One rule that will always hold good is that smartphones don’t stick to their value. It’s actually quite a logical thing because as new and more powerful smartphones come to the market, the demand for older smartphones decreases as a result. The prices keep on dropping up to a point that carriers offer the device for free, with a contract of course.
The rule holds well for any device, unless it is an antique of course. Same is the case with Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The Galaxy Nexus was launched by Big Red with much fanfare back in December last year, and as is the case with any new launch, the device came with a price tag of $299.99 with 2 years contract. Yes, that is quite a hefty price tag, but considering the high end nature of hardware back then, the price tag was pretty okay for the time. The phone was never really a hot seller, and as a result the device has gone through few major price cuts, including the reduction of price tag to $199.99 in April, followed by $149.99 in June, and $99.99 in July.
It’s October now, and Verizon most probably wants to empty its stock and sell off whatever is left over and hence has come up with another price cut for Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Now Verizon is offering the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for as low as $49.99 with contract.
$49.99 for a Nexus device is pretty good deal actually. If you aren’t familiar with what a Nexus device is, it is a series of mobile devices produced by Google in cooperation with select hardware manufacturers. Basically, these devices are committed to deliver “pure Android” experience, which means the devices under Nexus branding don’t come with any carrier modifications such as HTC sense and run vanilla Android. It also means that Nexus devices are the first ones to receive any update that is released for Android mobile operating system, mainly because it doesn’t have to go through the extra modification and testing phase by carriers.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the third Google Nexus phone, which is preceded Nexus S by Samsung and Nexus One by HTC. Nexus phones are normally the most desired Android devices, and to testify the fact, recently launched Google Nexus 7 tablet device received an overwhelming response up to a point that buyers had to wait for weeks before they could get their hands on their Nexus 7.
Talking of the specs carried by Samsung Galaxy Nexus, it’s pretty good. It features a 4.7” Super AMOLED display with a rich resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Under the screen is a 1.2 GHz TI OMAP4460 dual-core which is complemented by 32 gig of on board storage and 1 gig of RAM. What’s more? It supports LTE too. In addition, it is the only Verizon smartphone with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
What are your thoughts on this? Does this offer interest you or will you wait for newer devices which are going to be launched this holiday season?
Source: Verizon Wireless