If you want an Nexus 4, you ll have to go to Harvey’s.
The potent 4.7″ HD Nexus 4 smartie, the brainchild of Google and made by LG, is to be sold ‘exclusively’ via Harvey Norman on Optus only, from February 1.
But the RRP at Harvey’s will be more pricey than on Google Play – $97 more to be precise.
Read: Why IS Nexus 4 $97 Pricier At Harvey Norman?
The news comes as LG ran into severe supply shortages for Nexus 4 smartphone, globally, which outsold on Google Play after 20 minutes in November, with both Google and LG blaming the other for the severe delays.
Nexus 4 runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 4.7″ (1280 x 768) WXGA True HD IPS Plus screen, 1.5GHz quad-core prcessor, 8MP camera, wireless charging, and NFC for touch and tap payments.
The Nexus comes in 16B model only, 2GB of RAM and is 3G only, so no 4G folks.
LG’s Lambro Skropidis, Marketing Manager says “the response in Australia has been overwhelmingly positive on Google Play already, and we know our Harvey Norman partnership will create even greater demand.”
“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.”
Nexus 4 can be bought outright for $496 in all Harvey Norman stores or on eight plans options – from $35, $42, $55 right up to $130, which includes device repayment and Optus plan value.
Although currently sold out on Google Play, 16GB Nexus 4 was selling for A$399 and 8GB model priced at $349, meaning Harvey outright price is more expensive than online.
You can pre-order from the store now and get the device on 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