Nexus 5 Rumored To Cost $399 Off-Contract, LTE-Enabled Nexus 4 Also On The Way?

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With the large amount of Nexus 5 rumors making their rounds through the net, it’s hard to keep track of them all. Well, the latest rumor of the upcoming device debunks previous rumors regarding the price of the Nexus 5.

According to a source from AndroidGeeks, the upcoming Nexus 5 will run for $399, which is still a rather affordable price point for an off-contract device. Previously, it was rumored that the Nexus 5 would ship at half the price of the iPhone 5s (around $300). At $100 more than the previously expected price point, the Nexus 5 may be looking a little too “expensive,” especially when you consider that the Nexus 4′s starting price was $299. Either way, with most smartphones running for $600+ off contract, $400 isn’t something to cry about.

Speaking of the Nexus 4, the handset may reappear alongside the Nexus 5 with LTE and better storage options. The LTE-enabled Nexus 4 is pegged to start at $299 for the 16GB model and $349 for the 32GB model. If that’s not an interesting turn of events, we don’t know what is.

Of course, like every other rumor, you should take this with a grain of salt. All you should really hold onto is that the Nexus 5 is on its way, and likely very soon. However, the idea of having both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 selling alongside each other is intriguing, and something we’d love to see Google do.

What do you think? Would you spend the extra $50 to grab the Nexus 5 or would you be happy with a Nexus 4 with LTE?

[UPDATED With Nexus 5 Rumor Roundup here!]

[Via: UnwiredView]

  • Ommar A

    Wow that’s amazing news!!! it’s like getting a new phone all over again.

    • newsjunkieintl

      The new phone will be the Nexus 5, period. There will be no Nexus 4 re-release.

  • Mitch

    Google are replacing my nexus 4 after the screen suddenly died just last week. Funny enough it is said to be be shipped 15th October, coincidence?

  • Joseph Stradling

    Just release the true info already. I know Google hasn’t confirmed any of the rumors flying around but they should feel responsible for at least saying something on the matter.

    • blakestimac

      That’s how it gets hype, which is good for them. Annoying for us.

  • Dave

    Has there been any rumours about the durability of the screen? i have a nexus 4 (which i love) BUT there is no way in hell ill even consider getting another one unless the nexus 5 screen is more durable. Substantially more durable….. like wont just shatter in your pocket for no reason……

    • Spring Arehart

      dave! i had the same problem! i thought i was the only one. my nexus 4 broke in my pocket. TWICE. could not believe it. truly a disappointment.

      • Phil

        Same here!!! – Mine broke in my jeans while getting out my my car. POS – (3 weeks old!!) ARRRRRhhh

    • Stephanie

      broke in my purse but i can still use it… (back glass)

      • Chris Carter

        back replacements are pretty cheap. Also what are y’all doing to your phones. I’ve dropped mine more than a few times with no breakage at all. All I have on it is a Poetic bumper and Rhino Shield front and back protector

  • JR

    If in fact the Nexus 5 is $400 I will not buy it. There are better options out there. I loved my Nexus 4 but the built quality was horrible (which was acceptable because it was $300).

    • Thomas

      Second you on that! I think a-lot of us Nexus users are on board because of the low price point. If that changes I’m out as well.

      • Estevez

        Sign me up on that… ill pass and wait for S5 or go back to iPhone : (

  • BrandonRains

    all that matters is if its on Verizon

  • Damian G.

    Seriously $100 dollars for more bigger battery and 16 gigs…Ill just buy a 2 TB HDD.

  • newsjunkieintl

    There won’t be another Nexus 4. What crap. Google only does one Nexus phone per year, to influence design. They aren’t like Apple who passed on the last year’s hand-me-downs.

    And the Nexus 5 will be priced agressively. The top of the line Nexus 5 won’t go over $399, and the basic model will be less.

  • lattetown

    If it’s true it’s gonna be $400, then I’ll pass for the S4…which is more expandable and changeable.

    • Caleb S

      The S5 is expected to be announced and shipped two months earlier this year than last. Might want to wait that out, rumored to have an 8 core processor….rumored

  • gphillimo

    I’d never pay $400 for the nexus 4.

    • Eduardo

      you mean the 5, right?

  • Elmer Rubio

    As long as it doesn’t have horrible battery life like the nexus 4. How can I enjoy vanilla experience with my phone dying every 2 hours. (Currently own samsung s4 and I love it!)

  • J Wo

    The question I have is will my current Nexus 4 let me have LTE once this happens? I bought the phone the day it came out from T-Mobile in the store and was LIED to by the sales rep who said it was a 4G phone.

  • Ganpat Shinde

    if the manufacturer is same then we can expect nexus 5 and the LTE version of nexus 4 … looking forward for the pricing of both …

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