Today, Google took the wraps off the next heir to the Nexus throne - the Nexus 5 by LG.
In lockstep with Google's announcement, LG and Sprint announced that they will be launching the Nexus 5 by LG on Friday, Nov 8, with Sprint's Unlimited Data Guarantee For Life. The Nexus 5 will be offered for $149.99 (16GB version) after a $50 mail-in rebate (via reward card) or $18.75 per month with Sprint One Up (excluding taxes)*.
* With a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement.
Nexus 5 by LG is the first Android™ 4.4, KitKat, smartphone capable of using the tri-band Sprint 4G LTE2 network. Sprint Spark is a unique combination of network technologies, spectrum, capacity and tri-band devices designed to bring customers super-high wireless speeds. Nexus 5 will become tri-band enabled with a software update in early 2014.
Here are the quick specs for the Nexus 5:
5-inch class full HD IPS display (actual size 4.95-inches)
Advanced camera lens that lets in more light
Wireless charging via Qi wireless charging accessories (sold separately)
2,300mAh imbedded Lithium-polymer battery
3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
Nexus 5 customers will be among the first to receive Android software upgrades and new Google mobile apps
Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.26GHz CPU
8 megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization and HDR+
1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Wireless Charging built-in
Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
NFC (Android Beam)
3.5mm stereo audio jack
Ceramic power and volume buttons
The Nexus 5 by LG will be offered in white and black. It will also be available online via Google.
You can read and see more about the Nexus 5 by LG here. What's really cool about the Nexus 5 is that will be the first device to come with Android™ 4.4, KitKat.
Android™ 4.4, KitKat, brings all of Android's most innovative, most beautiful, and most useful features to more devices everywhere. Android™ 4.4, KitKat, is designed to run fast, smooth, and responsively on a much broader range of devices than ever before, even with as little as 512 MB of system RAM.
Android™ 4.4, KitKat, places more emphasis on Google's smarts, such as being able to predict what users want before they ask. If someone searches for related topics often, a Google Now card will appear with information about that topic; -- such as solar panels -- without having to search. Or if someone is interested in a TV show or other hobby, a Google Now card can appear with information about that item.
From the home screen, just say ‘Ok Google’ to start a voice search, send a text, get directions or play a song. Swipe over to the left to check your Google Now cards. Other new features of KitKat include the newly redesigned Google Maps app makes navigating effortless. You can read more about the changes and enhancements of Android™ 4.4, KitKat, here.
We're pretty excited about the Nexus 5 by LG. We hope you are too!
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credit: CNET, Android blogs, Google, LG, Sprint
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