Google’s hotly anticipated Nexus 5 smartphone is now available for pre-orders in India. While Google and LG (which manufactures the device for Google) have not given an update on the smartphone since listing it on the Play Store, online retailer Snapdeal has started taking advance bookings for the newest Nexus gadget.
Snapdeal is taking an amount of Rs 999 from buyers to book the Nexus 5 before launch. According to the listing, the latest Google smartphone will hit the market in the last week of November. The internet giant has already announced that the handset will be launched in India soon, but has not announced a specific date.
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 also be able to purchase the phone online directly from Google.
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.
Google has revealed the India prices of second-generation Nexus 7 and last year’s Nexus 10 tablets.