Google’s Nexus 5 with KitKat gets an official reveal, goes on sale


Google’s Nexus 5 handset has been popping up everywhere in the past month and it’s about time that Google took the wraps off the new 5-inch smartphone. That’s exactly what the company has done, revealing the heavily leaked phone yesterday and also detailing the new Android KitKat operating system.

For the phone’s hardware, as expected Google have based the Nexus 5 on LG’s G2 smartphone (currently the toast of the Stuff team). The Nexus 5 features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor (2.3GHz), 2GB of system memory and 16GB/32GB flavours. Just about every other leak was spot-on for specifications, the Nexus 5 will indeed have 8MP and 1.3MP rear and front cameras, wireless charging, NFC and LTE. Not even the pricing was off, the Nexus 5 starts at $349 (R3,510) and is on sale in the States now.

Google have opted for a 4.95-inch display for the phone, with a slightly insane pixel density of 445 ppi on the 1,080 x 1,920 IPS panel. It also features a 2300mAh battery, with a claimed maximum 17 hour lifetime. As mentioned above, the new Nexus will be running Android 4.4 KitKat. Look out for a post detailing the updated mobile operating system shortly.

Source: The Guardian


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