Red Nexus 5 now available from Google Play

It looks as if last week’s rumors about the possibility of Google and LG launching a red Nexus 5 are now true. The world’s best Android phone comes in a Ferrari like, bright red coat of paint, thanks to LG and Google.

It was only last week when we saw a leak from Sprint’s internal Playbook stating we may see a red version of the popular Nexus 5 land right before valentine’s Day. The leaked press rendering came courtesy of the phone tipster, @evleaks, who posted the image on Twitter and wrote, “Google Nexus 5, in red, by LG.” Evleaks is known for accurate product leaks, specifially around Android devices.

The Red Nexus 5 was released in the Google Play Store earlier today. The device will still keep all of the same features as both the black and white models. The phones all come without a two year contract, and the 16GB will cost $349 and the 32GB version $399, the same as the other models. The Nexus 5 is sold as an unlocked device and can be used on both T-Mobile and AT&T with no contract. Still no word from LG or Google if the red model will land in store at AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.

To refresh your memory, the Nexus 5 is one of my favorite Android devices on the market, and is my current phone of choice. The Nexus 5 features a beautiful 5-inch 1080p screen along with the new KitKat 4.4 Android operating system. This good looking device has been outfitted with ceramic volume and power buttons, which tend to be sharp against the skin, but are easy to operate.

Spec Sheet:

  • 4.95″ 1920×1080 display (445 ppi)
  • 3G/4G LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC
  • 8MP rear facing with Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3MP front facing camera
  • Android KitKat 4.4
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2.26GHz
  • 2,300 mAH battery with 17 HRS Talk Time, 300 HRS Standby
  • 2 Colors – black, white
  • 2GB of RAM with 16GB or 32GB storage options (no removable storage)

For only $349 you can now have a bright red, future-proof beast of a smartphone that offers stellar hardware and the best Android experience around.

image – Google