Google has launched its latest Nexus smartphones – the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P – in India. The company announced that both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones will be available for pre-orders starting 2pm IST on Tuesday, and will go on sale from October 21. The Nexus 5X 16GB will be exclusively retailed online by Amazon India, while the Nexus 6P will be exclusive to Flipkart. Both smartphones can also be purchased via offline retailers such as The Mobile Store, Sangeetha Mobiles, and Croma, among others.
(Also see: Nexus 5X vs. Nexus 6P)
As confirmed previously, the Nexus 5X is priced at Rs. 31,900 for the 16GB internal storage variant, while the 32GB variant will come at Rs. 35,900. The Nexus 6P is priced at Rs. 39,999 for the 32GB internal storage variant, and Rs. 42,999 for the 64GB variant. Those who pre-order the Nexus 5X will get a Bluetooth headset worth Rs. 2,500 free, screen replacement worth Rs. 6,500 free, and Rs. 3,500 cashback for HDFC Bank credit card users.
(Also see: Nexus 5X full specifications)
Those who pre-order the Nexus 6P will get a Chromecast dongle worth Rs. 2,999 via Flipkart, or a Bluetooth speaker worth Rs. 2,495 via offline retailers, free. The company is touting EMI offers on all major credit cards, plus 100 percent cashback of interest charges, apart from an Airtel 4G ‘double data for six months’ offer.
(Also see: Nexus 6P full specifications)
Google, which launched the phones on September 29 in San Francisco, said that the new devices would come with Type-C USB, Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor, and run the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
(Also see: Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Signal a Return to Form for Google)
The Nexus 6P is the first full-metal Nexus smartphone, built out of aluminium, and features a 5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixel) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4; a 12.3-megapixel rear camera with 4K and slow-motion (240fps) video recording, apart from an f/2.0 aperture; 8-megapixel front-facing camera with HDR+ and a f/2.4 aperture; a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 SoC; 3GB of LPDD4 RAM, a 3450mAh battery with Quick Charge support providing up to 7 hours of charge in 10 minutes, and dual front-ported speakers. It will be available in Aluminium, and Graphite colour variants.
Speaking at the launch David Shapiro, Global Director of Chrome and Android Marketing at Google said, “India is now the fastest growing smartphone market in the world, and it’s exciting to launch our newest Nexus phones here. We’re looking forward to the Nexus 5X and 6P delivering premium experiences for Indian users, demonstrating what is possible when innovative hardware, thoughtful design, and the latest Android software all come together.”
The Nexus 5X on the other hand features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3; a 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC; 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM; a 12.3-megapixel rear camera with 4K and slow-motion (120fps) video recording, apart from an f/2.0 aperture, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with HDR+ and a f/2.0 aperture. It features a 2700mAh battery, with Quick Charge support providing up to 3.8 hours of charge in 10 minutes. It will be available in Carbon Black, Quartz White, and Ice Blue.
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