In what may be one of the most interesting leaks thus far in the road to the official Nexus 5 announcement, today Google seems to have accidentally confirmed both the Nexus 5's name, appearance, and starting price. The Nexus 5 went live on the Nexus category of Google Play, with the name and starting price of $349. It has since been changed back to show the Nexus 4. 

We've already seen its appearance in a Google KitKat video, later from the FCC, and finally in the leaked service manuals for the LG-D821 variant (which I believe is the EMEA banding variant, LG-D820 will be for the USA), someone also dug up a higher resolution image of the Nexus 5 confirming its appearance. 

So we know some specs (MSM8974 Snapdragon 800, with LTE and likely an 8 MP camera with OIS), and price $349, all we need is an official launch date and announcement. 

Source: @MKBHD, Android Police

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  • Flunk - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    I don't think the Nexus 5 an Nexus 7 are really aimed at the same person. Maybe a Nexus 5 and 10.
  • uhuznaa - Saturday, October 19, 2013 - link

    I have to say that everyone who gets a Nexus 5 and a Nexus 10 instead of jumping at the opportunity to diversify the OS/apps landscape he has access to should return his nerd card... (I have an iPhone and a Nexus 7 and if I'll replace my iPhone with a Nexus 5 I definitely will sell off my Nexus 7 and get an iPad instead, just because).
  • Maxpower27 - Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - link

    That seems like an arrangement that would only really work for one of the few people out there who are totally agnostic about which mobile OS they use. I personally can't stand iOS and its Apple-imposed limitations and I don't see why I should use it just for the sake of diversity. Android is much more useful for me, and since I prefer the OS and am invested in the ecosystem, why should I bother with an iOS device?
  • Nuno Simões - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    Well, that 2" difference means it's got twice the display area. Still, the OS being the same, you do the exact same things, but the real estate makes a huge difference in menial tasks like reading, gaming or web browsing.

    The sad thing is that I know this and still shed a tear when I see a Nexus 5 and look at my old Nexus S. It's more that enough for what I use it for, but "dat N5".
  • Jillxz - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - link

    I don't see a lot of real estate difference in using a large screen phone and the nexus 7 tablet. The tablet is narrow anyway so , I don't won't one . Will stay with the iPads . They have more real estate in whatever position you turn them. Portrait mode or landscape mode , the iPad has more screen space.
  • johnsonx - Friday, October 18, 2013 - link

    I just felt a little shudder from the HP Pre3 sitting on my hip, it knows its days are numbered.
  • trajik78 - Saturday, October 19, 2013 - link

    goodbye HTC One...hello again Nexus...miss my menu button and stock goodness.

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