Google’s formally announced the Nexus 5, available to order in Australia today from $399.
I’ve got to say “formally announced”, because the leaks surrounding the Nexus 5 were massive. It’s fundamentally an LG G2 (which I’m testing right now; review shortly) but with the same “pure” Google Android that’s underpinned the rest of the Nexus line to date.
The Nexus 5 is slightly larger than the Nexus 4 it replaces (the marketing team must have had hellish meetings to decide the new name) with a 4.95″ 1920×1080 445ppi display, 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdraogn 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP OIS rear camera and 1.3MP front camera and a 2,300mAH battery.
Android 4.4 (“KitKat”) is pre-installed, following the usual “Nexus phones get Android upgrades first” rule.
Google’s selling the Nexus 5 in two storage variants. The 16GB model sells for $399 and the 32GB model will set you back $449. No word yet on any in-store or carrier deals, so your only source for the Nexus 5 is Google Play, which means you’ve got to drop an extra $19.95 for delivery.
Source: Google Nexus