LG Nexus 4’s release saw the low priced device selling out from the Google Play Stores around the world in under an hour across all countries. This happened in Australia, UK and even the US. The low price of USD349 for the 16GB and hype before the release probably drove up demands to unprecedented levels. However, aside from the Google Play Store, prices were rumored to have been quoted much higher.
This first came to light when rumors came out that Phone House in Spain revealed that LG required them to sell the device at EURO 599 as opposed to the EURO 299 and EURO 349 prices that were available on Google Play Store across Europe.
Now, T-Mobile US has revealed that they will sell the Nexus 4 unsubsidized and without contract for USD 499, a whole USD 150 higher than the Google Play Store prices. With this information, it seems that LG is dictating prices outside of the Google Play Store and it wants to sell it at a higher cost.
It now seems very probable that when LG brings the Nexus 4 to Malaysia, prices will be around RM1500 (based on USD499) to RM2400 (based on EURO 599). We only have about a month to go before LG Malaysia launches the device and the prices will be known. However, to get the cheapest prices, buyers in Malaysia will probably have to resort to AP devices bought from US Google Play Stores.
Would you pay RM1500 and above for the LG Nexus 4 with official LG warranty?