Along side Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest version of Android mobile operating system, the internet search giant Google also announced the launch of its 5th generation Nexus 5 smartphone yesterday. According to the company, the smartphone is now available in major international markets via Google Play stores, and the company has mentioned that it will be heading soon to the Indian market.

Google Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5

On the specification front, the new Nexus 5 sports a 4.95-inch LCD screen with Full HD (1080p) resolution and protected by Gorilla Glass 3 panel. It is powered by 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor paired with 2GB RAM and runs on Android 4.4 kitKat.

The Nexus 5 also includes 1.3MP front shooter and 8MP rear camera with LED flash support as well as optical image stabilization, 1/3.2-inch sensor and f/2.4 aperture. Its connectivity suite consists of 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and LE, NFC and microUSB. Powered by a 2,300mAh battery, this device has wireless charging and will cost $349 in the US market without contract.

The company has revealed that it will be available in 16GB and 32GB variants, and if the pricing given in Google Play listing is authentic, it will charge INR Rs.28,999 and INR Rs.32,999 for the 16 and 32GB variants to the Indian customers. This price bracket for the top-end handset is much lower than that of corresponding models by the likes of Apple, Samsung, HTC, Sony and LG.

Google has partnered with LG to introduce this new Nexus 5 smartphone and the duo have used plastic shell with a silky texture instead of glass body in existing Nexus 4, which is said to have soft touch matte finish similar to that of Nexus 7 tablet.