It’s all confirmed now. The Nexus 5 has released on Google Play store today. A few minutes ago, Google has added the smartphone in the Devices section of the Google Play store. It’s also on sale in the United States with a base price of $349, and the shipment will be kicked off on Monday.
Nexus 5 is available for purchase in two variants: 16 and 32GB of internal memory for storage (the latter at $399), and there’re two colors to choose from for the back of the body: black and white.
Both the design and specifications are those already seen in the data sheet over the past few weeks. The next-gen Nexus boasts a 5-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080 pixels at 445 ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology, a 2.3 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 8-megapixel camera with Optical Image Stabilization on the back and 1.3-megapixel front facing sensor.
In connectivity options, it incorporates all modern technologies including Wi-Fi, 4G-LTE, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 while other sensors include accelerometer, GPS, compass, ambient light sensor, proximity, gyroscope, and pressure. The device sports a 2300 mAh battery with native support for wireless charging, which keeps the phone turned on up to 7 hours on LTE, up to 8.5 hours on Wi-Fi and 17 hours on calls. The dimensions of the device are 69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm while the weight is 130 grams.
Of course, Android 4.4 KitKat has also made its official debut along with the Nexus 5, announced in early September by Google. The platform update for the Nexus line of devices and Google edition of Galaxy S4 and HTC One seems imminent and may arrive in next few days.
More of the above, Google Play store is also offering protective shells for the phone for $29.99, which are available in four colors: black, gray, red and yellow.