We want to say the Nexus 5 is the worst kept secret in the mobile world, but looking back, almost every major smartphone — iPhone 5s/5c, Galaxy S4, Moto X, Galaxy Note 3, etc. — was heavily leaked before any official announcement. The Nexus 5 is no exception.
In what was either a slip-up or a well-timed leak for publicity, the Nexus 5 (the one that was last seen at a bar in prototype form) popped up on the official Google Play store with a $349/ price tag. The top image is the Nexus 5 and it's g-g-gorgeous.
A lot of smartphones get released every week. The Nexus 4 made a big splash last year because it sold for $299 unlocked. That was unprecedented for a smartphone with pretty decent specs. Needless to say, the Nexus 4 went on to be a big winner. Google and LG are working together again for the new Nexus 5 and it will be a winner, at least in terms of price, too.
Current rumors suggest the Nexus 5 will be stamped from the DNA of the LG G2, a powerhouse smartphone. Rumored tech goods under the hood include a 5-inch display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 2,300mAh battery and a 13-megapixel rear camera. It should also be the first Android smartphone to run Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Nexus 5 is expected to be announced by the end of this month, possibly on October 30.
For $350, who's buying? We're willing to bet the response is going to be overwhelming. Expect the Nexus 5 to sell out fast.