The Nexus 5 has been essentially photographed from all angles, been torn down, taken out for drinks at a bar and had a how to guide on servicing leaked and so the only real questions remain are ‘how much’ and ‘when’?
According to AndroidGeeks, the Nexus 5 will take the same path as the updated Nexus 7 in launching at a slightly higher price point. With the leaked Service Manual confirming 16GB and 32GB options, the rumour is that pricing will start at US$399 for the 16GB model and go up to US$449 for a 32GB model.
The other rumour being floated is that Google will finally release an official LTE version of the Nexus 4. While the Nexus 4 actually shared a lot of the internal componentry of the LTE enabled LG Optimus G, it did not actually come with any LTE Amplifiers included rendering the included LTE Radio inside the Nexus 4 useless. Band 2 LTE was found to work on the Nexus 4 in the US, albeit with a little tinkering but official support was never forthcoming and that could be about to change with AndroidGeeks also advising that the LTE enabled Nexus 4 will begin selling for US$299 for a 16GB version and an upgraded 32GB LTE enabled Nexus 4 will sell for US$349.
It’s rumour and conjecture at this point, the rumoured October 14th and 15th launch dates have come and gone and still there’s no official word from Mountain View. If this rumoured pricing is to be believed, we could be looking around the AU$449 mark for the 16GB version and AU$500 for the 32GB version of the Nexus 5, with the specs that are rumoured, I believe the phrase is ‘Shutup and take my money!!’
Will you pay these prices for a Nexus 5, or would you prefer an LTE enabled Nexus 4?