Google Nexus 5 Running Android 4.4 KitKat Is Official, Coming Soon To India

Google Nexus 5 Running Android 4.4 KitKat Is Official, Coming Soon To India

November 1, 2013 3 By Swapneel Bandiwadekar


Just in time for Halloween, Google has announced their long awaited Nexus 5 along with the latest version of Android named KitKat (4.4). It features 5 inch FullHD (1080p) IPS display with 445 ppi. Display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.

Nexus 5 is the fastest Nexus device to the date. It also packs all the goodies one would expect from a flagship device. It runs on the Snapdragon 800 SoC, clocked at 2.3 GHz while Adreno 330 clocked at 450MHz handles the GPU role. Google has also thrown 2GB of RAM to go with it. Google Nexus 5 is also first Nexus handset to feature LTE connectivity along with regular 2G and 3G options. It also features dual band Wi-Fi (b/g/n and ac) and Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.

With Nexus 5, Google has also upped the camera tech in Nexus phones. While the mega-pixel count remains same as the Nexus 4 i.e. 8MP, Nexus 5 now includes OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) for camera.

Nexus comes with 2300 mAh battery and Wireless Charging. Nexus 5 as usual will come in two memory variants, 16GB and 32GB. For the first time, a Nexus handset will be sold directly by the Google through their Play Store. Indian Play Store quotes Rs.30,000 for 16GB variant while 32GB one will cost Rs.33,000.

Nexus 5 is available today, unlocked and without a contract, on Google Play in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Korea (and coming soon to India), starting at $349. Just in the time for the holidays, Nexus 5 will be available soon at the following retailers: Sprint, T-Mobile, Amazon, Best Buy and RadioShack.