Google Nexus 4 launched in India for Rs 26K for 16GB version


    After very long wait search giant Google’s flagship handset Nexus 4 has been launched in India for Rs 26K for 16GB version

    This is a great news for smartphone lovers in the country. After more than six months wait, the search giant has finally introduced its Nexus 4 handset in the country. The handset that matches the specifications of Samsung’s Galaxy S3 comes at substantially lower price than not just Galaxy S3, but other Android handsets being made by other companies. The handset was one of the most sought after smartphones in the market when launched and it is still going to attract sizeable smartphone lovers in the country who will be attracted to it for its great specifications and comparatively very affordable price.

    The handset is available in the country on a leading online retailer for merely Rs 25,990. Compared to it Samsung’s Galaxy S3 is still available in the market for as much as Rs 33000 and other handsets of the same specs like HTC One X also come with almost the same price tag.

    But right now it seems that the handset has not been brought in the country by the search giant but by its OEM partner LG. it is because of the fact that Google Nexus 4 is still not available on Google Play. To begin with in India, the handset will come in just 16 GB version. There will be no 32 GB version and it is being sold for Rs 25,990 on an online retailer’s site.

    Google Nexus 4 comes with tremendous improvement over Nexus 3, its previous version. Nexus 4 is a diversion of LG’s Optimus G. It shares too many specs and features of the high-end Android phone from LG. The Google handset has a large 4.7-inch True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen. It packs a good resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels at 318-ppi. LG has made the multitouch display of the device highly perfect to make it fight with the rivals like Samsung Galaxy S III. The display gets anti-scratch protection thanks to Corning’s new Gorilla Glass 2.

    The handset comes power packed. When it comes to processor, it is equipped with a 1.5GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon quad core processor, 2GB RAM and Adreno 320 GPU. The handset comes up in two basic memory versions; 8GB and 16GB. It is a move from LG and Google to price the device lower. Of course, it seems to have worked well. In a time of great cloud storage services there is no need for large internet memory onboard a phone.

    In the meantime search giant seems to be preparing the launch of Nexus 5. But its previous version comes with standard 8MP camera with features like autofocus, LED flash, check quality, geo-tagging and face detection. You can use the camera to take video at 1080p@30fps. There is a 1.3MP front camera for letting you make video chats. The device puts forward all essential connectivity options. You can use GPRS, EDGE, DC-HSDPA, HSDPA and HSUPA for on-the-go network connection. The device also offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB as advanced connectivity options.

    If Google really launches Nexus 5 during its I/O 2013, many people why buy the handset may feel disappointed. But Nexus 5 whenever launched will come at substantial premium over its present iteration.