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Updated: Google Nexus 4 available for Pre-Order on Flipkart for Rs. 25990!

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Update: May 16th 2013, 10:50am – While posted the following article yesterday, we received a press release from LG today that Google Nexus 4 will be available through offline retail outlets and LG showrooms through-out India. That means you go to your nearest LG store and order a Google Nexus 4 for yourself. We have appended the press release at the end of article.


Earlier

Finally, Google Nexus 4 is now available in India and that too on Flipkart. It is also interesting that Nexus 4 is available in the India on the same day when Nexus 5 is expected to be announced in US during the Google I/O conference.

The price at which it comes is Rs. 25,990 for a 16 GB version, much higher than what it is priced in U.S. If you order it from playstore, it costs USD 349, which comes to roughly Rs. 19,000 (calculated at Rs. 55 conversion rate).

Even if you order it from India through US playstore, it still ends up costing less by Rs. 3000. I have written a detailed article on how I got Google Nexus 4 in India for less than Rs. 22,500/-

Google Nexus 4

Coming back to the listing put up by Flipkart – Users can pre-order on Flipkart store and the phone is expected to start shipping from 4th week of May.

However, one of the advantages that users will have by placing order on Flipkart will be that they will get 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories from LG India. If you order the phone from US playstore as mentioned above, this is not available.

It is interesting that Nexus 4 has been listed on Flipkart, but is not directly available on Google Playstore itself. This is probably because LG seems to have directly forged a tie-up with Flipkart (and probably other online retail stores) for selling Nexus 4 in India.

Talking about the phone itself, there is no doubt that Nexus 4 is one of the best smartphones available in the market today and even at Rs. 26000, it is still a good buy.

If you have been waiting for this phone, now is time for you to order it!

Updated: Excerpts from Press Release


LG AND GOOGLE LAUNCH NEXUS 4 IN INDIA

Sleek, New Smartphone Combines LG’s Best in Class Hardware with the Best of Google

New Delhi, 16th May, 2013:– Designed collaboratively by LG and Google, Nexus 4, the newest smartphone in the Nexus line-up from Google, was announced today for availability in India. With a sophisticated hardware design from LG, your favourite Google Apps, and the latest version of Android™, Nexus 4 puts the best of Google in the palm of your hand.

“LG Electronics is pleased to partner Google on the release of the Nexus 4 in India,” shared Mr Soon Kwon, Managing Director, LG Electronics India. “We added the best of our talent to our strength, and the result is a feature- packed smartphone that packs superb hardware under a slim hood. With LG Nexus 4, consumers would be delighted by the perfectly balanced combination of style, function and power. The smartphone encourages consumers to explore a world of possibilities and also helps them balance between business and entertainment”

Built for speed

Nexus 4 comes with a cutting edge Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor, so you’ve got speed and power to spare. Zip around the web, experience rich 3D graphics and gameplay, and effortlessly switch between multiple apps without ever missing a beat. With 2GB of RAM and the fastest version of Android ever, Nexus 4 is the snappiest Nexus smartphone yet.

Capture and share your world

Nexus 4 comes with a high performance 8MP camera and takes stunning Photo Sphere images, letting you capture every detail of the world around you. Up, down and all around you, it’s like no camera you’ve ever seen? with Nexus 4, you can snap pictures in every direction that come together into incredible, immersive Photo Spheres that put you right inside the scene. Plus, photos upload themselves with Instant Upload so you’ll never lose a shot.

All of this comes to life with stunning clarity and crisp, natural color on the vibrant 1280by768 4.7inch True HD IPS Plus display supported by Zerogap Touch technology. Gently curved glass edges allow your finger to slide smoothly on and off the 320ppi screen, while cutting edge display technology means you feel like you’re touching every pixel, protected by scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2.

