After months of leaks, rumors and outright pointless articles surrounding the next generation Nexus device, Google has finally announced the smartphone. The new Nexus 5 is available right now for purchase and Google released the smartphone without having any sort of event.
It is odd Google decided not to reveal the Nexus 5 at an event and instead just made a small post about the smartphone and slapped it on the Google Play store. Specs and pricing are as we expected, we could not see the hundreds of reports from various sources being wrong.
The Nexus 5 will come with a 4.95-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, Adreno 330 GPU, 2300mAh battery, 8MP OIS camera, 1.3MP front camera, dual-band WiFi, a ton of LTE bands and Bluetooth 4.0. On the software side, the Nexus 5 is the first smartphone to come with Google’s newest KitKat 4.4 operating system update.
For the 16GB model it will cost $349 (£299) and for the 32GB model it will cost $399 (£339), there is still no 64GB version or a larger battery for the 32GB model, but both of these leaks didn’t have a lot of backing from major sources.
It is an impressive smartphone and the Nexus 5 comes at an off-contract price around $300 less than a normal flagship. Google is obviously pushing this out as a “developer smartphone”, even with the Nexus smartphone line gaining a lot of traction in the past few years.
We are just glad to see the Nexus 5 finally announced after months of reports and leaks. Now we want to see if Google and LG can continue to make sure the production meets the demand for the device, last year with the Nexus 4 we noticed a severe lack of production, making limited supplies in most every country.
Google should have this smartphone on carriers soon, other than the Google Play store users can grab the device at T-Mobile, Sprint, Best Buy and Amazon. We also know Canadian carriers and UK carriers will be looking to get the device on their service.