The Nexus 4 since its launch has been available in only a few countries and had left the rest of us wondering as to when we would be getting our hands on it in regions like Europe, Australia and North America. Well it seems like Google have finally heard our plea and have now decided to launch its flagship Nexus device in Australia. The devices would be available exclusively through retailer Harvey Norman from February 1st with a carrier price for $496 outright, while those who want the phone subsidized on a contract will need to pick up a plan with Optus.
The one thing which is going to raise a few eye-brows is the price which is a bit higher as compared to the retail price available from the Google Play Store which is approximately $100 less than what LG are planning to sell through Harvey Norman’s outlets. Further details of the announcement can be found from LG’s official press release,
LG Delivers Sought After Nexus 4 Handset to Australian Retail Stores
Exclusive LG and Harvey Norman partnership announced
SYDNEY, January 24, 2013 – LG Electronics (LG) has announced that the widely anticipated Nexus 4 will be exclusively available through Harvey Norman stores on Optus mobile plans from February 1.
A design collaboration between LG and Google, the LG Nexus 4 was officially launched on Google Play in November 2012, and quickly proved to be a hit after selling out within 20 minutes.
Global demand for the smartphone continues to grow, and offering the handset in Australian stores now will give sales another boost.
The Nexus 4 brings together LG’s advanced hardware design, including Qualcomm’s cutting-edge Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor, for speed and power. Featuring 2GB of RAM and the latest version of Android® (Jelly Bean), the Nexus 4 is the snappiest Nexus smartphone to date.
“The Nexus 4 is a great example of how LG’s state of the art hardware is innovating in the smartphone market with Google choosing to be its latest hardware partner,” said Lambro Skropidis, General Marketing Manager at LG Australia.
“The response in Australia has been overwhelmingly positive on Google Play already, and we know our Harvey Norman partnership will create even greater demand.”
Stock will be available for an outright purchase of $496 in all Harvey Norman stores and on an Optus plan in selected stores. Pricing will be dependent on the customer’s choice of Optus plan; details of the suggested plans and pricing can be found in store and online atwww.harveynorman.com.au.
Customers can pre-order now for stock available on the 1st February.