Oh Google, Just Announce the Nexus 5 Already

Accidental listing on Google's online store shows $350 price tag.

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Just when you thought the Nexus 5 couldn’t be any worse-kept of a secret, it turns out Google accidentally listed the phone in its online store.

The listing is down now, of course. But Engadget snagged one key detail: $350 for a 16 GB model, presumably unlocked. That’d be the same price as last year’s 16 GB Nexus 4. (An 8 GB Nexus 4 was also available last year for $300, but the Nexus 5 will have a 32 GB option, probably for $400.)

As for other specs, we’re looking at a 4.95-inch 1080p display, 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.2-megapixel front facing camera and 4G LTE. Those are some nice specs for a little over half the price of a typical unlocked device, and it’ll run pure Android, presumably the upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat.

Between the leaked videos, service manuals and countless other rumors, we know pretty much everything about the Nexus 5. All we need is for Google to admit that it exists, and let people buy it.


This "mistake" was a PR leak to shut up the people claiming there will be a re-release of last year's Nexus 4 to take the "low end" pricing and that this year's Nexus 5 would be priced up to $500. This brief "accidental" Google Play posting was Google's way of saying STFU on both ridiculous rumors.

$349 for 16GB Nexus 5 is actually the same price for 16GB as last year's Nexus 4 -- but with 5" 1080p, smaller body, Snapdragon 800, multiple LTE bands, pentaband HSPA+, CDMA (for "North America" version of the Nexus 5), and 8MP OIS camera.

So, if the 16GB is still $349, then the new 32GB will probably be $399?


Accidental? It's called Teasing fans in Marketing terms. There is no "Accident" in this, it was "Intention of teasing".