Samsung Galaxy Nexus for $399 in the States

Samsung Galaxy Nexus for 9 in the StatesThe Wall Street Journal recently suggested that Google was about to go down the Apple route, with SIM free and unlocked devices available directly from its online store.

Well, Google has thrown a sexy curveball with the first smartphone to appear on the Devices section of Google Play. It’s crazy cheap.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus – SIM free, unlocked and unbranded – is available to consumers in the US for the insane-o price of $399. That’s around £250 in our money, and roughly half of the launch price.

As an added bonus, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is delivered with Google Wallet on board, and $10 of free credit. Can't argue with that.

However, the page is unavailable to customers outside the US, and there’s currently no Devices section on the UK Google Play site. Ah well, it would’ve probably been around £400 anyway.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus debuted Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) last November. Phil mostly liked it (check out his Galaxy Nexus review), but it’s worth remembering - as if you could forget -  that the Samsung Galaxy S II's successor is being unveiled a week tomorrow, in London, woohoo!

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CTPAHHIK  Apr. 25, 2012 at 16:29

Confirmed. Looks like this will be my next phone. Woohoo.
$10 for shipping and $30 for tax.
$440 = £275

matt101101 / MOD  Apr. 25, 2012 at 16:31

A brand new Galaxy Nexus for £247...that's an absolute steal.

hard123  Apr. 25, 2012 at 18:46

The Galaxy Nexus is going EOL within the retail store channel of a certain UK Network ..

CTPAHHIK  Apr. 25, 2012 at 18:58

Its £320 right now from Simple Electronics.

Pondlife  Apr. 26, 2012 at 00:35

Is it the only thing in that new Devices section?

Does feel like them getting the store ready and checking for teething problems before a tablet launch.

CTPAHHIK  Apr. 26, 2012 at 07:54

It's $435 from Amazon in US now. There is no tax or shipping charge, so it's cheaper than buying from Google. And I prefer Amazon over Google for any service they offer.

Pondlife  Apr. 26, 2012 at 12:18

$399 from expansys I read elsewhere and no extra charges in mainland USA except Illinois for some reason.

CTPAHHIK  Apr. 26, 2012 at 12:28

Yep, $400 anywhere besides Illinois. If shipping to Illinois have to pay sales tax.
One X - $640
One S - $550
Note - $575
S II - $580
Xperia S - $600

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