Just as we had mentioned earlier this month, Google and Motorola are all set to launch the Nexus 6 in India. Flipkart has announced that it’ll be taking up the pre-orders for the latest Nexus device starting today. The phone will be available in two colors (Midnight Blue and Cloud White) and two variants (32GB and 64GB) – for Rs.43,999 and Rs.48,999 respectively.
The Nexus 6 was announced in the US last month and went on sale earlier this month. Although Google has listed the phone on the Indian Play Store, we are hearing that Nexus 6 will be Flipkart exclusive (at least for a while), considering Motorola’s closeness to the Indian e-Commerce giant.
Unlike the previous Nexus phones, Google isn’t heavily subsidizing the Nexus 6. The phone carries top notch specs overall. It features a 6-inch Quad HD display, powered by a 3220 mAh battery that’s just as big. To be more exact, we’re talking about a 5.96-inch 1440×2560 display with 493 ppi. The smartphone also comes wit Motorola Turbo Charger which gets up to an additional 6 hours of battery life in just 5 minutes.
The Nexus 6 is powered by a quad-core 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor alongisde the Adreno 420 GPU. It sports a 13 megapixel camera which comes with Optical Image Stabilization and HDR+ along with a 2-megapixel front camera. The giant smartphone also sports dual front-facing stereo speakers, which should deliver a great sound experience.
The reviews of Nexus 6 have been greatly mixed so far. While most reviewers agreed that the phone is massive in size, there were contradicting claims about the quality of the Quad-HD display and its impact on the battery life. The new Android 5.0 Lollipop though has got a thumbs up from most reviewers.
Flipkart is bundling the Nexus 6 with some launch day offers, the details of which will be revealed when the pre-order page goes live at noon today. We shall be updating the same soon, so do come back for additional information.
Update: Flipkart is providing free 3 months subscription of its Flipkart First service, Rs.1500 cash back on purchasing 6/9/12 months EMI via HDFC/ICICI and preselected eBooks worth Rs.3100 for free. Nothing exciting to be honest.
Update 2: The phone goes on sale in early December. Flipkart is also providing exchange offer on Nexus 6 with up to Rs.10,000 off on exchange.