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Amazon To Sell Samsung Galaxy Nexus For £730!

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.

The phone has already been announced on O2, on Three and on Vodafone and will face some serious competition from Samsung's own Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S II HD.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.