Nexus 4 heading to Australia February 1st
The most recent Nexus device, the LG Nexus 4 is heading to Australia next month. The Nexus 4 has been a highly sought after device with the Google Play online listing sold out hours after release.
For those interested, the Nexus 4 will be exclusive to Harvey Norman and on Optus plans (via Harvey Norman). The device will be sold outright for AUD$496, with a variety of Optus Plans to be released on launch. Unfortunately, it seems only the 16GB version is being sold.
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[toggle_content title="Press Release" class=""]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 at www.harveynorman.com.au.
Customers can pre-order now for stock available on the 1st February.
Key specifications – Nexus LG-E960
· Chipset: Qualcomm SnapdragonTM S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz Quad-Core Krait CPUs
· Operating System: AndroidTM 4.2, Jelly Bean
· Network: 3G (WCDMA), HSPA+
· Display: 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus (1280 x 768 pixels)
· Memory: 16GB (Harvey Norman version)
· RAM: 2GB
· Camera: 8.0MP rear / 1.3MP HD front
· Battery: 2,100mAh Li-Polymer (embedded) / Talk time: 15.3 hours / Standby: 390 hours
· Size: 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm
· Weight: 139g
· Other: Wireless charging, NFC[/toggle_content]