When the Nexus 5 launches later this year, its price may start at $299 off-contract, according to a new report. An article from PhoneArena citing an anonymous tipster claims the device will come in two different models, a cheaper 16GB version with a 2300mAh battery, and a more expensive model with 32GB of storage and a 3000mAh battery for $399.
A leaked service manual for the Nexus 5 that surfaced online over the weekend indicated Google would only offer one version of the handset, equipped with 32GB of memory and a 2300mAh battery. The news led many to complain that the highly-anticipated handset could be hampered by a weak power source, but now it looks like Google may offer not just more internal memory but also improved battery life for customers willing to pay an extra $100.
The Nexus 5 will allegedly come equipped with a 4.95-inch 1080p Display, 2GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, NFC, wireless charging capability, and run Android 4.4 KitKat OS.
We still don’t know when Google will officially announce the Nexus 5, but multiple reports point to an October launch, with some claiming the news could come as soon as next week. Stay tuned.