There is much anticipation among Android users for the latest and greatest Nexus smartphone — the Nexus 4.
Featuring Android’s latest 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, a Gorilla Glass 2 4.7-inch 1280×768 pixels (320 ppi) IPS display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM and built-in wireless charging capabilities, the Nexus 4 made its public debut in late October this year. Since then we were all left guessing as to when the device will come to Malaysia.
While we earlier expected the latest Nexus smartphone to be available here next year, it looks like LG has other plans for Malaysia and if these plans are set in stone the Nexus 4 could be here in time to celebrate Christmas with us.
The Nexus 4 made headlines when it was first announced thanks to is very attractive pricing with the 8GB version retailing for US$299 (about RM915) and the 16GB version selling for US$349 (about RM1068) outright. But before you jump for joy, it’s worth noting that there has been issues with the Nexus 4 retail price in countries where the device is purchased from dealers rather than from the Google Play store. In markets where the Nexus 4 is sold via retailers — like it will be in Malaysia — LG has increased the RRP of the device substantially.
Closer to home, you can expect the Nexus 4 to sell for around RM2k. The Nexus 4 could be LG’s ticket to gain much needed traction and awareness in this market and LG would be smart to price the device competitively against the likes of the Galaxy S III and the One X+. If they get it right, the Nexus 4 will put LG prominently on the radar of consumers who previously wouldn’t consider the brand at all.
If the Nexus 4 isn’t your cup of tea, the similar spec LG Optimus G is also expected to arrive in Malaysia in December.