Google Nexus 5 Announced, Available Today for $350

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After several days of leaks and anticipation, Google has formally unveiled its latest flagship Android phone, the Nexus 5. As expected, the device is manufactured by Nexus 4 maker LG, and marks the first device to run with Android 4.4 KitKat.

The Nexus 5 comes with a 4.95-inch 1080p display coated in Gorilla Glass 3, and it’s powered by a quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 chip, 2GB of RAM, and either 16 or 32GB of storage. Its 2,300mAh battery can still be wirelessly charged, and unlike its predecessor, LTE support is baked right in.

The front of the Nexus 5 has the same edge-to-edge glass construction as the Nexus 4, but the glass back of last year’s model has been swapped out for a softer plastic build that’s reminiscent of this year’s Nexus 7 tablet.

The device’s rear camera is still of the 8-megapixel variety, but it now comes with optical image stabilization tech for lessening the amount of blur in moving shots, and Google has included an “HDR+” mode for grabbing more detailed shots. The front shooter, meanwhile, has a 1.3-megapixel sensor.

When bought unlocked, the Nexus 5 is still very much cheaper than the rest of its flagship competition. You can pick up a 16GB model from Best Buy, RadioShack, Amazon and the Google Play store today for $350, while a 32GB model costs $400. The device will work on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint’s networks, but not Verizon’s, curiously enough.

Source: Google



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