LG AND GOOGLE INTRODUCE GOOGLE NEXUS 5
Slimmest and Fastest Nexus Arrives in Australia
Sydney, 1st November, 2013 — Following the success of the Nexus 4, LG and Google have partnered once again to deliver the first smartphone to feature the latest Android operating system, Android™ 4.4, KitKat®. Packed with new features, the Nexus 5 is the slimmest and fastest Google Nexus phone to date.
With a stunning 5-inch Full HD IPS display, Nexus 5 boasts an expansive screen for a fantastic visual experience. The lightweight smartphone comes in both 16GB and 32GB and is the perfect combination of powerful performance, functionality, and convenience thanks to LG’s hardware and the best of Google’s software and services.
“LG and Google’s first collaboration, the Nexus 4, delivered significant sales in the region so we’re excited to be partnering with Google once again to build on this success,” said Lambro Skropidis, Marketing General Manager for LG Electronics Australia. “Nexus 5 offers ground-breaking functionality in a modern design, and is a testament to the level of innovation that can be generated when two companies such as LG and Google come together for a second time.”
“We’re excited to collaborate with LG on a new Nexus device,” said Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President of Android, Chrome, and Apps at Google. “Google Nexus 5 is the slimmest and fastest Nexus phone to date and puts the latest platform innovations of Android 4.4, KitKat, right in the hands of consumers.”
Capturing the Moments that Matter
The Nexus 5 camera features LG Innotek’s acclaimed optical image stabiliser technology, which was first introduced in LG products, and the new LG G2. The Nexus 5 features an 8MP camera with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) for taking video and images with less blur than non OIS enabled phones. Nexus 5 also includes Photo Sphere making it easy to capture a series of images and turn them into a 360-degree experience. The device can also now create Auto Awesome photos and movies from the content in your library to share with friends and family via Google. Additionally, the improved HDR+ mode in the Nexus 5 captures a burst of shots and applies computational photography to intelligently fuse these images together into one perfect photo with a greater range of shadows and light culled from the multiple exposure and colour data.
Packed with Power & Speed
Nexus 5 is the world’s first phone running Android 4.4, KitKat, offering the power of Google in a thin and lightweight device that retains a solid and reassuring feel. With a blazing fast SnapdragonTM 800 processor and 4G (LTE) network capability, Nexus 5 also boasts a 445 ppi Full HD IPS display with advanced in-cell touch technology that enables smooth touch recognition, bright outdoor visibility, and clear and crisp images. This set of features is packaged into a sleek, modern design that leaves no doubt that this is Google’s premium smartphone.
Best of Google
Android 4.4 is fast, powerful, and simple to use. The new contact dialer system automatically suggests contacts the more frequent you call them whilst Google Caller ID matches an incoming phone number to a business even if that number isn’t stored within the contact list. Furthermore, users can send and receive text messages directly from Hangouts, and Hangouts for Android now supports location sharing.
With Gmail, Chrome, Calendar, Maps, Drive, and Hangouts, Nexus 5 helps users manage their day-to-day lives with familiar, easy-to-use applications. With Google Now, initiating a voice search is as simple as saying “Ok, Google,” and with more than one million apps and games, plus movies, books, and music on Google Play, it’s easier than ever to find what you’re looking for.
Further information on the retail launch date, operator partner, pricing and sales channels will follow on completion of local network testing.
> Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 with 2.26GHz Quad-Core Krait CPU
> Operating System: Android™ 4.4, KitKat®
> Display: 5-inch Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080 pixels)
> Network: GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA+, LTE
> Memory: 32GB / 16GB Online (retail 16GB)
> RAM: 2GB
> Camera: Rear 8.0MP with OIS / Front 1.3MP HD
> Battery: 2,300mAh Li-Polymer (embedded)
> Size: 137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59mm
> Weight: 130g
> Others: Wireless charging, NFC
> Colours: Black/white
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The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a global leader and innovator in mobile communications. With its innovative technologies and designs, LG continues to establish a number of benchmarks in the smartphone market, while also helping create a better lifestyle for consumers by delivering a wholly enhanced smartphone experience. As a leader in 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technologies, LG continues its commitment to developing groundbreaking LTE technologies and fulfilling consumer demands with differentiated LTE devices.
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