Earlier in the month we heard that UK retailers were charging £399 for the Google Nexus 5, Google sells the Nexus 5 in the UK for £299, this led us to believe that Google were selling the Nexus 5 for cost on their Google Play Store.
Now a recent report from the Guardian has explained why UK retailers are selling the handset for £399 as opposed to the £299 price that Google sells the Nexus 5 for.
The UK wholesale price for the Google Nexus 5 is actually £349, this is £50 more than Google sells the device on the Play Store for, and this is the price that third party retailers have to pay for the Nexus 5 when they buy the handset direct from LG.
This would lead us to believe again, that Google is selling the Nexus 5 direct to customer at cost price or very close to it if LG are charging retailers £349 for the device, Google could be buying the handset from LG at £299 or a slightly lower price.
The Google Nexus 5 comes with the latest version of Android, Android 4.4 Kit Kat, the handset features a quad core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz and comes with 2GB of RAM.
Other specifications on the Nexus 5 include a 5 inch full HD display, an 8 megapixel rear camera and a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera, plus Bluetooth, WiFi and NFC.
Source The Guardian
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