The Google Nexus 4 8GB variant is reportedly discontinued. The stores that have run out of stocks will not be restocked, according to the report. The device was offered for a discount of $100 in the past few days.
Speaking to The Verge, Google confirmed that the Google Nexus 4 will not be available anymore. The $100 discount offered by the company seems to have been to clear the existing stock to clear the shelf space for more upcoming products from the company.
Many of the stores in the U.S have run out of the Google Nexus 4 8GB stocks. The few remaining devices in the U.S and in the international markets will be the last customers will be able to get their hands on.
The 16GB variant of the Google Nexus 4 is still available for sale. The device is priced at about $249. Customers looking to buy a comparatively cheaper 8 GB variant may no longer be able to do so. The cheaper version was priced below $200.
The Google Nexus 4 was launched in November 2012. The phone got impressive response from the market and the stocks sold out in a matter of days.
The Google Nexus 4 comes with a 4.7 inches multi touch screen. It has a 1280 x 768 resolution with 318 pixel density. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, quad core processor with 2 GB RAM. It is run on Android operating system.
The device has an 8 MP primary camera and a 1.2 MP secondary camera. The camera has auto focus and face detection. It has a digital zoom and has a "Burst mode" to take pictures.
There are primarily two reasons for the company to discontinue the 8 GB variant of the Google Nexus 4, according to analysts. The first being that the Google Nexus 4 does not have LTE connectivity and an upgrade will be needed; it may not make economic sense to make the upgrade available to a lower priced device.
The second and more important is that the company will soon be launching the new Google Nexus 5. This makes clearing of some of the shelf space and lowering the price of the previous generation devices necessary.
The discount on the Google nexus 4 is in line with standard industry practice of lowering the price just before the launch of a new product.
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