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Google Nexus 5 Availability: Carphone Warehouse to offer handset from launch

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Following the phone’s official unveiling, Carphone Warehouse has announced its Google Nexus 5 availability plans, with the retailer to stock the phone from launch.

With the Google Nexus 5 release date confirmed for tomorrow, November 1, high street chain Carphone Warehouse has become the first to announce its intentions to stock the Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5S rival on both pay monthly and SIM-free deals.

While the Google Nexus 5 price has been set at £295 for the SIM-free 16GB option, Carphone Warehouse has announced that it will also offer the handset on a range of pay monthly 3G and 4G tariffs.

What’s more, in an attempt to sugar coat its deals, the retailer has confirmed that the first 1,000 customers to snap up a Nexus 5 on a 4G contract will be rewarded with a free, first-generation, 16GB Google Nexus 7 tablet worth £139.

Partnering the phone with the O2 network, the first Google Nexus 5 deals to be offered by Carphone Warehouse include a £32 per month 3G deal that includes unlimited texts, unlimited calls and a 1GB monthly data allowance. Those after 4G speeds can plump £37 per month to jump to a larger and faster 2GB data allowance.

Google Nexus 5 Specs
An impressive looking handset on paper, the Google Nexus 5 specs sheet sees a range of high-end components make the cut. Manufactured by LG, the Nexus 5 boasts the same 2.26GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor as the LG G2, pairing the CPU with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 graphics.

With a 4.95-inch 1080p Full HD taking pride of place up front, the phone adds an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera with optical image stabilisation options alongside a secondary, 1.3-megapixel forward-facing camera.

With the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC connectivity options being added to by 4G, a feature missing from last year’s Google Nexus 4, the handset has been bestowed with a 2300mAh Lithium-polymer battery which supports wireless charging.

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