About a week ago the folks at Google have briefly listed the Nexus 5 in Play Store, then pulled the page back down soon after. The same happened with WIND Mobile Canadian carrier who recently posted a pre-registration page for the highly-anticipated Nexus 5.
Of course, WIND Mobile’s Nexus 5 pre-registration page is no longer available, but it’s interesting that it describes the smartphone as “Google Nexus 5. The smart, new phone made to capture the moments that matter,” which checks with Vic Gundotra’s #momentsthatmatter hashtag used for teasing yesterday’s “Morning with Google+” event.
For the time being we can’t know for sure whether the guys at WIND Mobile just wanted to tease the Nexus 5 or one of their employees mistakenly posted the page before the official release date.
Moreover, the WIND Mobile Nexus 5 pre-registration page also revealed the smartphone’s technical specifications, which confirm most of the rumors that made the headlines over the past couple of months. According to the aforementioned page the Nexus 5 will come with a 4.95-inch screen with 1920×1080 resolution (445 ppi) and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 8 MP primary camera with OIS (optical image stabilization) and 1.3 MP user-facing camera, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor at 2.3 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, and 16/32 GB storage.
WIND Mobile also mentioned that the Nexus 5 will be 137.84 mm tall, 69.17 mm wide, and 8.59 mm thin, that will weigh 130 grams, and that it will run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. The Nexus 5 connectivity features listed by the pre-registration page include Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ncNFC (Android Beam) / Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB SlimPort, 3.5 mm audio jack, and dual mic.
What’s really hard to tell right now is whether this is a confirmation for the Nexus 5 technical specifications or just WIND Mobile gathering all the rumors that surfaced over the past weeks and listed them as official.
Since Google failed to announce the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat at yesterday’s event, we are now left wondering when will the smartphone actually see the light of day. Hopefully, the rumors are true and the device will be introduced by the end of the month.