New Delhi: The much-awaited Google-LG Nexus 5 smartphone has finally made its way to India. The smartphone comes in two models - 16GB and 32GB - but the 16GB model is currently available in India at Rs 29,999, Rs 1000 more than what Google has quoted for the Indian market.
The phone is available at LG stores in both black and white colours. According to a Noida-based authorised LG store, "The 16GB Nexus 5 is available for Rs 29,999. It is available in two colours - white and black."
A mobile phone retailer from Mumbai said that the 32GB model will be available either by the end of this month or early December. He said, "the 32GB model will also be available from LG at Rs 1000 more than the price quoted by Google."
The models are still listed on the Google India Play Store as "Coming Soon". There is no word from Google as to when the phone will be available for purchase on the Google India Play Store.
The Google-LG Nexus 5 phone is the first device to run on the latest version of Google's Android operating system, nicknamed after the KitKat candy bar. The Nexus 5, which will come in two colours - black and white - has a 5-inch full HD display and an 8 megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation. The new lens on the Nexus 5 is touted to capture more light for brighter night and sharper action shots.
Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 clockd at 2.3 GHz, the Nexus 5 has 2GB RAM, and is packced with a 2300mAh battery. A new HDR+ mode automatically snaps a rapid burst of photos and combines them to give you the best possible single shot.
The Nexus 5 and Android KitKat software are designed to make it easier to use Google's search engine and other services to learn about a person's habits and needs so it can display helpful information. Google's virtual assistant, Google Now, also engages in richer dialogue with Nexus 5 users.
LG-Google Nexus 5's technical specifications
- 4.95-inch 1920x1080 display (445 PPI)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2.3GHz quad-core processor
- Adreno 330, 450MHz GPU
- 8 megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation
- 1.3 megapixel front camera
- 16GB or 32GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity will be less)
- 2GB RAM
- 130 grams weight
- 69.17x137.84x8.59 mm
- Dual-band WiFi (24G/5G), 3G/4G LTE
- NFC (Android Beam)
- Wireless charging
- 2300 mAh battery
- Standby time up to 300 hours