Google Nexus 4, the flagship smartphone from Google, which is manufactured by LG is available for pre-orders on ecommerce site Flipkart at a price of Rs. 25,990 for the 16GB internal storage variant. The estimated release date for the phone has been listed as 4th week of May.
The listing displays the phone’s name as LG Google Nexus 4 and mentions that the phone is covered under LG India’s warranty. So, it’s likely that LG is the one selling the phone and not Google. However, it’s also possible that Google might start selling the phone on the India Play Store shortly. It’s worth pointing out that Google had recently started selling the Nexus 7 tablet in India via the Play Store, only for Asus, the manufacturer of the tablet to start sales as well.
The Nexus 4 boasts a 4.7-inch screen with 768×1280 pixel resolution. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB RAM and runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera and a 2,100 mAh battery.
The phone was first announced in October 2012 and went on sale on November 13, 2012. Only minutes after the launch, the smartphone was declared as sold out in US, Britain, Germany and elsewhere and consumers were complaining of frustrating experiences at the inundated online shop.
Nexus 4 specifications
- 4.7-inch 768×1280 pixel resolution (320 ppi)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) S4 Pro processor
- 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm, 139g
- Cameras – 8 MP (main), 1.3 MP (front)
- Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+
- GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- 3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)
- HSPA+ 21
- 16 GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity will be less)
- 2 GB RAM
- SlimPort HDMI
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Wireless charging
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- NFC (Android Beam)
- 2,100 mAh Lithium polymer
- Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Microphone, Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Barometer, GPS