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Google Nexus 5: Last Major Android Flagship to be Announced for 2013?

Google Nexus 5 coming this November?
Google Nexus 5 coming this November?

Google Nexus 5 Coming this November!

It looks like no tech company is safe from product leakages anymore. Most of the information about Apple’s iPhone 5C and 5S were out on the web weeks ahead of their event. This also happened with Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and even Note 3 launches. Now the same can be said with Google’s flagship vanilla smartphone, the Google Nexus 5. Over the course of the last two months we’ve seen multiple leaks ranging from official press shots, videos, and specifications. We’ve rounded them all up here since we’re just a few days away from the actual product announcement.

Here’s what we know so far:

Competitive Flagship Internals

Based on the leaks we’ve pieced together a rough partial specifications sheet.

Google Nexus 5 Leaked Partial Spec Sheet

  • 2.2GHz Quad-core Processor, Snapdragon 800
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB Internal Storage, non-expandable
  • 5.0-inch 1080p Display, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 8.0-megapixels primary camera
  • 2.0-megapixels secondary camera
  • 3G, HSPA+, LTE
  • WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS/aGPS
  • NFC, Wireless Charging
  • 2,300mAh Battery
  • Android 4.4 Kit Kat

As you can see it’s a pretty good smartphone even if you measure it up against the flagships of other brands. The biggest obvious draw though is that this is a Nexus device which means it will get all the latest Android updates faster than other phones.

PS: We would have loved it if they put a little more juice into the battery. 3,000mAh is the sweet spot. LG nailed that with the LG G2.

There’s a White Version


Due to the massive success of the white Google Nexus 4, they’re simultaneously releasing a white version of the Nexus 5. Makes sense, lol.

It will be more expensive to get in the PH

The Google Nexus 5 is going to sell for $349 on the Google Play Store for the US. Unless you can buy it there you will probably have to shell out much more if you will purchase it through the local distributors here when it gets officially released. Our forecast is that shops like Memo Express will offer this for at least Php22,000, the same pricing strategy they used with the Google Nexus 4.

So that’s all we have so far on the Google Nexus 5. If you skipped the barrage of Android flagships like the Sony Xperia Z1, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy S4, and the LG G2, this is one of the last devices that’s set to be announced for the year.

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.


  1. I think it is going to be good news if the Nexus 5 comes out officially for 22,000 pesos, which means it could be cheaper if bought from online resellers. We’ll just have to wait for the official announcement and hope the specs, particularly the battery department improves.

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