Finally the Nexus 5 has been revealed by search engine giant Google, which has been manufactured by LG. It was also announced by Google that it will sell a limited number of the smartphone on the Google Play Store and will price it at $349 for the 16GB unlocked model.
Luckily, this time the Nexus 5 will receive support from all the major carriers in the United States which include Sprint, T-Mobile US and AT&T Mobility. However, disappointingly the smartphone will not be available on Verizon Wireless’ network. This news has been confirmed by Google’s vice-president for Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai.
It has been pointed out by Verge that this is not the first device that Verizon Wireless has denied to launch on its network. Initially, the carrier had denied giving support to the Nexus 7 tablet as well, though it was promised by the career that it would reverse its decision at some point in the future.
Google and LG have both put in a lot of effort in the development and manufacturing of the Nexus 5 which combines highly advanced hardware and software both and is available at almost half the price at which most of the smartphones of such stature are available for.
As the name suggests, it is the fifth edition to the Nexus line of smartphones by Google and it will most likely be available on time for the holiday season. The Nexus smartphone is aimed at providing the users with the original Android experience and is free from any custom add-ons by manufacturers or operators.
The Nexus 5 is powered by the most powerful processor in the market right now, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and features a 5-inch Full HD display. It also features wireless charging, has a primary camera of 8 megapixel and a 1.3 megapixel secondary camera for video conferencing and clicking selfies. It is backed up by a 2300mAh battery which could be a little low for a device of such power. It also has support for NFC.
Starting November 8th, the Nexus 5 will be available with Sprint for $149.99 with a 2-year contract. The smartphone would soon be available with T-Mobile too at a very affordable price.