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Google Nexus 5 Gets Official, Snapdragon 800 and Android 4.4 KitKat

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Finally putting an end to all the rumors and speculations, Google has officially announced their new Nexus 5. The handset has been leaked so extensively that we’re not at all surprised after reading the official press release. Google’s worst kept secret brings top of the line specifications, as mentioned before, at a very affordable price and a decent design.

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The handset comes with a 4.95-inch full HD IPS display boasting a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with 445ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 3, it’s powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at 2.2GHz with Adreno 330 GPU. The handset measures 69.17×137.84×8.59 mm and weighs only 130 grams.

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On the storage side, the handset comes in two versions: 16GB and 32GB with the actual available capacity to be a little less as usual. Unfortunately, the handset doesn’t come with expandable storage.

On the rear, Nexus 5 comes with an 8-megapixel camera and optical image stabilization. Other specifications include 1.3MP front-facing camera, 2,300 mAh battery capable of delivering a talk time up to 17 hours, built-in wireless charging, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and comes with LTE support as well.

Here are some images of the Google Nexus 5 in black and white.

In terms of operating system, Google Nexus 5 will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat. The search engine giant also announced that it will be available for sale on the Google Play Store U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan and Korea (and coming soon to India,) starting at $349. The 32GB version comes with a $399 price tag, which is very impressive considering its specifications.

Google also announced that the latest Android 4.4 KitKat will be available for Nexus 4, 7, 10, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play editions in the coming weeks.

Are you going to buy the new Nexus 5?

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