Google and LG Electronics on Friday unveiled their new Nexus 5 smartphone, which runs on the latest Android OS nicknamed "KitKat."
The phone will partly function as a benchmark for app developers to measure the new OS's popularity.
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt visited Korea last week to meet executives at LG's mobile communications business division and discussed how to market the Nexus 5 and other joint projects.
The Nexus 5 features some of the functions that are found on LG's latest G2 smartphone and comes with a five-inch screen.
It was launched initially in 10 countries including Korea, Germany, Japan and the U.S. via Google Play, the company's online app and contents vendor. It costs W459,000 (US$1=W1,061) for the 16GB model and W519,000 for the 32GB version.