Verizon Drops Price of Samsung Galaxy Nexus to $50

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It’s been a little more than a week since Verizon delivered a delectable upgrade to the Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean,” and now the carrier looks to be in a hurry to unload the phone, dropping the Samsung smartphone’s on-contract price down to $50.

Samsung Galaxy NexusThe Galaxy Nexus usually sells for $100 with a two-year agreement on Big Red’s 4G LTE network, though thanks to the company’s recent discount, customers holding out for an inexpensive, quality smartphone can scoop this one up at a bargain. Despite being on the market for more than a year, the Nexus is still one of the best Android handsets available today, especially with Android 4.1 under the hood.

Thanks to the recent upgrade, the Samsung device houses a slew of new perceptive features, including a keyboard that guesses the next word the user means to type, as well as the voice search service Google Now, bringing Android users a more developed Google rendition of Apple’s voice control system, Siri. With a 4.65-inch, 1280 x 720 pixel HD-resolution Super AMOLED screen, the smartphone offers an incredible display and packs a serious punch with its dual-core processor.

Be sure to read Brighthand’s hands-on review of the Galaxy Nexus to see if these high-end features make up for its large size and lack of a microSD slot.

The phone received a price cut back in July, with Verizon then selling it for $100 on-contract. While the current $50 price tag is labeled under promo, which means it could just be a temporary drop, the carrier is likely to keep this price point to clear out inventory and make room for upcoming flagship arrivals, like that of the Galaxy Note II and the Droid RAZR HD.

Though Big Red could also be cleaning out space for a follow-up to the smartphone, as speculation of a potential Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2 has sparked some rumors in the past; however, details regarding the device remain an utter mystery. While the carrier’s intentions are up for debate, one thing is certain: savvy shoppers won’t find a better deal than this for the powerful handset for some time.

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