WIND Mobile briefly posts up a pre-registration page for the Nexus 5

by: Andrew GrushOctober 28, 2013


A little over a week ago the LG Nexus 5 made a surprise appearance on Google Play’s website, though it wasn’t too long before the page was pulled right back down. Whether a mistake or intentional trolling on Google’s part, it certainly got our attention.

Now a similar move has been made by the Canadian carrier, WIND Mobile.

Just a few hours ago, WIND Mobile took to their Facebook page, posting up a pre-registration page for the LG Nexus 5. As you see in the screenshot above, the page had the tagline “Google Nexus 5. The smart, new phone made to capture the moments that matter”.

We all know that Google has yet to unveil the Nexus 5, so it was only a matter of time before the page was pulled down. With the page gone, it’s possible that this was yet another teaser or someone at WIND Mobile just messed up and posted the page ahead of schedule.

What’s interesting about the pre-registration page was that, during its brief time online, it listed what it claimed to be official device specs:

  • Screen: 4.95-inch 1920×1080 display (445 ppi) Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Cameras: 1.3MP front facing 8MP rear facing OIS
  • Weight: 130 grams
  • Dimensions: 69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm
  • Operating System: OS Android 4.4, KitKat
  • Chip Set: 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ncNFC (Android Beam) / Bluetooth 4.0
  • Storage / Memory / Ram: 16GB or 32GB internal storage 2GB RAM
  • Ports & Connectors: microUSB, SlimPort enabled, 3.5mm stereo audio jack, Dual microphones, Ceramic power and volume buttons

Now we are left wondering: did WIND Mobile simply gather up the already rumored specs and use the existing leaked press image, or are the Nexus 5’s specs finally confirmed? It’s really hard to say for sure – though at this point I’d say that it seems pretty likely that these specs will hold (mostly) true.

While we don’t know exactly when Google plans to unveil the Nexus 5 or Android 4.4 KitKat, at least tomorrow’s Google Google+ event should tide us over with some (hopefully) interesting Google+ news.

  • Pepper

    Ceramic power and volume buttons??

    • Because they can, that’s why. Do you even?

      • thatrandomgermanguy

        BTW, is androidauthority us or uk?

      • Pepper

        they can make the buttons even in the lead, for that matter.

        I think there was an advantage in doing it in ceramic

  • Zoomfreaker

    Very nice definitely will look into the Nexus 5 this time around.

  • James Silva

    Isn’t the internet supposed to be …/ac, not /nc?

  • Kenny Woodard

    ( Sorry I’ve been on iOS so this will be a stupid question, but my next phone will definitely be android so I’m curious )

    What’s the major benefits of getting the Nexus 5 with stock android over other phones like HTC One or GS4?

    Would you suggest the Nexus 5 for a first time user of android? (Although I know a decent amount about th phones and platforms) I’m very ready to try out everything that Android does better than iOS.

    • Liam O’Donnell

      Getting a non nexus device would be like getting an iPhone but having older iOS version always and then adding some dodgy extra middleman software over the top

  • Zazou

    They take advantage of this time to harvest a maximum email address without difficulties …