Thursday , April 27 2017

Rumour: Nexus 5 to come in Red and Yellow colour options soon?

Red Nexus 5
Yesterday a website put up a slideshow of a supposed ‘leak’ of the Google Play store showing new colour options for the Nexus 5, while those pictures appeared to be quite fake and poorly rendered; today we see a picture of a Red Nexus 5 apparently hanging out in the wilds of Vietnam and it’s apparently not alone with sources indicating a yellow version could be on the way as well.

The Red and Yellow options fit perfectly with the Google’s colour choices for their accessories on the Nexus 7 sleeve as well as the Nexus 5 Bumper case.

There is precedent for extra colour options of Nexus devices being released to market after the initial release with Google releasing the white Nexus 4 almost 6 months after the initial release of the black version. The White Nexus 4 was made available exclusively in Australia through retailer Harvey Norman, but with expanded retail availability of the Nexus 5 this year, they could show up in other stores.

The colour variants are expected to hit the market in February/March at least in Vietnam, with international expansion soon to follow. A bright red or yellow phone may not be my particular cup of tea, but it would certainly be some peoples choice and more options are always good for consumers. The next question is when can we get them.

Would you purchase a Yellow or Red Nexus 5?

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Source: Webtrek, and
Via: GSMArena.

Daniel Tyson   Editor at large

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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  • linh

    Doesn’t look appealing to me….

    Interested in the texture of the back though.

  • Greg

    That’s a cover, right. The Google covers decrease the camera bulge to almost nothing and replicate the nexus logo. Like that picture.

    • whispy_snippet

      Not a cover. The Nexus 5 covers have more squared off edges.

    • opt

      That doesn’t look like a case, but it could be one of those vinyl stickers (e.g slickwraps, dbrand etc)

  • whispy_snippet

    Red or yellow would both be awesome.

  • phill360

    I would love to see a Blue version

  • toast

    The back of a white nexus clips off pretty easily. Just sell the back for 10 bucks and I’ll be happy.

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