Nexus 4, the official Google phone, is available for pre-order on Flipkart, an e-commerce site, starting today at a price of Rs 25,990. Shipping is expected to start this Friday when LG will officially launch the Nexus 4 in India.
It is interesting that Nexus 4 has been listed on Flipkart, but is not directly available on Google Playstore itself. Sources say that the pre-order is part of an exclusive deal Flipkart has struck with LG.
Meanwhile, the Nexus 5 is expected to be announced in US during the Google I/O conference.
Once the device is officially launched, it will also be available in retail stores across India. Sources say that details like price and availability have already been finalized and LG is waiting for a nod from Google before formally announcing the device.
While Flipkart has listed only 16GB version of Nexus 4, LG is also expected to launch the 8GB model. The price of 8GB model is expected to be around Rs 20,000.
Nexus 4 has a 4.7-inch screen with 720P resolution. The phone is powered by a quad-core processor and has 2GB RAM. It has a 8MP primary camera and a 1.3MP front camera. But the real appeal of the device lies in the software it runs. Like all Nexus devices, Nexus 4 is powered by an unmodified version of Android and is guaranteed to get updates whenever Google comes out with the new version of the OS.
Google usually sells Nexus devices online through its Play store. But Nexus 4 is likely to be sold only by LG and its retail partners. When contacted, Google India refused to comment on the Nexus 4 launch details and availability.
I have been waiting for this since long and the Nexus 4 is definitely one of the best phones in the market today even at 26,000 INR. Are you going to get this one?