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Nexus 5 Appears in Google Play Store

By - Source: via Engadget | B 16 comments

Even Google can't keep the Nexus 5 a secret anymore.

Google is still keeping us in the dark with regard to the upcoming Nexus 5 handset. Though the company has yet to confirm the product's existence, the device has been well leaked. We've seen everything from FCC documents to walk through videos and now Google itself is leaking information. Today, the phone was spotted on the Play Store.

Google has since pulled the listing but not before it was spotted by numerous people online, including the folks over at Engadget. It seems the phone was only showing up for some people and not others. The listing in question didn't offer any more information on the phone itself, though we have more than enough information on the phone's hardware from previous leaks.

Previous reports have mentioned a screen measuring five inches as well as talk of a Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2GB of RAM and, of course, Android KitKat. Thanks to leaked specs from last week, we now know that the Nexus 5 will pack a 4.95-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS display, the aforementioned quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor (clocked to 2.3GHz), 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera with a 1.3-megapixel lens up front, the same OIS present on LG's G2, a 2300mAh battery, up to 32 GB of storage, and support for CDMA, GSM, WCDMA, and LTE. Rumors this week pointed to an October 28 unveiling so we don't have long to wait before we see the Nexus 5 for real.

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    JD88 , October 19, 2013 7:45 AM
    The point is it costs $349 when everything else is over $600. No bloatware, stock Android, updates as soon as they are released.
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    nickul , October 19, 2013 6:23 AM
    strangely, GSMArena reports 3 GB of RAM..
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    soldier44 , October 19, 2013 7:18 AM
    I don't see the draw to this phone, when other high end android phones like the Note 3 and LG G2 equal it in specs or surpass it? Its not even a 5 inch screen and only a 8mp camera...Its ok I guess if your current phone is over a year old but otherwise I don't see the draw to it?
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    Elmer Rubio , October 19, 2013 7:23 AM
    8mp has nothing to do with how great the camera is. I will admit that the nexus 4 has an awful camera and horrible battery life, and I do hope they change that around with the nexus 5.
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    JD88 , October 19, 2013 7:45 AM
    The point is it costs $349 when everything else is over $600. No bloatware, stock Android, updates as soon as they are released.
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    bombebomb , October 19, 2013 8:02 AM
    @soldier44 the price for that phone is dirt cheap compared to anyone else. Instant android updates, stock android, $300 (or $350). This phone is a steal
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    user 18 , October 19, 2013 8:43 AM
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    8mp has nothing to do with how great the camera is. I will admit that the nexus 4 has an awful camera and horrible battery life, and I do hope they change that around with the nexus 5.


    Not sure what you're doing with the Nexus 4 if you're saying it's got horrible battery life. Mine lasts me all day without even breaking a sweat.
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    faximusy , October 19, 2013 9:04 AM
    If there is also the OIS, this phone will be mine as soon as possible. It's really similar to the LG G2, but the price is more lovely.
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    JD88 , October 19, 2013 11:22 AM
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    There is no indication they will price is near the Nexus 4 so far.

    Nexus 4 was garbage that's why the price was so low. It was cheaper than other phones because it was an inferior phone.

    This is closer to the competition's current releases, so interesting to see if Google keeps the price the same as old Nexus 4, or wants to have similar margins as Nexus 4.


    Aside from lack of LTE and a modest camera, I'm not sure what made the Nexus 4 "garbage." It had build quality as good as any other phone and top of the line specs when it was released.

    The price was leaked on Google Play for $349. Not sure why this article didn't state that point.
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    killerclick , October 19, 2013 4:38 PM
    Many places do not have LTE. Most people don't have data plans that make LTE useful in any sense. Being able to stream two 1080p videos simultaneously is too slow? Poor baby.

    Most people do not want to keep movies and multigigabyte games on their phones which is why a lot of people simply don't need removable storage. Proof? Sales of iDevices.
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    southernshark , October 19, 2013 8:13 PM
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    I hate to be that one guy, and I do understand that ads pay for this website, but on my mobile device, these ads very iintrusive. Im talking about the one that takes up your whole screen.
    It's a bit better on Firefox with ad blocker running. On Chrome its terrible, I agree. Now back on topic. I am writing this on a Nexus 4.... garbage ? Hardly. It's a nice neat phone at a reasonable price. I don't do contracts and paying 600 dollars for something I may not keep that long isn't appealing. As for the new phone, it does not entice me to upgrade. Its going to need to offer a bit more ummph. But I am looking forward to the Nexus (6?).

    My largest complaint with the phone is the horrible speakers and some of the quirkiness of it (such as the proximity sensor which tends to detect my thumb but not my pocket...). Then there is the shatter back....I really wish they would work on those thngs. Still it will likely be another year before I buy another phone.
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    g-unit1111 , October 19, 2013 9:18 PM
    Personal attacks and infighting removed. Stop it or there will be more bans and deletes issued. - G
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    JOSHSKORN , October 20, 2013 1:13 AM
    I was thinking of upgrading...then I saw the (lack of) battery life in comparison with my DROID RAZR MAXX. No thanks.
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    rexter , October 21, 2013 1:21 PM
    Anyone who say that the Nexus 5 is weak then you guys haven't seen what they did at the dark side of the moon. One of these baby have enough computing power to make a Spaceship flies when used with a Universal Systematic Binding cable. As long as it's fully charge before it is used. If you guys doubt me then the link below will prove that.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziVpqh9UXmI


    :) 

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    Sam arora , January 12, 2014 2:56 AM
    The main point of buying a Nexus is its great specs at a minimal price. Love this quality by Google in its devices. <a href="http://nexus6o.com">Google</a> keep coming with such wonderful devices. (Y) :)