Google held a press event today in India to officially launch its latest smartphones in the country. Listed for pre-order starting today, the LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P have been split between Amazon and Flipkat respectively, and they’ll start shipping on October 21.
Pricing is the same as originally shown on the Google Store India website, meaning quite a bit more expensive than in the US, but that’s also the case in Europe. In India, the high-end Nexus 6P costs INR 39,999 ($613) for the 32GB version or INR 42,999 ($659) for double the storage. Compare that to the $500 and $550 figures in the States. The 128GB version is not available for the time being.
Meanwhile, over on Amazon you can pre-order a 16GB Nexus 5X for INR 31,990 ($490) and we’re sure you won’t mind the 90-rupee difference from the initially listed INR 31,900 price. The 32GB version will set you back an additional INR 4,000, for an equivalent to $552. For comparison, US prices start at $380.
Google is throwing in a few freebies to sweeten the deal, though. With the Nexus 5X you’re looking at a Plantronics M70 Bluetooth headset, free screen replacement and a few gift cards. Pre-ordering a Nexus 6P on Flipkart will net you a free Chromecast, while signing up for one offline means a Bluetooth speaker. So there is a silver lining of sorts to the 20-30% price difference versus the US market.