Product Launch by Andrew Kameka on Thursday October 31, 2013.
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The Google Nexus 5 has been officially announced, putting an end to a long line of rumors and leaks that revealed almost everything there was to know about the fifth-generation Android smartphone sold by Google. Now we can add the details that take the "almost" out of the equation.
As expected, Google and LG once again partnered to develop the Nexus 5. The phone is similar in shape to the LG G2, but different in every other way on the exterior. There are no physical buttons other than the power and volume controls that are made of ceramic material, and the body has a matte finish similar to the Nexus 7 tablet.
The Nexus 5 has a 4.95-inch 1080p HD display (1920x1080, 445ppi) with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. A 2.3 GHz quad-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 800) and 2GB of RAM power the phone. Storage options include 16GB or 32GB internal memory. The Nexus 5 also has an 8-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, LED flash, and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. It also supports 4G LTE for Sprint tri-band and T-Mobile.
Nexus 5 buyers will be among the first to experience Android 4.4 Kit Kat software. Google will begin selling the Nexus 5 immediately in Google Play. The phone costs $350 for 16GB and $399 for 32GB. It works in black or white.source: Nexus 5 (Google Play)
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.