The new Nexus 5 will be available for Rs 28,999 and Rs 32,999 for the 16GB and 32GB variants in the domestic market. The prices are listed on the Play Store, suggesting that buyers will be able to purchase the phone online directly from Google. Nexus 4, which was launched earlier this year, was not available via Play Store in the country.
The second-generation Nexus 7 tablet will cost Rs 25,999 in India for the 32GB Wi-Fi and 4G variant. The company has listed only the US prices of the 16 and 32GB Wi-Fi versions of the model, giving rise to speculations that only the top variant will be available via Play Store.
TOI had earlier reported that Google will launch the new Nexus 7 model in India in November. The company has announced that Nexus 5 smartphone will be launched in India soon. It has not released the official launch dates of both devices as of now.
Online retailers recently slashed the prices of all models of the first-generation Nexus 7 tablet. The device is now available for as low as Rs 9,999 in the country, while the top model costs Rs 16,999. Nexus 4 is available for less than Rs 22,000 in the country, down from its launch price of Rs 25,999.
The new Nexus 5 smartphone has a 4.95-inch LCD screen with Full HD (1080p) resolution and protected by Gorilla Glass 3 panel. It packs the 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor under the hood, with 2GB RAM. The device will be available in 16 and 32GB versions (with no microSD support) and come in white and black colours.
On the back, Nexus 5 sports an 8MP camera with optical image stabilization, 1/3.2-inch sensor and f/2.4 aperture. LED flash is present on the back, while a 1.3MP unit is used in front. Its connectivity suite consists of 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and LE, NFC and microUSB. Powered by a 2,300mAh battery, this device has wireless charging.
Nexus 7 tablet has a 7-inch screen with 1920x1080p resolution and runs Android 4.3 natively; it will soon get the Android 4.4 update from Google. The device has 2GB RAM, 16 and 32GB storage options and is powered by the 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. Running on a 3,950mAh battery, this device has a 5MP rear camera and 1.2MP front camera. It can access the internet over 2G, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks and transfer data via Bluetooth 4.0 and LE, NFC and microUSB 2.0.