Information at your fingertips

Nexus 4 comes with the latest Google apps, putting the best of Google in the palm of your hand. The latest version of Google Now is built in, which keeps you even more organized – get reminders about upcoming flights, restaurant reservations, hotel confirmations and even nearby photo opportunities – when and where you need them. Get to the places you care about quickly and easily with Google Maps™ for Android. With turn by turn GPS navigation, live traffic info, and integrated driving, walking and public transit directions, getting from A to B has never been easier. 3D Maps and rich satellite imagery give you a more realistic sense of what’s around you while features like Street View and Indoor Maps make sure you always know what’s in front of you.

With this and a host of other new features, LG Nexus 4 is bound to transform and elevate a consumer’s smartphone experience. LG’s Nexus 4 is priced at Rs 25, 999 and will be available at selected LG exclusive brand shops, Multi brand outlets and speciality stores

(modern trade ) across India.

Specification:

  • CPU Qualcomm SnapdragonTM S4 Pro CPU 1.5 GHz Krait
  • Network Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+
  • GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • 3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • HSPA+ 42
  • Dimension 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm
  • Operating System Android 4.2 .2
  • Weight 139g

Display

  • Type LCD/True HD IPS+
  • Size 4.7” diagonal
  • Resolution WXGA (1280 x 768) pixel resolution (320ppi)
  • Etc Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2

Touch

Type/Handwriting Zerogap/Yes

Camera

  • Main Camera 8MP
  • Flash LED 1EA
  • Front Camera 1.3MP HD

Battery

  • Capacity/Type 2,100mAh/Lipolymer
  • (Embedded)
  • Talk Time 11.9 hours (Tx power 10dm)
  • Standby Time 564.5 hours (DRX 8)

Audio/Video

  • Audio Codec MP3/AAC/AA+/eAAC+/AMR NB/ WAV/WMA/MIDI
  • Video Codec MPEG4/H.263/H.264
  • Audio Jack 3.5mm
  • 2nd Microphone Yes
  • Data Connectivity
  • Bluetooth/USB/WiFI
  • 3.0/2.0HS/802.11 a/b/g/n (Dual Band)
  • GPS/HDMI/NFC Yes with GLONASS Support / Yes (Slimport)/ Yes (Android Beam)

Memory

  • Internal RAM/ROM 2GB/16GB

Processor

  • Quad Core 1.5GHz

Advance Features

  • Wireless Charging Yes
  • Wireless Display Yes
  1. Mujtaba93 says

    But why is the price so high in India? its only $349 in US.

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      That is the trend generally with all the gadgets. India has lot of taxes and import duties that get applied to the products that have been imported from outside…and hence the rise in prices. Still, as I have explained in the article, Nexus 4 should have been atleast 3k cheaper from the price tag they have put right now…

  2. Syed Tameem says

    It is available in Junglee.com at price – Rs 24990, don’t need pre-order

    http://www.junglee.com/Google-Nexus-Smartphone-16-GB/dp/B00A4YIZDG

  3. Mukunth says

    Its not directly listed in flipkart. A seller has listed in that site. So i doubt on relying on such pre-orders. They might postpone dates.

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      Most of the products on Flipkart are listed through WS retail, which is kind of Flipkart company itself. They have separated 2 units and hence it shows through seller… Check out some of the other products and you will know they are listed through WS retail..

  4. Sameer Wakude says

    Sadly, There is no news about Nexus 4 with LTE / Nexus 5 at Google I/o.
    I wish Playstore launches nexus 4 at a cheaper price than flipkart.

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      Yes…. Surprisingly now news on Nexus 5 or their partnership with Motorola or even an Android update… They did announce a vaniall Galaxy 4 though but the price point is absurd!

    2. rajat says

      many were postponing ordering nexus 4 in anticipation of launch of a new nd better handset at i/o.. since it hasn’t happened, expect frantic rush for getting nexus 4 nd long waiting lists..

      1. Mujtaba93 says

        I want to get this device, but not yet available in the market. Looks quite promising.!

  5. Kaivalya says

    Your are Wrong
    nexus 4 16Gb price in US is 349 $
    and you wrote 279$
    Pls Correct it

    1. Arun Prabhudesai says

      @kaivalya thanks for pointing it out.. I stand corrected…

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