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Google launches Nexus 5 on Play Store for $349/$399, ships in 1-2 days

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Google launches Nexus 5 on Play Store for $349/$399, ships in 1-2 days

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After numerous leaks, Google has finally gone ahead and unveiled the new Nexus 5. While it was widely expected that Google would be holding an event, the company decided to unveil the handset without holding any event. 

The leaks have already provided us with nearly everything that is to be known about the Nexus 5, including its full specs and pricing.

The full spec of the Nexus 5 are as follows -:

  • 69.17mm * 137.84mm * 8.59mm, 130gms
  • 4.95-inch 1080p True-HD IPS LCD display
  • Snapdragon S800 processor clocked at 2.26GHz
  • Adreno 330 GPU clocked at 450MHz
  • 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS,
  • LTE bands – 1/2/4/5/17/19/25/26/41
  • 8MP rear facing camera with Optical Image stabilization
  • 1.3MP front camera
  • Accelerometer, GPS, Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope, Pressure, Hall effect
  • Ceramic power and volume buttons
  • 2300mAh non-removable battery, Up to 8.5 hours of browsing time on Wi-Fi
  • Wireless Charging

The highlight of the Nexus 5 is Android 4.4 KitKat, which sports a brand new launcher with quick and easy access to Google Now. Google has also updated the Camera app to take advantage of the improved camera system in the Nexus 5, including an HDR+ mode.Other enhancements include Hangouts app with SMS/MMS integration, enhanced Touch feedback, a full screen mode for an immersive reading experience and more.

Google has also drastically reduced the memory footprint of the OS as well as all its core Google apps, in a bid to make KitKat run smoother on low-end devices.

Compared to the Nexus 4, Google is going release the Nexus 5 in a much wider market. The handset is already up for sale, unlocked and without a contract, on Google Play in the United States, Canada, U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Korea for $349 for the 16GB and $399 for the 32GB version. The handset will also be coming soon to India, and will also be available at all the major carriers and retailers across the world including Amazon, RadioShack, Sprint, T-Mobile and Best Buy.

Nexus 5 (32GB, White) – $399

Nexus 5 (32GB, Black) – $399

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