizon has started know rumors it's all been us wanting as much info and reading up on any pice of info we can find. Everybody is beginning to say and act weirdly about this phone. The fact it's not released is weirder though because there probably missing out on millions of dollars of potential money befor ics is available on other phones and carriers. That is a bad move and I know they know that which makes me think they really under thought the design and hardware and software compatibilities and are rushing with a lack of properly trains personal to get this phone released in the timeframe that was planned out at the beginning. Partly because they were not prepared and partly because they want to get there fingers to far into the OS and have to start over from how android was with android 2.whatever to 4.whatever. The thing is that android phones have a lot of a shorter lifespan and the top than most phones. And the value of the phone drastically goes down after a short period of time unlike the apple iPhone, with android phones coming out so often. Which is weird because apple which has a long history of not bring down there prices still under stand that a quick release after announcing is important to consumers because we have short memmories and little patience.

36. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

It's the same strategy apple uses. They want people to follow the product and watch for it's news of specs and price and what not. That way when they do anounce the launch date people will line up to buy the phone. They will sell out quickly and only release the phones slowly here and there so more people want it and by the time they get it all joy is rained from the heavens and they have their new phone. Same strategy, different phone. It worked for Apple, now its working for them.

8. warlockz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

ur welcome sir for the lead =)

22. droidguy2323

Posts: 55; Member since: Sep 23, 2011

why is everyone so worked up about the price? Just wait for amazon's christmas specials. The nexus prime will prolly 0.01 on contract lol. Remember how the razor was $299 but amazon had it and the rezound for one cent.I say by feb. this phone will be free on contract

25. mikeystar

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

agree with this, amazon has ridiculous deals, my family switched and saved 1200 dollars on 4 smartphones, granted the data has high costs, but we were going to get data either way. so regardless of the price the nexus starts at, I recommend waiting for amazon or even Verizon christmas deals

26. davin8r unregistered

Anybody know what the non-contract price will be, since I just upgraded recently? I'll probably pay the $700 (or whatever), and sell my Droid 3 on EBay.

27. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

Amazon only gives those deals to new subs, not people upgrading. I tried to get the Skyrocket that way when they had the deals a week or 2 ago and it wouldn't let me because it was an upgrade. And Verizon is the only carrier that rips people off with a $300 price for high-end phones. AT&T's highest is $250 but I've never paid that. Usually there's some online-only discount for $50-$100 instant rebate. Prolly the commision they'd pay the rep to sell the phone lol.

29. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

theReplier isn't taco because he has sense in his posts, Miz on the otherhand, does not, if anything, he's probably Miz. On topic: LOL I remember when $199 was unimaginably expensive, if people will pay that Much for a Razr the Verizon will probably get away with it for the nexus.

30. SoopaManLuv

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

If all else fails, wait till it hits tha certified pr-owned bin. That's when u get ur real discounts. Mayb by Feb depending on when tha phone actually comes out...jus saying

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