Out of the most anticipated smartphones, the Google LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P have been launched in India. The devices will be available for pre-orders from Tuesday, 2:00 PM IST and will go on sale on October 21. The Nexus 5X will be available for pre-orders on Amazon India, while the Nexus 6P will be exclusive to Flipkart.
Customers have also an option to purchase their new smartphone through offline retail stores such as The Mobile Store, Sangeetha Mobiles, and Croma, among others.
Commenting on 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 16GB variant of Nexus 5X is priced at Rs. 31,900, and the 32GB variant will be available at Rs. 35,900. Meanwhile, the Nexus 6P is priced Rs. 39,999 for 32GB storage variant and its 64GB variant boasts a price tag of Rs. 42,999.
See Also: Specifications of Google LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P
The Indian e-commerce giant, Flipkart is offering the customers a Chromecast dongle worth Rs.2,999, while the offline stores are giving away a Bluetooth speaker worth Rs. 2,495 on pre-ordering the Nexus 6P. Meanwhile, EMI options are also available with several credit cards plus 100 percent cash back of interest charges.
In the glamor of such offers, Airtel is also trying to attract consumers with its 4G ‘double data for six months’ offer,
One the other hand, the customers 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 on pre-ordering the Nexus 5X from Amazon.in.
The firm has globally unveiled the handsets on September 29, in an event held at San Fransisco, and announced that the new smart devices would come with Type-C USB port with Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor, and run the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
Well, this year Nexus device are a bit of disappointment when compared to previous years. Nexus smartphones offered the best value for money and had set the benchmark, but this year what it has to offer at a price greater than Rs 30K does not boost the confidence like old times. Seeing the Indian market where companies like Motorola are giving customers high-end specs with decent build quality at affordable prices. It seems that LG should have given a thought of placing a 3GB RAM instead of 2GB RAM in its Nexus 5X. We need to wait and watch to see the reaction of the Indian consumers.