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Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X launched in India; here are the details
Google is bringing its latest Nexus devices to India and at an event today, the company has confirmed just how much the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X will cost you. Having already looked at the cost of the new Nexus outside of the US, does the Indian pricing follow suit with a large mark up?
[related_videos title=”The new Nexus in video:” align=”left” type=”custom” videos=”645715,645660,645716,645657″]Both handsets will go up for pre-order from 2pm IST on Tuesday and will go on sale on October 21st. Google has struck a couple of online exclusives, with the Nexus 5X exclusive to Amazon India and the Nexus 6P to Flipkart. However, for those wanting to buy in an actual store, Google has a range of offline partnerships set up, allowing you to buy the handsets from a range of retailers including The Mobile Store, Sangeetha Mobiles and others.
Now to the price and if you’re after the Nexus 5X, it’ll cost you Rs. 31,900 for the 16GB version and Rs. 35,900 for the 32GB version. That works out to $490 and $552 respectively, representing a mark up of around 30 percent. This is certainly more expensive than the US pricing but it is cheaper than the UK and Europe, where the market up ranges from 30 to 42 percent.
Now to the Nexus 6P and the 32GB version will cost you Rs. 39,999 while the 64GB will set you back Rs. 42,999; this works out to around $615 and $661 respectively, which is a mark up of between 20 and 23 percent, versus mark ups ranging from 35 to 60 percent in the UK and Europe.
To entice customers to buy its new handsets, Google also has some offers; customers who pre-order the Nexus 5X will get a Bluetooth headset and free screen replacement worth Rs. 9,000 free, while customers who buy using a HDFC Bank credit card will get a further Rs. 3,500 cashback. Customers who pre-order the Nexus 6P will get a free Chromecast (worth Rs. 2,999) if buying via Flipkart or a free Bluetooth speaker if buying offline. There are also a range of cashback and EMI offers on major credit cards, as well as Airtel 4G’s “double data for six months offers”.
Google’s new Nexus devices are certainly interesting and are arguably Google’s best smartphones to date. Both handsets run the new Android Marshmallow OS and the LG-made Nexus 5X is the smaller, with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 808 CPU, 2GB RAM and a 12.3MP rear camera. The Huawei-made Nexus 6P is definitely the flagship of the two, bringing a 5.7-inch QHD display, a 12.3MP rear camera, Snapdragon 810 CPU and 3GB RAM.