Lo and behold. The Google Nexus 5 by LG (yes, again) is finally made official and available for order as we speaks. And as per the leaks, which some of you might have already read about, it will comes preloaded with Android 4.4 aka Kit Kat. So what can you expect from what Google dubbed as the fastest and slimmest Nexus phone yet? First off, this latest Nexus handset now has a larger 4.95-inch Full HD display with advanced in-cell technology “that enables faster touch recognition, better outdoor visibility and crisper images” and is driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core chip, clocking in at 2.26GHz, backed by 2GB of system RAM. And as per currently LG tradition, the Nexus 5 still maintains an edge-to-edge display, but forgoes the glass back in favor of a soft-touch plastic back. Still LG can’t help but boast that it is “a sleek, modern design that leaves no doubt that this is Google’s premium smartphone.” Honestly, which company doesn’t make such claims? And so to be fair, we will have to see it for ourselves, which if nothing goes wrong, we should seeing on black 32GB here in a few weeks time.
On the imaging department, there is a 1.3MP front-facing item, while the rear maintains a 8MP shooter, but benefits from Optical Image Stabilization, improved low light performance and HDR+ capability. Other features include 16 or 32GB storage (sadly, still no storage expansion), built-in wireless charging, non-removable 2,300 mAh lithium polymer battery LTE radios, plus the usual bunch of ancillary connectivity and sensors, including WiFi and NFC. The Google Nexus 5 is available now, unlocked and contract-free, on Google Play in U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Korea (and coming soon to India), starting at $349. It will also be hitting Sprint, T-Mobile, Amazon, Best Buy, as well as RadioShack, and through offline stores in Europe, Central/South Americas, Asia, CIS and the Middle East in mid-November.