Images of Google’s new Nexus 5 briefly appeared on the official Play store, giving us a sneak peek of how the new OS Android KitKat will look and the phone’s updated camera. The listing also says that the Nexus 5 will indeed be called the Nexus 5 and that it’ll cost $349.
Google accidentally leaked some pictures of the Nexus 5 last month, but even more information about the handset made a fleeting visit to the official Play store before being taken down. Publicity stunt, joke, accident? Whatever the cause, these new deets are sure to get the techosphere riling with excitement for Google’s latest phone.
The pictures weren’t up for long but a few blogs and magazines were were able to get screenshots of the handset.
Some thought glimpses of the phone were shown during Google’s KitKat OS teaser video because one of Google’s employees was spotted with a device sporting a Google Nexus logo, but it was still pretty uncertain what the device was. I guess now we know!
The phone has dropped its shiny glossy heritage in favour of a matte finish and a pretty big camera lens. A new breed of Google devices.
So yeah, Google conveniently took the item off the Play Store once enough rumours and hype had been growing online. Clever advertising, eh?
We’re looking forward to seeing how Apple and Samsung react to this super cheap but high performance phone.