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Yet another Google blunder reveals $349 Nexus 5 price tag

Nexus 5 Price

Google was the first to reveal the new look of the Nexus 5 when it accidentally included a shot of the phone in its Android 4.4 KitKat promotional video, and now yet another blunder has outted the handset’s price. Google on Thursday evening accidentally went live with the Nexus 5’s listing in its online store, Google Play. We already know just about everything there is to know about the new pure Google phone thanks to a leaked Nexus 5 service manual, but the price had remained something of a mystery. Earlier rumors suggested that the phone might start at just $299 without a contract, which would have indeed made it the best value on the planet among high-end smartphones. That rumor didn’t end up panning out, but it was surprisingly close — according to the Nexus 5 listing that briefly appeared on Google Play, the Nexus 5 will start at just $349 for the 16GB model with no service contract. Google’s Nexus 5 could debut sometime on Friday alongside Android 4.4 KitKat and at that price, we can expect it to sell out shortly after it does.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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