16GB Nexus 5 briefly listed on the Play Store with a $349 price (Update)

by: Chris SmithOctober 17, 2013

Nexus 5 press image

The 16GB Nexus 5 has been listed on the Google Play Store, with a price of $349 – most likely Google has published the page accidentally, and will soon be gone.


A tipster sent the information in to Android Police and we have been able to verify the information by going to the Google Play Store link provided (most likely a placeholder page for the Nexus 5: https://play.google.com/store/devices/collection/web_home_5000005_nexusUS), where we found the handset in all its tiny glory.

Here’s the description of the Nexus 5 according to Google:

[quote qtext=”Nexus 5

Capture the everyday and the epic in fresh new ways. Starting at $349.” qperson=”” qsource=”” qposition=”center”]

It’s not immediately clear that we’re looking at the 16GB model that’s priced at $349, but once you click on the link you arrive at a placeholder page for the 16GB black Nexus 5 model (https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=nexus_5_black_16gb).


However, the page is not yet available to the public, so we can only assume that Google dropped the ball on this one – or did it on purpose to further increase the buzz around the Nexus 5 launch.

What’s clear from the image is that the handset’s starting price is $349, which means the 32GB model will top $400.

We’ll note that the wallpaper on the Nexus 5 coincides with the one we’ve seen in recent leaks and that the Nexus 4 is not found on the website anymore, as you can see in the images above.


We’ll be back with more details once they’re available.

[Update:] The Nexus 5 has disappeared, and it looks like the Nexus 4 has returned. Too late though!

Telus Nexus 5

On a different but related note, we’ll point out that except for the time, the wallpaper and the back side of the device, everything in that press render picked up from Google’s servers (top image) looks very much like that Telus Nexus 5 leak we showed you a few hours ago (image above).

  • Msan

    In Spain, UK, Germany and France’s Google Play, Nexus 4 has a status of “Avaible Soon”

    • Joshua Seo

      thats awesome :) hopefully LTE nexus 4 with kit kat out of the box

    • LeCoffee

      how much does it cost in Germany

  • googlre10

    in for 1.. :P

  • Junaid Ansari

    Well, atleast we know the price now! I’m getting the 32GB one for sure now!

    • 16GB for me! =)

    • iTriune

      If they offer a 32bg version, I’m right there with you.

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  • RanRu

    “Aaaand it’s GONE.”

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  • Matthew Plewa

    Nexus 4 is back in place rather than the nexus 5

  • deepen03

    google clowning with people!

    • Tuấn Ankh

      Google is pretty good at it.

  • Mystery Man

    If the battery differences are true that sucks

    • iTriune

      Options suck? Yeah ok…..

      • Mystery Man

        no one ever wants a smaller battery. No one would ever choose a smaller battery in an identical phone. Not where costs should be cut especially with how bad Nexus 4 battery life is

        • le_lutin

          “no one ever wants a smaller battery”
          They might if it’s cheaper (vs a bigger battery).

  • D’Ander McSullivan

    Fuck you already Google. I need another set of nails because of you!

  • Grman Rodriguez

    I still can’t get past the UGLY app drawer icon, ugh

  • Tuấn Ankh

    I totally lost my patience for the Nexus 5.
    I guess Google just restore the faith in me, lol.

  • Clarkkent113

    What are they waiting for? Just release it already!

    • Alex

      i believe they don’t want shortages on stock so they are piling up tons of devices before actual release…

  • Balraj

    Damn..not much of difference between other oem handsets
    So we know everything now, just wait until 28th…

  • Arlee Carlo Repunte

    a very attractive phone…

  • Naveen S Kurdekar

    I desperately wanna buy this this gorgeous device.

  • edd1965

    Tease, Tease, Tease…and Goggle’s good at it!!!

  • King7Dom

    I’m not sure if its the phone design or the new Android design

    But man it looks nice…… might get it at Christmas :P

  • Cottonswab

    Shut up and take my money!

  • nyk91

    Testing the patience. Google

  • Valtheus

    Thats a “leak” we can trust i guess. And yes i am gonna get my hands on one. :D

  • IDontKnowMyName

    I’m so excited about this phone. I heard somewhere that the 32GB version will have a larger battery too. Given that this wont have expandable storage I would rather get the 32GB model.

  • Shermon MK-1

    So what guys? Only hours until announcement, then its back up. Either they were testing the page, or a lack of communication put it up. No problem to me.

  • kieranbond007

    Anyone else noticed that it hasn’t got a speaker grill for calls on the front? It’s weird, but I still want this when it comes to the uk

    • zer0628

      I realized that too….the center hole thing kind of looks like a camera in some pictures…and a speaker in others.

    • leo98918

      This was said in the leaks we’ve been reading about for the longest. This phone is so sexy!!!!!

  • Bone

    Fair enough, not exactly $299, but I can live with the $349 price tag.

  • zx
  • monkey god

    I’m still happy with my Nexus 4. Waiting for the new Nexus 10. It seems that its gotten very little attention compared to the Nexus 5. What’s up with that?

    • xtz

      its a great tablet, got one and buying it was definitely a good choice

  • Groud Frank

    “Most likely Google published the page accidentally” hahahahaha…sureeeeeee.

  • Xavier_NYC

    Accident my a**. It’s call teasing, similar to what women do. She knows you want it, she gonna give it to you, but first she’s gonna make you sweat and beg for it.. Good job google..

  • Abbas Mustafa Bhaiji

    I’m not sure but i think the camera icon is different compared to the leaks

    In leaks i belive the camera icon was still the old one

  • Pedro

    Guys I am going to tell you a secret:
    The big freaking Google doesn’t just put it up by accident, they put it up to check the IPs of the people who enters the page so they know what countries click the link the most. They order that list of countries by amount of unique clicks and then they have their shipping order.

  • jamesinkorea


    I doubt it. Googlerola is up to their marketing tricks again.

  • Tom Clowes-Whitby

    definitely getting 32gb because no sd card and still cheap price for what it is.

    (& bigger battery?)

  • Fanfar

    Why did Google named her smartphone Nexus 5 ? What will happen in 2 years when they won’t be able to name their phone Nexus 7…

    • Alex

      nexus 4 had a 4 point sth inch diagonally, nexus 5 has a 5 inch diagonally , for later installments they should prolly rename them like car manufacturers… 2014 Google Nexus 5, 2015 Google Nexus 5 etc :D

  • martin carlosena

    I noticed the icons in the home screen are larger than the icons on the dock. I’m happy with larger icons. Its not like you do anything in-between icons so why not make them bigger?? Plus I think it look s much better. Do you guys agree with this??

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