Google Play Store Lists Nexus 5 Smartphone For $349

It appears the rumored October 28th launch date for Android 4.4 (Kitkat) and Nexus 5 could be true! The 16GB Nexus 5 has been listed on the Google Play Store, with a price of $349! nexus-5-pricing

The page was pulled over the weekend, but it was already too late as a number of sites like Android Authority were able to take screen shots and report the slip. With the Nexus 5 16GB running $349 we can assume that the 32GB version will be $399 or higher. What else has leaked out about the Google Nexus 5 in recent weeks?

Google Nexus 5

Images of the upcoming smartphone’s retail packaging were posted on a Korean site named UnderKG. The purported images show both a white and dark grey or black version for the Nexus 5.

Nexus 5 retail packaging

This comes on top of the hardware and software specifications that leaked on the Nexus 5 smartphone when a service manual published earlier this month by Android Police. That document was quickly removed after LG requested it to be removed, so it is likely real.

Leaked Google Nexus 5 Specifications:

  • 4.95-inch 1080p display (IPS TFT for those interested)
  • 32GB internal storage  (other capacities not specified)
  • 2GB RAM
  • MSM8974 aka Snapdragon 800 at 2.3GHz
  • 8MP OIS rear camera, 1.3MP front camera
  • 2300mAh battery
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity/Ambient Light, Pressure
  • Slimport compatibility
  • Micro SIM slot
  • Notification light
  • Wireless charging
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • UMTS/GSM/CDMA/LTE compatibility

The Nexus 5 is expected to launch a week from now, but as you can see the specifications, pricing, retail packaging and even the color options have already been leaked! Will Google have any more surprises in store for the actual launch?