Earlier this month, there was talk of the Nexus 5 becoming available in multiple colors. The photos themselves weren't the best quality, but that hasn't quelled talk that we'll see a Nexus 5 in a color other than black or white.
The latest rumors say we'll see a red Nexus 5 next week. Word comes via Android Central which obtained a photograph of what looks like Sprint's employee's computer screen. The screen displays information about the arrival of a red Nexus 5. Apparently slated for a February 4 release, Sprint warns staff that the phone is sold via Google Play without a UICC card (SIM card) and that customers with the device will need a 4G LTE Sprint SIM to activate service.
Of course, Google hasn't confirmed whether or not there will be another version of the Nexus 5 in any color, but now is the right time if the company does plan to release alternative colors. The Nexus 5 is still relatively new, having launched October 31, so a Nexus 6 is still the better part of a year away. Releasing fresh colors now caters to those who are still on the fence, as opposed to later in the year, when the majority of people who wanted a Nexus 5 probably already have one, and many shoppers are holding off in case a new model drops.