DiGi, being the sole network provider that has the Nexus 4, is being quite happily pricing the phone as they like. Unfortunately, not many consumers like their plans. To make it seem more appealing, they have kept expanding the range of plans they offer.
A rumor has been circulating that LG is stopping their production of the Nexus 4, one of their most popular phones. This rumor came at a time when many people are still waiting for the Nexus 4 to be available. Furthermore, the article goes on to cite a quote by an LG rep that “ we launched the LG Nexus 4 smartphone. This is the first of many devices to come from our growing partnership with this very selective company.” If indeed this is true and Google is looking at producing more Nexus devices with LG, I would seriously ask them to consider it carefully.
After AP availability of the LG Nexus 4 with Android JellyBean 4.2 at RM1899 previously, it has currently undergone a price drop to RM1699. With DiGi selling the phone for RM1499 with a 2 year RM63 smart plan (RM88 with RM25 discount), one could consider the RM1699 phone and stick with their current plan. I had expected this price drop and I do anticipate further price drops after the official launch so it may be wiser yet to continue waiting.
If the phone drops below RM1500, that’s the time that I will give it some serious thought.
After a long wait, at last DiGi has revealed their preorder information for the much wanted Android JellyBean 4.2 LG Nexus 4. This reveals the RRP for the Nexus 4 16GB to be RM1649 and unsurprisingly, you don’t really save much with the DiGi plan as the phone will still cost you RM1499. You do get some rebates on the plan though. Read more below.
Hot on the heels of AP set availability of the Android JellyBean 4.2 running LG Nexus 4, DiGi’s Facebook account has today hinted that they will be revealing more details about the phone on Monday.
Whether it is pre-order availability or phone availability remains to be seen at this point but it does point to a launch of the elusive LG Nexus 4 by DiGi in the near future.
Pricing is still everyone’s guess with RM1799 and RM1599 being touted as possible retail prices (maybe for 16GB and 8GB respectively?).
I’m sure I speak on behalf of many Malaysians when I say that we hope the prices to be lower than RM1500. While it still remains to be seen, the good news is that the wait is almost over.
UPDATE: DiGi’s website has also began advertising its Nexus 4 exclusivity. Monday is the date that we’ll all be looking forward to. Hopefully though, more details about pricing and availability come out before then.