NUU Mobile G4 debuts as budget-friendly flagship with Android 9

The unlocked phone runs the latest release of Android and starts at just $250

Buying a powerful flagship smartphone with the most recent version of Android is not always affordable. In fact, the last few years have seen the average price of tier-one hardware creep up to, and over, $1,000.

NUU Mobile, a brand who has offered unlocked smartphones for the last few years, is doing its level best to take price in the opposite other direction. The handset maker this week introduces its latest experience, the G4, at the annual CES trade event.

Powered by Android 9 Pie, the Nuu Mobile G4 ticks many boxes which are important to consumers, with cost being perhaps the most important one. Upon its launch in March the G4 will retail for as low as $250.

The unlocked phone will be compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, and other GSM carriers. Screen size is 6.2-inches with a 2246 x 1080 pixel resolution.

“The G4 is the newest member of our suite of phones and connectivity products for the whole family… We believe everyone should have access to the amount of power, style and technology they need at a price they can afford.”

In terms of hardware, the Nuu Mobile G4 houses a 2.0GHz octa-core processor with 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage. Should one need more room for media, the microSD expansion card slot allows for up to 256GB of files. Alternatively, a 128GB model will be available for $280.

As for cameras, the G4 packs a 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel rear setup with a 16-megapixel shooter around front. Battery is a generous 3,750mAh with fast 18W charging and 10W wireless charging.

The 6GB/64GB will run $250 and the 6GB/128GB will retail for $280 when it goes on sale in March 2019.