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Monday, 24 October 2011 10:01

Galaxy Nexus 16GB listed in Europe

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€599 to €699, ouch


Google’s new flagship Galaxy Nexus is expected to hit retail sometime next month, but some European retailers are already listing it and the prices are, well, quite steep.

Depending on retailer, contract free prices range from €599 to €699 in Germany, Austria and Poland. Of course, carriers will probably subsidize the phone and offer it at somewhat lower prices with 1-year or 2-year contracts, but even so, it will still be the priciest Android handsets on the market.

However, at €599 the new Nexus will end up about €100 cheaper than the entry level iPhone 4S 16GB and in terms of Android phones only Samsung’s 5-inch Note comes close, at €560.

There are still no prices for the 32GB version and at this point it’s anyone’s guess what the final cost of the 16GB version will be, but most retailers are listing it for about €660, which would buy you the old Nexus S and an Android tablet with money to spare.

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+1 #1 Exodite 2011-10-24 12:30
It'll drop in price as soon as there's general availability.

Those prices are pretty much what every high-end handset is listed at before availability.
 
 
-1 #2 nele 2011-10-24 13:42
Quoting Exodite:
It'll drop in price as soon as there's general availability.

Those prices are pretty much what every high-end handset is listed at before availability.


Well, not necessarily... Most high end Androids this year launched at €499, some even less. Of course, prices dropped a few weeks later, but the initial list price was €499 for just about any high-end phone.

Also, this is the 16GB version, so the 32GB model will probably be a bit more expensive, say 30-40 euro.

It's still cheaper than the iPhone, but pretty pricey nonetheless...
 
 
-1 #3 hoohoo 2011-10-24 18:47
I do know that I'm comparing apples and oranges here, but for this money one can buy an entire fairly decent desktop PC including monitor.

I think the EU should investigate the cell phone makers for price fixing and/or collusion. The BOMs and software development costs do not justify the prices.
 
 
0 #4 CppMonkey 2011-10-25 02:47
Most of the cost is usually attributed to the screen and battery (excluding storage) The Note should in theory be more expensive, yet it actually cheaper? or is it?

UK Prices have the Galaxy Nexus being cheaper than the Galaxy Note

Galaxy S2
£404.99 (Handtec)
£449.95 (Mobile Fun)

Galaxy Nexus (16GB)
£509.99 (Handtec)
£539.95 (Mobile Fun)

Galaxy Note (16GB)
£574.99 (Handtec)
£599.95 (Mobile Fun)
 

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