Google's recently unveiled Nexus 9 is reportedly getting released in India next month.
India Today citing sources has claimed the HTC Nexus 9 sale will officially go live on 12 November in the subcontinent. It also added that the company, if faced with some logistical issues might postpone sale date by a day or two.
As of now, consumers can pre-book the new Android Lollipop powered HTC slate-16GB (Wi-Fi only) and 32GB (LTE + Wi-Fi) for ₹28,900 and ₹44,900 respectively at Google Play store. The company has also listed official magnetic origami flip covers – Black, Lime Stone and Mint Indigo coloured variants for ₹2,900 [HERE].
There is no word on when the search engine giant would announce the release date details of Motorola Nexus 6 for the Indian market. But it has been confirmed that the Google's flagship smartphone - (Midnight Blue and Cloud White) variants - 32GB and 64GB - will go up for pre-order on 29 October for $649 (around € 510/ ₹40,000) and $699 (around € 550/ ₹43,000), respectively in USA and hit T-Mobile stores on 12 November.
For the uninitiated, HTC Nexus 9 flaunts 8.9-inch QXGA (2,048x1,536p) IPS LCD screen and comes packed with 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB inbuilt memory, 8MP main camera, a 1.6MP front-camera, and a 6,700mAh battery.
Motorola's Nexus 6 sports a mammoth 5.96-inch QHD (2,560x1,440p) screen and comes packed with new Android Lollipop OS (with material design), 805 series Snapdragon CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB/64GB inbuilt memory, 13MP main camera, a 2MP snapper on the front and 3,220mAh battery.
Key Specifications of Motorola Nexus 6 and HTC Nexus 9:
|Models||Motorola Nexus 6||HTC Nexus 9|
|Display||5.96-inch QHD (2560x1440p) screen with Gorilla Glass 3 shieldPixel density: 493 ppi (pixels per inch)||8.9" IPS LCD
4:3 aspect ratio
Gorilla Glass 3 with
'Double tap to wake' feature
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Processor||2.7GHz Quad core Krait 450 CPU (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SOC)||64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor|
|GPU||Adreno 420||Kepler GPU|
|Storage capacity||32GB & 64GB||16GB & 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with Dual-LED flash, f2.0 aperture, 4K video recordingFront: 2.0-megapixel camera with HD video conferencing feature||Main: 8MP camera with f/2.4 aperture, Auto-focus, LED flashFront:1.6MP camera with f/2.4 aperture|
|Battery||3,220mAh;Talk time: up to 24 hoursStandby time: close to 250 hours (with ambient display on) and 330 hours (with ambient display off)||6,700mAh;
Wi-Fi Browsing: Up to 9.5 hours
LTE Browsing: Up to 8.5 hours
Video Playback: Up to 9.5 hours
Wi-Fi Standby: Up to 30 days
LTE Standby: Up to 30 days
|Network||3G & 4G LTE||3G & 4G-LTE (optional)|
|Add-ons||Nano SIM, water-resistant, Bluetooth v4.1. Wi-Fi (802.11 ac 2x2 dual band; MIMO), NFC, micro-SUB v2.0, dual-front speakers, A-GPS Turbo Charger technology, lets user get up to six hours of use with only 15 minutes of charge, Qi Wireless charging support||802.11ac 2x2 (MIMO)
NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, micro-USB 2.0, Dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound technology and
|Dimensions||159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm||228.25mm x 153.68mm x 7.95mm|
|Weight||184 g||425g (Wi-Fi), 436g (LTE)|
|Colours||Midnight Blue and cloud white||Indigo Black, Lunar White, Sand|
|Price||32GB: $649 (around € 510/ ₹40,000)64GB: $699 (around € 550/ ₹43,000)||16GB: Wi-Fi only - $399 (around €310/₹24,550);32GB: Wi-Fi only - $479 (around €375/₹29,500);32GB: LTE - $599(around €470/ ₹36,900);For India:16GB (Wi-Fi only): ₹28,900/-32GB (LTE + Wi-Fi): ₹44,900/-|
[Image Credit: Google Play India]