The Nexus 5 we’ve all been talking about has finally arrived and Google Play Store will be selling it in India for those who prefer shopping from the comfort of their chair. The first smartphone to run on KitKat, it is also the first Google-branded one to land in the country through the aforesaid website.
The only other device offered through the Play Store in India is the 2012 Nexus 7 tablet. The new Android 4.4 smartphone is not out in this region presently, but it carries a Coming Soon tag as well as the prices. It will be let loose in black or white color choices and 16GB or 32GB capacities.
The 16GB Nexus 5 is pegged at Rs 28,999 and if you’re in the mood for the 32GB one, it can be grabbed for Rs 32,999. Though these prices don’t put it on the same shelf as the Galaxy S4 or iPhone 5, they’re still uncomfortably high enough to let the device spurn the mid-range tag.
The Nexus 4 wasn’t put up for consideration through Google’s online marketplace for whatever reason. But a rise in the number of online shoppers in the country, especially around this time of the year appears to have given the company a sound motive to ensure that it’s made available through Play Store too.
Here’s a quick glimpse of the Nexus 5’s key specs:
– 4.9”, 1920 x 1080p IPS display
– Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
– Android KitKat 4.4 OS
– Quad core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 chip
– 450MHz Adreno 330 graphics
– 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage
– Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
– 8MP and 1.3MP cameras
– 2300mAh battery
– 69.1mm x 137.8mm x 8.5mm; 130g
This LG-manufactured handset is already out in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea and Spain through Google Play Store. It’s yet to hit retail availability.