LG launched the Nexus 4 in November 2012, and it is still one of the most popular Android smartphones around. A recent report indicated the launch of the handset in India and also that its neighboring country Pakistan will get the handset priced at Rs 43,000, which is slightly cheaper than India.
"LG is proud and excited to play this role in helping build the latest Nexus smartphone," said D.Y.Kim, president of LG Electronics, Gulf FZE. "Users will be delighted by the perfectly balanced combination of form and function with the latest generation of Android."
The Google Nexus 4, made in collaboration with LG, will cost Rs 24,000 Indian Rupees (approximately $447) in India, whereas the handset has a price tag of Rs 43,000 Pakistani Rupees (approximately $435) in Pakistan.
Pakistani carrier Mobilink will offer the Nexus 4 along with a bundle package to its customers, which will include 2GB bucket for 90 days and free trial offer of Mobi-Music for 15 days.
"Mobilink is leading the innovation on mobile data in Pakistan. The Google Nexus 4 with our aggressive data bundle offer is a reflection of our commitment to innovation and offering the best to our customers. We hope that our customers will enjoy this great product while browsing the web with unlimited mobile freedom," said Farid Ahmed, vice president, Marketing, Mobilink.
Just like in India, the price of the handset is also relatively high in Pakistan when compared to the U.S. The reason for the higher price in India and Pakistan is due to no subsidy from Google for these countries.
The Nexus 4 sports a 4.7-inch WXGA IPS display covered in Gorilla Glass 2. A 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB of RAM powers the handset. The smartphone includes 8GB/16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter and it runs on the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Many new smartphones have launched after the Nexus 4, so it will be interesting to see if a major chunk of smartphone customers are attracted to the latest Google offering in Pakistan.