Google Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat launched, coming soon to India at Rs. 28,999
After weeks of speculation, Google and LG have officially announced the Google LG Nexus 5.
The Nexus 5 comes with a 4.95-inch full-HD IPS display and is powered by a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor alongside 2GB of RAM. It comes with an 8.0-megapixel rear camera with OIS and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. It comes in 32 GB and 16 GB storage options, with Black and White colors to choose from.
Google Nexus 5 is the first to run Android 4.4 KitKat, which brings a new dialer that automatically suggests people the most likely call while Caller ID by Google matches an incoming phone number to a business even if that number isn't stored in the contact list. Users can send and receive text messages directly from Hangouts, and Hangouts for Android now supports location sharing will give all new features of Android 4.4 KitKat in Next post.
Nexus 5 is now available for purchase on Google Play in the Australia, United States, Spain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, U.K., Korea and Japan without any contract.
Interestingly, the phone has been listed on Google Play India as well carrying a price tag of Rs. 28,999 for the 16 GB variant ($349 USD) and Rs. 32,999 for the 32 GB variant ($399 USD).
However, the listing just says "Coming soon" and does not mention an actual release date. LG says the phone will be available offline in Asia and other market in mid-November, but it's not clear that it includes India.
Google Nexus 5 Full Technical specifications:
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (2.3GHz) Quad-Core Krait CPU and Adreno 330 GPU (450 MHz)
OS: Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Display: 4.95-inch HD-IPS (445 ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Network: GSM/GPRS/EDGE, LTE
Storage: 16GB / 32GB
RAM: 2 GB
Camera: Rear 8.0-megapixel with Optical Image Stabilization / 1.3-megapixel Front facing HD Camera
Battery: 2,300 mAh
Size: 69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm
Weight: 130g (4.59 OZ)
Charging and Connectivity: Wireless charging, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 LE.