It has been rumored for a while now that the folks at Google and LG will soon introduce at least one more color option for the highly-appreciated Nexus 5. According to reports in the industry, a Red Nexus 5 could be launched soon, followed by a yellow variant.
After we’ve seen the Red Nexus 5 retail packaging laying in one of LG’s warehouses somewhere in the UK, now we hear some details about the terminal’s release date. According to a picture received by the folks at Android Police from an anonymous tipster, the new smartphone will be launched on February 4 in Google Play Store. The information was extracted from a Sprint internal document that “seeks to remind employees they are to provide customers with the necessary UICC SIM cards for these devices from Google Play at no charge.”
The said note also suggests that Sprint won’t sell the red model in their stores, which isn’t surprising at all given that neither Sprint nor T-Mobile sell the white Nexus 5. It looks like the document only wants to make sure that the Sprint employees will not be thrown off by the new color.
Aside of the color, the Red Nexus 5 will be identical with the White and Black models when in terms of technical specifications. For those of you needing a refresher, the Nexus 5 arrives with 1080p 5-inch True HD IPS+ screen with 445 ppi, Snapdragon 800 chipset with four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.26 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU, 2 GB RAM, 16/32 GB of internal storage, and 8 MP rear-facing camera with full HD video recording support.
In terms of connectivity, the smartphone co-developed by Google and LG brings LTE, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB 2.0. The Nexus 5 was introduced in October 2013 running Android 4.4 KitKat and it has since been updated to Android 4.4.2, which is the latest Android version.
Summing up, it seems that rumors saying that the Red Nexus 5 will hit the market in time for Valentine’s day were true after all. Are you buying one?