Finally that day has come for which millions of people from all over the world were desperately waiting for, as both Google and LG has at last officially launched the much-awaited smartphone of recent times, the Google LG Nexus 5.
The Google Nexus 5 boasts a 4.95-inch full-HD IPS display screen which can offer resolution support of 1920*1080 pixels. It is fully powered by an ultra-fast 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor while running on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat version. It features an 8-megapixel rear shooter and a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera for video calling. IT will be offered in two different variants with 16GB and 32GB storage options, and the users can choose either Black or White as the color of this device.
This smartphone includes 2GB of RAM and it is having a unique feature which supports a new dialer option which automatically suggests people the most preferable call while Caller ID given by Google exactly matches with an incoming mobile number to a business even if that particular number is not saved in the contact list of the user. With the Nexus 5 users can also easily send and receive text messages via Google Hangouts. The highlighting point here is that the Hangouts for Android now fully supports the much-needed feature of location sharing.
Dr. Jong-seok Park, the current President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, was present at the launch event. He said, "LG is proud to partner with Google again to develop the fastest, most powerful Nexus phone ever. 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.”
The Nexus 5 will be ready for purchase in the official Google Play store from this Friday only, and users of countries like the United States, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea and Italy, can own this smartphone without signing for any contract whatsoever.
Mr. Sundar Pichai, the Senior Vice President of Android, Chrome and Apps at Google, was present too at the occasion. He said, "We're excited to collaborate with LG on a new Nexus device. Google Nexus 5 is the slimmest and fastest Nexus phone to date and puts the latest platform innovations of Android 4.4, KitKat, right in the hands of consumers.”
The Nexus 5 is backed up by a 2,300mAh Li-Polymer battery, and it has the most advanced connectivity options such as GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA+, CDMA/1xRTT/EVDO and LTE. It also supports wireless charging and NFC.
Now let’s come to the best part of this article. There is great news for the Indians too, as the new Google Nexus 5 smartphone has already been listed on Google Play India with a price tag of Rs. 28,999 for the 16GB variant and Rs. 32,999 for the 32GB variant. This smartphone measures only 137.84*69.17*8.59mm and weighs 130 grams.
However, that listing doesn’t mention the exact release date, and currently it is showing the ‘Coming Soon’ message to the viewers. Though LG announced that this Android phone will be available in offline stores of several countries in Asia and other key markets from the mid-part of November 2013, but we still don’t know whether it includes the Indian market or not.
Google LG Nexus 5 Key Specs and Price
1. 4.95-inch full-HD IPS display screen
2. 1920*1080 pixels of resolution
3. 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
4. Android 4.4 KitKat Operating System
5. 8MP rear shooter with OIS and 1.3MP front camera (HD)
6. 2GB of RAM
7. 16GB/32GB of Internal Storage
8. 2,300mAh Li-Polymer battery (embedded)
9. GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA+, CDMA/1xRTT/EVDO and LTE
10. 137.84*69.17*8.59mm and 130g
Price: 16GB variant- Rs. 28,999/- (($349 in the US)
32GB variant- Rs. 32,999/- ($399 in the US)
Finally Google Nexus 5 is launched officially, and a long wait has come to an end. It is indeed a high RAM phone that comes up with a very good quad-core processor indeed. The best part is it is having the latest Android KitKat 4.4 OS. However, it includes only 1.3MP front camera which is indeed a large set back, as many were expecting at least 2MP camera at the front.
But we must admit that the buzz around this smartphone is quite solid indeed, and even in India it is trending quite well. It seems it will be able to achieve some great successes on the different part of the world with this launch.