Update (May 21, 2013): Flipkart has now started shipping Nexus 4. So, if you want to buy Nexus 4, this is your chance.
Earlier (May 16, 2013): After the reports of Nexus 4 pre-orders on Flipkart, LG India has now officially announced the launch of Nexus 4 smartphone in the country today. Priced almost same as the pre-order listing, the phone will be available at INR 25,999 (16GB version) in the country.
It might not be at par with the Google Play pricing, but it is still a very decent price compared to similar featured smartphones from other companies.
To remind you, Nexus devices like Nexus 4 are the first ones for receive new Android updates as soon as they are announced by Google, sometimes within days of the official unveiling.
It is important to note here that Nexus 4 took a surprisingly long time (although not as much as Nexus 7) to reach the Indian market. The phone was originally announced back in October by Google and it went on sale in November in select countries. The initial reports had pegged India release around November-end, but they turned out to be false.
To remind you, Nexus 4 features 4.7-inch True HD IPS display and is powered by 1.5GHz quad-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, the same SoC, which is present in Xperia Z and ZL). The phone also packs 2GB of RAM, Android 4.2.2 and 16GB of internal storage. There is no microSD card slot to increase the storage, so you will have to rely on Google Drive or other cloud storage solutions.
“LG Electronics is pleased to partner Google on the release of the Nexus 4 in 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, said Soon Kwon, Managing Director, LG Electronics India.
The smartphone will be sold online as well as via select LG exclusive brand shops, Multi brand outlets and major retail stores across India.
Nexus 4 key features
- 4.7-inch display with 1280x768p resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor
- 8MP rear, 1.3 MP front cameras
- 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm, 139g
- 16GB internal storage
- 2GB of RAM
- Micro-USB, SlimPort HDMI, 3.5mm headphone jack, Wireless charging, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth
- 2,100 mAh battery
- Android 4.2.2
- Microphone, Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Barometer, GPS
- Pre-loaded with Photosphere support in camera app