Google Nexus 5 announced and on sale tomorrow!

Google reveals official specifications and price for its new flagship smartphone

We all knew it was coming, and now we have official confirmation: the Google Nexus 5, running Android 4.4 KitKat, will be available from tomorrow, priced at £295 SIM free or from £32 a month on contract.

Retailer Carphone Warehouse just sent through the first official press release for the phone, revealing the specs and features in full. And soon after, Google showed off the phone to press at its California headquarters.

5in screen, wireless charging and quad-core processor

The Nexus 5 is powered by a 2.26GHz, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and Adreno 330 GPU, backed up by 2GB of RAM. It sports a 4.95in 1080p screen with a pixel density of 445ppi, weighs 130g and is 8.6mm thick.

There’s 4G LTE support (a first for a Google Nexus phone), as well as an 8MP rear camera with optical image stabilisation and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. 16GB and 32GB storage options are available, and the 2300mAh battery gives a quoted talk time of 17 hours and standby time of up to 300 hours. Wireless charging capabilities are built-in.

Connectivity-wise, there’s microUSB, SlimPort compatibility, a 3.5mm jack, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi.

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Available from £32 a month or £295 SIM free

At Carphone Warehouse, you can buy the Nexus 5 SIM free from £295 (we imagine this is for the 16GB version – the 32GB price is TBC), from £32 per month on an O2 3G plan (1GB of data, unlimited calls and texts) or £37 per month on an O2 4G plan (2GB of data, unlimited calls and texts).

UPDATE: It's now up at the Google Play Store, priced at £299 for the 16GB version and £339 for the 32GB version. Black and white colour finishes available. Shipping in 1-2 business days.