Red Nexus 5 model surfaces in Vietnam

The blurry image of the red Nexus 5 could spur many colourful additions to come.

An image of a red Google Nexus 5 model has surfaced in Vietnam, which could mark the beginning of a multi-coloured range similar to many of Nokia's Lumia handsets. 

According to Vietnamnet, the device spotted in the image is a demo model and will be available to the public in late February or March. The site also claims that a matte yellow model will be released alongside the red version.

While a blurry image displays what appears to be an authentic Nexus 5 in a matte-red exterior, it could just be a product of some clever Photoshopping skills. The authenticity of the photo is questionable and should therefore be taken with a grain of salt. If the photo is indeed legitimate, the red model will join the existing black and white models in the popular Nexus line.

It will be interesting to see if the rumour plays out, and if Nokia will also make fun of Google the same way it cunningly criticised Apple upon their release of the iPhone 5c.  

Source: Vietnamnet via CNET | Image via Vietnamnet

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panacea said,
That is the Nexus 5 with official red bumper case.

Nope, look at the lens. Also the official bumper doesn't curve around the edges its more flat.

benthebear said,
something something copied the Lumia something

Hate to break it to you, phones have even coming in different colors far before windows phone even existed. Sorry if that popped your MS bubble.

It's prob just a Chinese knock off replacement back case. You can get them for most popular phones on eBay.

Because it's a great technical achievement to paint the crap in a different color and, as often happens, call it a limited edition, because, you know, color red is in short supply.

xactly, it should be totally normal that phones come in different colors, but nope, we see news about it.. omg they made it red! such story, very read, wow, much info, important

It might not be very exciting news, but if no one reports the news then the only way to find out that they do a red version is to visit the Play store or see it on the street. Say you just brought a black or white one and then the next day they released a red one because that's your favourite colour, you'd be ah man, I wish I knew a red one was coming out! just sayin.

Nah I would be like.. ok I need a phone, go to shop, pick it by how usable it is, color would be the last thing that I look at.. and even when I finally look at that then I would assume that I could pick it in any color. It just feels like a marketing trick to release phones in different color and make it to "news".

So, who the f cares what color the device is? I mean, is it really news worthy to blah blah about what color the phone is or will be?

Deemon said,
So, who the f cares what color the device is? I mean, is it really news worthy to blah blah about what color the phone is or will be?

Are you serious...I had to stop reading an article about something that would drastically affect my finances so that I could read about this red nexus!!!

Deemon said,
So, who the f cares what color the device is? I mean, is it really news worthy to blah blah about what color the phone is or will be?

They made just as pointless of an article about the champagne colored iPhone 5s.