Nexus 5 finally made official

Nexus 5 finally made official

Google has done a spectacular job of keeping the details of the Nexus 5 under wraps, most notably by posting the device on the Google Play Store (then, hastily taking it off again!).

But now, after months of speculation, the Nexus 5 is finally official.

Specs

The Nexus 5 features a 5-inch screen screen, and is both slimmer and lighter than its predecessor, the LG Nexus 4.

The Nexus 5’s 5-inch display is packed with a 445 pixel per inch density making it amazingly clear, while the device is powered by a mighty 2.3GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM.    

Google and LG are also promising that the Nexus 5’s 2300mAh battery will offer 17 hours of talk-time, which is 2 hours more than the Nexus 4.

Nexus 5 in white

The device is also packed with Android’s latest upgrade, called Kit Kat, which aims to offer the ultimate Android experience.

As expected, the Nexus 5 bears a resemblance to the LG G2 in terms of hardware, although there are no sightings of rear-facing control buttons as on the G2.

Nexus 5 in black

The Nexus 5 features an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera in contrast to the G2’s 13 megapixel lens, though it does offer a burst shot mode similarly to Apple’s iOS 7.

Once again Google has managed to provide an impressive piece of tech at a relatively low price, and we predict that it will be just as successful as the Nexus 4 was this time last year.

Availability

The handset is is available to buy in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Korea from today (1st November). The device is also available in black or white, and will cost £299 for a 16GB version, or £349 for the 32GB variety.

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