The good news for Indian consumers is that LG will be finally launching the Nexus 4 smartphone in India. This news comes just a day before Google I/O 2013 starts at San Francisco. The 16GB model of Nexus 4 is already listed on India’s popular ecommerce store – Flipkart and is available for pre-order right now. According to NDTV Gadgets, the estimated release date of the phone is 4th week of May.
However, it’s important to note that neither Google nor LG had officially confirmed the Nexus 4 launch in India, but according to Flipkart, the phone will be launching with 1 year manufacturer warranty from LG India. The smartphone is yet not added to the Indian version of Google Play Store. Perhaps the company might be thinking to add it only after the official announcement, which could come any time now. It is worth pointing out that Google recently started selling the Nexus 7 tablet in India on the Play Store, which might give a hint that Nexus 4 might be coming soon.
The Nexus 4 is one powerful smartphone available in the market right now, and most importantly, it is priced very attractively. It sports a 4.7-inch HD display, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB RAM, 8 Megapixel camera and 2,100 mAh battery. The phone is running on the latest version of Android, which is Jelly Bean 4.2.2. Since this is a flagship phone from Google, this would be the first phone to receive updates, while others would need to wait for their OEM’s to send an update.
The phone was first announced on October 2012, and went on sale during November 2013. Only after a few minutes of its arrival, the phone went out of stock in the U.S. Many people blamed Google that the company was not able to meet the demand of this phone.
In U.S. the Nexus 4 is available at a price of $299 for 8GB and $349 for 16GB (unlocked), while in India, the 16GB model would be priced at Rs. 25,990 for the 16GB model. For now, there’s no word on pricing of the 8GB model.