Samsung Google Nexus S up for pre-order at Carphone Warehouse, £549.99 SIM-free
The Samsung-made Google Nexus S is going to be sold in the UK by Carphone Warehouse, as Google announced back when it unveiled the device. Mere hours after the announcement of Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the Google Nexus S, we found out that the smartphone would cost £549.99 in the UK, if bought SIM-free and unlocked.
And today that price is confirmed. Carphone Warehouse has just started taking pre-orders for the second ever Google-branded smartphone, and it does indeed cost £549.99 SIM-free or on pay as you go. A rather steep price compared to most of its competitors, but this device surely isn’t for Joe Average, but for the hardcore Android fanboy-tinkerer, who probably won’t mind spending a bit more for a ‘pure’, Google-sanctioned Android experience.
The Nexus S is also available on a variety of monthly plans, and, as expected, it will be free on plans that are £35 per month, on all operators. Minutes and data allowances differ a bit depending on the specific operator you choose though, so make sure to check everything before you launch your pre-order.
If you’d rather have cheaper monthly plans, you can go for a £20/month plan, in which case the phone will cost you between £219.99 and £249.99.
These are just some of the options. Do check the full list which is available here.
Deliveries are estimated ‘before the end of December’ at this point, and with Google saying that the Nexus S will become available in the UK ‘after December 20’, whether your Nexus S will get to you before the holidays is unclear right now.