Jan 31 AT 3:47 PM Alex Wagner 10 Comments

Red Nexus 5 leaks again, this time in press image form


Just in case you weren’t going to survive until the red Nexus 5′s purported Feb. 4 launch without getting another peek at the device, the rumor mill is happy to whet your appetite.

A new press image of the crimson-hued N5 has been posted by @evleaks, giving us our clearest look at the phone yet. As expected, the red Nexus 5 is pretty similar to the white Nexus 5, but it’s just red instead of white. The rear and sides of the device are covered in red paint, as is the earpiece resting above its display.

The red Nexus 5 has gone from non-existent to heavily-leaked in the span of just a few days. First we got a peek at the device’s packaging and the phone itself in the wild, and then yesterday an image of Sprint’s internal systems showed that the red N5 could be slated to hit the Google Play Store’s virtual shelves as soon as Feb. 4. That’s next Tuesday for those that are curious.

We’ve yet to get any details on how much the red Nexus 5 will cost when it does arrive, but it seems likely that it’ll be priced in a manner similar to that of the black and white Nexus 5s. Those devices are currently selling for $349 or $399, depending on whether you want 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage.

So now that we’ve gotten a clear look at the red Nexus 5, who’s planning on buying a unit next week?

Source: @evleaks

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  • Nate B.

    I’ll never really see why they launch different colors of the same device later on. Valentines Day? Just do it all from the start. I don’t think the red earpiece looks all that nice on this. You would think it would since it’s red on black, but that’s a vibrant red there. Maybe better in person? Overall look is nice still though. I think they should have had their Google colors as color options beside the all black and storm trooper look from the get go, and have colored backs with white fronts as well.

    • mattcoz

      It’s much easier and cheaper to satisfy early demand with fewer options, and releasing new colors has long been an effective strategy to boost waning sales later on in a product’s lifecycle.

  • Leslie Knope, Pawnee

    Dunno, bit i think its looks terrible

  • redraider133

    Wish they would just launch these colors all at once. Moto does this all the time especially for Verizon making special red variants for valentines day. Just release them all from the start!

  • tp

    I don’t get it. Here I am using my white n5 inside an official nexus case, which is red. Can’t see the bother in having different coloured backs of phones

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  • Ippai

    People ask why, I ask why not ?
    I mean if you’ve already purchased the phone just ignore this and let the people who haven’t get a larger choice.
    People always need to complain sigh.

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  • mark

    My only concerned is that….why the casing of nexus 5 is not available in Saudi Arabia, especially here in Riyadh?

  • mark

    When is the casing available in Riyadh? Thank you.