A 32GB model for $299 of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a great option for those looking to store massive amounts of media on their smartphone, but the price is a bit steep for some consumers. According to a recent rumor, Verizon Wireless is rumored to launch a 16GB identical model of the Galaxy Nexus which will likely sell for $199 on a two year contract. Verizon performed a similar action on the DROID RAZR series by making the RAZR MAXX 32GB for $299 while the DROID RAZR sells for $199, but with 16GB of storage only. The expected launch date for the 16GB Galaxy Nexus is April 5th.
In addition, HTC is reportedly gearing up to launch the successor to the HTC DROID Incredible 2 with the DROID Incredible 4G. Previously known as the HTC Fireball, the DROID Incredible 4G is expected to launch on April 26th. While no official specs have been announced, we’re likely going to see a 4.3-4.5 inch display, Android 4.0, 16GB of storage, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4G LTE, and hopefully a $199 price tag.
If both these rumors turn out to be true, I imagine Verizon will announce the Galaxy Nexus in three weeks or so, but the DROID Incredible 4G announced probably won’t happen for a good month and a half.