Google and LG Show Off New Nexus Smartphone
Google and LG have jointly shown off the first smartphone to ship with the KitKat variant of the Android OS -- the Nexus 5 smartphone.
The Nexus 5 is also the slimmest and fastest Google Nexus phone to date.
The new smartphone comes with a 5-inch Full HD IPS display and will ship in either 16GB and 32GB versions.
"Nexus 5 offers the ultimate functionality in a modern design and is a testament to the level of innovation that can be generated when two great companies come together for a second act." said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
The camera in Nexus 5 features LG Innotek's acclaimed optical image stabilizer technology which was first introduced in the LG G2. Mated to an 8MP camera with longer exposures, less blur and less noise, Nexus 5 is claimed to be unmatched in dim light performance. Moreover, the improved HDR+ mode in Nexus 5 instantaneously captures a burst of shots and applies computational photography to fuse these images together into one photo with a greater range of shadows and light culled from the multiple exposure and color data.
The Nexus 5 comes with the Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 800 processor and supports LTE connectivity.
Nexus 5 will be available on Google Play starting today in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, U.K., Australia, Korea and Japan. Offline availability in Europe, Central/South Americas, Asia, CIS and the Middle East will begin in mid-November.
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with 2.26GHz Quad-Core Krait CPU
- Operating System: Android 4.4, KitKat
- Display: 5-inch (actual 4.95-inch) Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080 pixels)
- Network: CDMA/1xRTT/EVDO, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA+, LTE
- Memory: 32GB / 16GB
- RAM: 2GB
- Camera: Rear 8.0MP with OIS / Front 1.3MP HD
- Battery: 2,300mAh Li-Polymer (embedded)
- Size: 137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59mm
- Weight: 130g
- Others: Wireless charging, NFC