Mumbai: After the successful debut of its affordable Android One devices, tech giant Google is all set to launch its premium Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet in India in next few weeks. The devices are priced at Rs 44,000 and Rs 28,900 onwards, respectively.
Google to sell Nexus 6 for Rs 44,000; Nexus 9 at Rs 28,900 onwards
Developed by US-based Motorola, Nexus 6 was launched globally last month, along with Nexus 9, which was developed by Taiwanese major HTC. Nexus 6 has been listed on Google’s Play Store for Rs 44,000 (32 GB), while the 64 GB variant will be available for Rs 49,000.
The 16 GB Wi-Fi variant of Nexus 9 will be priced at Rs 28,900, while the 32 GB LTE version will be available for Rs 44,900. However, the date of availability of these devices is yet to be disclosed.
According to IDC, India is the fastest growing smartphone market in the world with over 44 million devices being sold last year alone and players are competing head-on to capture a bigger share of the pie.
Last month, Google had also launched its first set of Android One smartphones here. India was the first country of launch for the Android One smartphones in partnership with handset makers Spice, Micromax and Karbonn. Google has indicated that many more firsts could come from India in the future.
Featuring a 5.96-inch display, Nexus 6 will come with the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. Weighing 184 grams, the device has a 13 MP rear and 2 MP front camera.