Many gadget lovers must be eagerly waiting for Google to cut the price of its current smartphone, the Nexus 5 as it usually does ahead of the launch of its flagship devices but it has neither revealed the release date of its much-anticipated phablet dubbed as the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X nor reduced the price of its predecessor so far.
But in what could baffle gadget lovers, several Indian carriers have started coming up with new deals for the Nexus 5 at a time when everyone is anticipating the arrival of the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X.
eBay India is selling LG Google Nexus 5 16GB (white) at ₹21,303 with free shipping while Snapdeal has put up the price of the device at ₹26,700, and ₹26,899 in Amazon. However, the price of the device remains unchanged on Google Play Store at ₹28,999, giving a hint that carriers could have come up with new deals to deplete the current stock anticipating the arrival of Nexus 6 aka Nexus X later this month.
It may be recalled that eBay put up the 16GB variant of Nexus 5 (unlocked) for sale at $315 against the original price of $349.99 last week before putting up a notice "This listing has ended" on its website. The same carrier came up with a deal for 16GB variant of Nexus 5 (unlocked) last month, offering the device for $314.99 but put up a "SOLD" tag on its website later, claiming that the deal was closed after selling 2,000 units.
Selling the Nexus 5 at a discounted price by several carriers could be seen as a move to sell off the current stock, as Google has not officially announced price reduction. However, many gadget lovers might have benefitted from the new deals offered by the carriers.
The Nexus 5 is still going strong though it is about to complete a year in the market. It sports a 4.95-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels (445 ppi pixel density), powered by Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset and runs on Android OS v4.4 (KitKat). It also comes packed with 16/32 GB internal memory and 2GB RAM, Li-Po 2300 mAh battery, and an 8MP camera.
Meanwhile, Google's upcoming flagship device dubbed as the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X is very likely to see the light of the day this month though the search giant is yet to reveal the exact date. Inferse website reported that the device would be unveiled on 31 October but it is not confirmed yet. Google vice president Sundar Pichai had said at the Mobile World Congress 2014 (MWC 2014) that the device would be announced in October without mentioning the date, so it could arrive before the end of this month.
According to 9to5Google, the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X may sport a 5.92-inch display with QHD resolution of 2560x1440 (498 ppi), contradicting 5.2-inch screen with 1440x2560p resolution (565 ppi pixel density) listed on Antutu benchmark. It claimed that the device will be powered by a Snapdragon 805 processor, runs on Android L, have 32GB internal memory and 3GB of RAM, 3,200 mAh battery and 13MP main camera and a 2MP front snapper.