Well here’s an interesting spin on the Nexus 5 launch rumors: so far, we’ve been waiting around today to see if Google will actually go through with announcing the phone, but none of the rumors have really touched on the fate of the Nexus 4. Ever since Google discounted the price and apparently sold out, we’ve been working with the impression that the model was done for good, but a new theory suggests that it could live on, and its continued presence might mean the Nexus 5 could be a little more expensive than suggested.
Last we saw, Google was selling the old 16GB Nexus 4 for about $250. This rumor claims that Google’s about to launch a Nexus 4 refresh with full-blown LTE support, and the new 16GB LTE model would sell for $300. Then, we might get an upgraded storage capacity Nexus 4, with a 32GB LTE model going for more like $350.
Then the Nexus 5 pricing would continue on from there, making its 16GB model come in at $400, and then $450 for the 32GB Nexus 5. That’s just higher than what we had previously heard rumored.
This info is specific enough to have us considering it as a possibility, even if the idea seems pretty outside Google’s recent M.O.; we didn’t see the old Nexus 7 survive in any form when this new one showed up.