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The Indian arm of the South Korean consumer giant LG has officially released its Google Nexus 4 (16GB) for ₹25,999, just a day after Indian e-retailer Flipkart began taking pre-orders for the smartphone.

LG Electronics India, Managing Director, Soon Kwon said, "LG Electronics is pleased to partner Google on the release of the Nexus 4 in India. We added the best of our talent to our strength, and the result is a feature- packed smartphone that packs superb hardware under a slim hood. With LG Nexus 4, consumers would be delighted by the perfectly balanced combination of style, function and power."

The Google Nexus 4 smartphone sports 4.7-inch WXGA IPS HD 1280x768p display resolution, and runs on the latest pure stock Android Mobile OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory (no microSD card slot).

LG-Google Nexus 4 was first released in US, Europe and in other select markets across the world in November, 2012. And now after close to six months it is making the India debut.

A few months ago, speculations were rife that the delay of Nexus 4 launch in India was reportedly due to a disagreement between the co-developers Google and LG over the pricing model for the Indian market. 

In the US, Nexus 4 is sold for $299 (around ₹16,250) for 8GB and $349 (around ₹19,000) for the 16GB model. Now, it remains to be seen, if Nexus 4 with an inflated price tag of ₹25,999, will attract thrift Indian buyers.

As per recent reports, only the 16GB Nexus 4 model will be made available in the market while the 8GB variant may not set its foot in India.

Buyers can place pre-orders for Google Nexus 4 (16GB) at Flipkart for ₹25,990 and at Spice owned Saholic for ₹30,000, but sales are yet to begin. Google has also not yet begun sales at its officilal online store Google Play. The company is currently selling Nexus 7 tablet PC in India.

 Key specifications of LG Google Nexus 4:

Model LG-Google Nexus 4
Display 4.7-inch WXGA IPS screen with HD 1280x768p display resolution
OS Android v4.2.2 Jelly OS
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-core processor with1.5GHz CPU speed
GPU Adreno 320, 400MHz graphics engine
Storage capacity 16GB, memory cannot be further expanded (no microSD card slot)
Camera Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash support, auto-focus,4X-digital zoomFront: 1.3-megapixel camera
Network 2G & 3G
Battery Li-Ion battery, 2100 mAh
Add-ons Full-HD 1920x1080p video recording, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n),A-GPS,Bluetooth v4.0, Corning Gorilla Glass 2 scratch resistant screen guard
Dimensions 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm
Weight 139 g
*Price ₹25,999/-

*Official Price listed by LG India.