Google’s next-generation Nexus smartphone is almost certainly going to be built by LG, feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, full HD screen, and 8MP camera, among other things.
In fact, while neither Google nor LG have announced the new device yet, about the only things we don’t know for certain are the price and launch date.
Now we might have a few new clues about those.
Japanese retailer Gekko & Co has posted a product page for the Google Nexus 5 with an estimated ship date of November 14th and pre-orders that start today.
I’d take that with a big grain of salt, since the product page (as seen through Google Translate” has some rather unprofessional sounding language discussing how Gekko & Co isn’t well known to individuals, but suggesting the company is familiar to industry types… if the store feels the need to spell that out, that I kind of question whether it’s true.
Elsewhere in Nexus 5
news leaks, Phone Arena received an anonymous tip suggesting that Google would keep the $299 starting price for its next-gen smartphone. That’s the same price that the company charged for the Nexus 4 when that phone launched in 2012.
But the new Nexus 5 will have a faster CPU, bigger screen, better camera, and 16GB of storage, rather than 8GB. It’s also expected to have a 2300mAh battery.
According to Phone Arena, Google will offer a second model with 32GB of storage and a larger 3000mAh battery, but that model will cost $399.
Those prices are lower than those mentioned in the Gekko & Co product listing, but it’s likely that the phones would be cheaper in the States than Japan.
That’s still a pretty great price for an unlocked phone with those specs, but if you don’t need the extra storage or battery life, the $299 model may be one of the best bargains around… if the rumors are true.
They might not be — but with the amount of information about the Google Nexus 5 floating around, it probably won’t be long before we see an official announcement.
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I’m glad to see that it looks like 32GB storage version is increasingly likely. As much as I would like to see a higher capacity battery option, I’m skeptical about that given the leaked LG service manual made no mention of it. Prices also seem mostly in-line with previous Nexus prices, which is good.
I just can’t get myself to buy an LG product. I don’t know if it is the pac-man logo or the Lucky Goldstar roots. If the prices are true this would be great! Putting pressure on Samsung pricing is a good thing. I still wish there was such a thing as a Nexus device with a replaceable battery. It matters to some of us.
there is nothing wrong with LG’s hardware. their problem has ALWAYS been their software. they make an awesome phone with TERRIBLE dev support. but if you have google doing the software and LG doing the hardware that is a winning combination. i have a g2x and the software is terrible! i would never buy LG directly again because of that. but as a nexus device, i’m all for it.
“Those prices are higher than those mentioned in the Gekko & Co product listing”,
Do you mean lower?
Yes. Yes I do.
I’m still desperately waiting for Google to send out invites
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