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Google launches its next-gen flagship smartphone, the Nexus 5

Google has just officially unveiled the all new Nexus 5 Android KitKat based smartphone (NASDAQ:GOOG)

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Oct 31, 2013 6:52 pm

As we reported earlier this morning, Google has just launched its next-gen flagship smartphone, the Nexus 5. The device is manufactured by LG in partnership with Google and features the latest version of Android, KitKat. The Nexus 5 will be available starting today at an MSRP of $349 in the Google Play Store, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.


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As expected, the Nexus 5 features a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, and 2GB of RAM. The display is a full 1080p 4.95-inch IPS LCD with a pixel density of 445ppi. Gorilla Glass 3 from Corning ensures that the screen stay scratch free and will not shatter from small drops. Wireless charging has been built in, and the Nexus 5 sports a 2,300mAh battery for up to 7 hours of continuous LTE internet usage.


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4G LTE, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC handle the wireless connectivity, while a micro-USB, SlimPort, and a 3.5mm audio port handle the wired connections. Internal memory is available in 16GB or 32GB configurations, but it appears that no microSD slot is available. An 8-megapixel rear camera features optical image stabilization, and a 1.3-megapixel front facing shooter rounds things out.


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