Nexus 5 shows up in Google Play store for $349

 

Google’s Nexus line of phones have traditionally offered a great value on new hardware and that’s exactly what the Nexus 5 appears to be, according to the Google Play store. In what can only be considered an accidental reveal, the Nexus 5 is showing up on the Google Play Store along side the Nexus 7 and 10.

Not much can be noted from the image but it does look like for $349 you can get a Nexus 5, in black, with 16GB of memory. The memory is noted from the URL slug.

Seeing as the Nexus 5 is already in the store, it would makes sense that Google will be announcing the phone very soon, likely tomorrow.

[Update] Looks like the phone may have been pulled already, thankfully, we got a screenshot of the device.

Source: Google Play

Thanks for the tip Ben!

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If Google is indeed ready to release the Nexus 5, then I would not at all be surprised if they are not waiting until Monday, the 21st, or Tuesday, the 22nd, to steal some of the thunder from the Nokia and Apple news that would be hitting Tuesday. Of course, they could be waiting to see what will come out of Nokia and Apple with the idea of adjusting pricing based on what those guys announce.

I think from the leaked FCC docs it supports Sprint's bands. Whether or not that's true or enabled by default on the Play Store version will remain to be seen (as Google itself has said nothing about this product yet).

Did any catch the specs, is it going to have expandable memory? Only reason I did not go for Nexus 4 was that I need 64GB (I have about 20GB of music, so 32GB is cutting it fine considering some games can be 2GB these days)...

DrScouse said,
Swap the $ for a £ and we'll have the UK price!

The price in dollars is the same as the nexus 4 launch, if i recall correctly the uk price last time was £269.

Looks an awesome phone, however presuming my Galaxy Nexus gets the 4.4 update i see no reason to upgrade from that yet. 4g will not be available up here for at least another year, which would be my main reason to upgrade.

ACTIONpack said,
Too bad I can't put a good OS like WP8.1!

But this phone does not have everyone's favourite Bing Search button. I would pay you to see how you operate that OS.

InsaneNutter said,

That would be a waste, no apps exist to take full advantage of the hardware.

You mean no viruses to eat through your cpu cycles.

Hello,

ACTIONpack said,
Too bad I can't put a good OS like WP8.1!

All mobile OSs, if we like it or not, have their good and bad. Please dont feed the flame.

AsherGZ said,

You mean no viruses to eat through your cpu cycles.

With freedom comes responsibility, just like with Windows i'm careful about what I install...

If it's available for Verizon, I might give it a try. Aside from an S3, I haven't spent much time with a modern Android version. After being a die hard Apple fan since the beginning, I feel like the Nexus 5 might finally offer the same quality in an OS and design. But, it'll probably end up being an AT&T/GSM exclusive like always.

tsupersonic said,
Compared to unlocked flagship smartphones (like the Samsung S4, HTC One, iPhone, etc.), this is a steal for an unlocked phone.

exactly. Twice as much otherwise thru a carrier

FL4T said,
How so? I paid 350 plus tax/shipping for the Nexus 4 (16 GB) on release date.

That was not through a carrier. Unsubsidized via carrier, the N4 would of been 600+. The N5 would be more than that. Or you would be locked in a 2yr plan. So buying via google at the 350 price is MUCH cheaper. And depending on what carrier and any deals they may be having, could be cheaper.

Edited by techbeck, Oct 18 2013, 2:02am :

mrp04 said,
$350 for 16GB? Slowly increasing the price back to normal smartphone levels I guess.

..or exactly the same as the N4. So no change then.

techbeck said,

That was not through a carrier. Unsubsidized via carrier, the N4 would of been 600+. The N5 would be more than that. Or you would be locked in a 2yr plan. So buying via google at the 350 price is MUCH cheaper. And depending on what carrier and any deals they may be having, could be cheaper.

What are you talking about? I wasn't replying to you.

FL4T said,
How so? I paid 350 plus tax/shipping for the Nexus 4 (16 GB) on release date.

16GB was the high storage space model. The base model was $350.

It's been pulled! I'm not interested in the Nexus 5 but I want to see what Android Kit-Kat 4.4 brings, besides what's been leaked.

The phone looks very nice though!

Unfortunately, its anything but a lens cover! Such stunning cameras on phones these days, but the optics are never protected.. Even case options that offer lens protection are practically non existent...