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Exclusive: Google Nexus 6 Will Launch in India End 2014 for Rs. 42,999

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Exclusive: Google Nexus 6 Will Launch in India End 2014 for Rs. 42,999

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This will be a shocker of mammoth proportions, especially for those waiting for this handset. Agreed that on paper, and mostly in reality, the Nexus 6 is expected to be a monster, but this will be Google’s most expensive handset yet.

According to our source at Motorola, the Google Nexus branded Moto phone will be available later this year for a whopping price of Rs 42999 for the 32 GB variant. The Nexus 6 is also expected to go on sale by the 11th of December, however with the past track record of Nexus devices in India we can’t be too sure. Granted that for a QuadHD display and Snapdragon 805 one would be willing to shed out that much, the Nexus 6 however has not been Google’s best attempt at making a budget flagship. Which was the case with devices like the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5, which were essentially cheaper variants of their expensive counterparts, i.e. the LG Optimus G and the LG G2.

This is the first time the Nexus device is actually more expensive than the device it is based on, and that due to mostly the bumped up specs, and Motorola’s already tight margins.

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Motorola in India may not have the right alignment for the Nexus 6, however it may be a great opportunity for the company to initiate tie-ups or payment schemes to help users buy this device. This could also be a great opportunity to talk network tie-ups and contracts in India, which might become a big thing starting 2015.

Either way you look at it, the Nexus 6 will miss out most of its prospective buyers in India, and Google may need to work really hard to sell the one the the very price conscious Indian audience.

The Nexus 6 was announced along side the Nexus 9 and Android 5.0 Lollipop and features a 5.96” 1440×2560 display (493 ppi) a 3220 mAh battery. Camera is a 13MP rear-facing with optical image stabilization and a 2MP front-facing. The Nexus 6 runs a CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 – Quad Core 2.7 GHz processor along with GPU: Adreno 420 and the storage options are 32 GB and 64 GB.

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Bharat Nagpal
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13 comments
Sathiya Seelan
Sathiya Seelan

This is so much costly for a mobile. i think any thing more than 20000 rupees for mobiles its expensive. If you have 45000 rupees definitely the choice should be for ultrabook with high end processor.

Rizwan Azad
Rizwan Azad

I don't know why people are saying that Nexus 6 or even Nexus 9 are costly!! They are at are par with the competition or in some cases they are better priced than the competition. If you look at the history of Nexus phones, only Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 were priced on lower side. Going by the specs this phone is quite perfectly priced. As far as carrier subsidy (Telecom provider tying up with Handset manufacturers ) as mentioned in this article, is concerned I don't see this happening in India in near future. Reliance communication brought that subsidy concept in India in early 2000's but failed miserably. So dreaming about carrier subsidy would be stretching it too far, not that people don't want it, but because Indian carriers don't seems to have a foolproof plan about it.

Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo

really you might not have any idea whats happening from the past. both nexus 4 and nexus5 are par with their competitors with subsidized prices with one or two compromises just like nexus 6. Why itn't worth that much -->it has inferior screen compared to note4 -last gen pentile diamond matrix amoled which has way low nits than current gen diamond matrix amoleds. note 4 screen is brighter,sharper and more power efficient than last gen. -->it has old and smaller camera sensor which we can find on oneplus one( IMX214) where note 4 using bigger and latest camera sensor from sony (IMX240) when front camera comes to picture. note 4 camera kills nexus's -->no stylus available. if you say 'why would i need a stylus?' then you need to go and check the stylus and note capabilities -->no expansion of memory -->no fingerprint sensor like its competitors -->no IR blaster -->no better DAC than its competitors its worth for -->its smoothness -->newer android updates -->sturdy and quality materials -->ergonomics -->turbo charging -->bigger battery -->bigger screen -->new and better light emmiting ring flash but definitely not worth the price of 700$. its same as iphone in pricing. 'OVERPRICED' is a suitable tag we are paying for hardware more than software. so why you are willing to pay more than it worths? dont ever say 'specs will compensate the price of nexus 6'. its a big mistake. PS: Nexus 4 user here. waiting for next htc device or Planning to get note 4

Abhisek
Abhisek

Even the Nexus 9 cellular version price is heart breaking.

Javed Aslam
Javed Aslam

Oneplus One is still a good competitor for the specs it offers for the price you pay....Nexus 6 is too expensive

Kiran Parmar
Kiran Parmar

So how much time before we see a giveaway for this one? :)

Sudeepto Dutta
Sudeepto Dutta

5.9 inches !!. Really ?? With that name/size convention, I think Nexus 7 users are pretty excited for next year. :)

Abir Sinha
Abir Sinha

Would definitely give a competition to Note4 and other pending launches.

Rishab Garg
Rishab Garg

Still a lot cheaper and better than the expensive iphone 6 plus

Suveer Raina
Suveer Raina

Bringing the iPhone reference under every news/post isn't compulsory, you know! There are a couple of things iOS 8 launched/introduced that I envy for not having on my Nexus 5.

Rishab Garg
Rishab Garg

This is because when apple prices their iphones above 50k people say nothing but when any other similar company prices their phones high people are like omg this is so expensive..

Johnny Bravo
Johnny Bravo

because apple maintains the standards and very well quality in almost everything available on phone. Ofcourse its overpriced for what they are providing. but definitely not by this level.