We still don’t know when Google’s Nexus 5 will be released, but recent rumors peg it as launching later this month. That certainly seems appropriate as more and more people are somehow getting their hands on the latest smartphone from Google and LG.
smartphones.sfr.fr recently got its hands on the Nexus 5, and uploaded seven minutes of them playing around with it. Even more exciting than the Nexus 5, however, is getting to see more of Android 4.4, or KitKat. Unfortunately, the build on display here is incredibly early so it’s probably lacking some of the features that are likely to be in the final release.
Still, it’s our best look at the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 yet, and it’s looking really good so far. Like the Nexus 4 before it, the Nexus 5 looks to keep things simple with a nice design that doesn’t try to drastically change the smartphone in any way. It will surely be a hit when it launches later this month (or year), especially if Google is able to keep it at $300.
If you need a refresher, the Nexus 5 is pretty much confirmed to be near identical to the LG G2 in terms of specs. That means the phone will have a 5-inch 1080p display, 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU, a 2300mAh battery, LTE compatibility and NFC.