Nexus 5 press image

On October 10th of 2012 the Nexus 4 showed up on Carphone Warehouse’s database, hinting that the (then) latest Nexus was about to be unveiled. A little over a year later, a newly leaked screenshot from Carphone Warehouse reveals that the retailer has 1,500 white Nexus 5 units in stock and ready to go in time for the handset’s launch.

The leak first arrived by way of Android Police, who received both the screenshot below and a claim that there were an additional 1,500 black units also in stock.

Looking at the image, this certainly looks like the Carphone Warehouse system as we’ve seen it in the past, though that doesn’t prove anything. This certainly wouldn’t be impossible to fake, so speculation is advised.


If the leak is true, that means that Carphone Warehouse has 3,000 units, and this could be an indication that Google is making sure that its retail partners don’t run into any immediate stock issues (unlike the Nexus 4 launch).

So what else do we know about the Nexus 5? Nothing officially besides what it looks like, but all the rumors point to a device that’s powered by a Snapdragon 800 CPU with 2GB of RAM. We also believe the handset has a 4.95-inch HD IPS display, 16/32GB storage, 8MP camera with OIS, a 1.3MP front cam, 2,300mAh battery and (of course) Android 4.4 KitKat.

If all the past rumors prove true, there doesn’t seem to be a ton of mystery left with the Nexus 5 — except for when it’s actually coming.

The latest rumors indicate we now won’t see the Nexus 5 until sometime in November, and considering we’ve yet to receive any official press event, we’d say that’s a safe bet. As for the exact day, only Google knows for sure.

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.