Alleged red Nexus 5 pictured, yellow version may be coming too

by: Bogdan PetrovanJanuary 24, 2014
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A Vietnamese retailer published an image that supposedly shows a red version of the Nexus 5. Google may also introduce a yellow version in the future.

The device pictured above is said to be a sample unit obtained by the Vietnamese online store According to Vietnamese website (via, the red Nexus 5 will become available in late February or March 2014, while a yellow model will be introduced at some point in the future. The site claims the yellow version will resemble the bright color of Nokia’s Lumia, rather than the gold of the LG G2 or iPhone 5S.

We have no way of telling if this red Nexus is indeed real, but the image doesn’t show any signs of manipulation, and the bright color matches the scheme used by Google on some of its official accessories. The red case for the Nexus 5 seems to be the same color in fact. Looking at the Vietnamese image, it doesn’t look like it’s a black Nexus with a case on, but a little photo manipulation could hide that.

If a yellow Nexus 5 is indeed coming, it will probably look a lot like the yellow Nexus 5 bumper case:

Nexus 5 Bumper Case (Bright Yellow) - Devices on Google Play 59 001224Earlier this week, Phone Arena published a video supposedly showing several new color options for the Nexus 5. That turned out to be a hoax, probably made with the Hue tool in Photoshop.

However, Paul O’Brien, a well-known Android developer, recently tweeted that there may be some truth to the story after all:

A release in February would make the red Nexus 5 a great choice for a gift on Valentine’s Day. It’s all rumors and speculation at this point, but we won’t be surprised if new colors will be coming by then.


  • MasterMuffin

    As long as there’s no champagne gold, everything’s good

    • Amen!

    • Tuấn Ankh

      soft touch + champagne gold = #$%^&* lol

  • Rick jaan

    more like cases for n5

  • Jack Parker

    The yellow looks good, not a fan of the red

  • Jayfeather787

    Cool, but I will be putting a case on it. It would be better if I just put on a yellow or red case (which they have) and it will also offer more protection. However, I do like the color choices, and may turn some people who were thinking of buying the Moto X to buying the Nexus 5 because it has more colors.

    • Arturo Raygoza

      same here. I don’t care about the color because with a case on It no one can even see it

  • Tom Hayden

    Guess yellow makes it easier to find down the side of the sofa…?!

    • Jayfeather787

      Unless your sofa is yellow!

  • Nick V

    I would love for Google to send out new backs and allow us to change the colors (colours for international readers) of our beloved Nexus 5’s.

    If we could buy these as backs, I would buy so many of these. My wife would go crazy for some of these colors (colours)

  • odl

    Play store has them 25% off and they are bumper cases four different colours

  • Xavier_NYC

    I can care less about the color. Wish they’d make a special edition one with 3000 mAh battery. I’d shell out more money for that.

    • MasterMuffin

      Why not 4000!

      • Xavier_NYC

        for that I might be willing to give up a first born..

        • MasterMuffin


      • Jayfeather787

        Shut up and take my money!

        • MasterMuffin

          I’d be happy to do that. Cash please

  • Guest123

    Just made the bloody thing with a removable back and people could have gotten multiple colors if they wanted. . .

  • Google should call it Nexus 5C

  • tony solinan

    The colours look great, but up until Xmas you could not get them in stores
    In the south of Ireland, if you could I would have got one!