Google Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat is official
After much speculations, rumors and leaked photos, Google Nexus 5 is finally official. The LG made Google phone is available for purchase through Google Play Store now.
Nexus 5 is slightly slimmer at 8.59mm thin and only weighs 130g, down from 139g with the Nexus 4. Its front sports a 4.95 inch screen with 1080p Full HD display. The pixels per inch is high at 445 ppi. It has a slimmer bezel and comes in black or white color option.
Nexus 5 incorporates the next generation of data transfer technology, 4G LTE. The specification includes :
- 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB or 32GB of storage
- 4.95 inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS display with 445 ppi
- 8 megapixel camera with a new +HDR mode
- 1.3 megapixel front facing camera
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- Bluetooth 4.0
- NFC (Android Beam)
- 4G LTE bands
- 2,300mAh battery
The device is Qi compatible, which is the wireless charging technology, and is good for those that do not like to carry wires. Android 4.4 KitKat comes preloaded as officially announced, and will be the first and only device running Android 4.4 now.
Price and Availability
Since it is already live in Google Play, some countries can start to place orders right away. Nexus 5 will be available for purchase through Play Store in US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Korea. It will be available in Black or white color option and both the 16GB and 32GB is priced at $349 and $399 respectively for the factory unlocked version.