Amazon has put the Galaxy Nexus on preorder (with delivery on the 2nd of November) for a whopping £730 including free delivery, which is a near 50 per cent premium compared to the selling price at Clove Technology.
In fact, that's nearly twice (opens in new tab) the price of the Samsung Galaxy S2 which shares most of the hardware specification with the Galaxy Nexus. They've got similar dual core chipsets based on the ARM Cortex-A9 clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, NFC and 16GB onboard storage.
The main differences are the screen size and resolution (4.65-inch 1280x720 pixels vs 4.3-inch 960x540 pixels), the design (Contour Display vs normal one), the OS (Ice Cream Sandwich vs Gingerbread) and the camera (eight-megapixel vs five-megapixel and two-megapixel vs 1.3-megapixel front-facing).
Other than that, we fail to see why Amazon is charging such a premium for the phone given that others are selling it for much cheaper. We've also noticed that Unlocked-mobiles has the phone on preorder for only £513 with a delivery date expected for the 7th of November.