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Here comes Google’s Nexus 5

Updated Sep 3rd, 2013 12:56PM EDT
Nexus 5 Release Date

Google’s Nexus 4 recently become one of the best smartphone deals on the planet when Google slashed the price of the entry-level model to just $199 with no contract — the same price carriers charge for most top smartphones with a two-year service contract. Needless to say, the 8GB model sold out fairly quickly following the price drop and it is currently out of stock on Google’s Play store. But that’s not the interesting part. Google on Monday confirmed to The Verge that it has no plans to restock the 8GB Nexus 4.

While the 16GB model is still available in Google’s online shop, this could be a very good indication that the next-generation Nexus 5 is on the way. And according unnamed sources speaking with Droid Life, the Nexus 5 will indeed launch sometime in October, likely toward the end of the month. Earlier reports suggested that LG will build the Nexus 5 and it will feature a 5.2-inch HD 1080p display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera, 2GB or 3GB of RAM, LTE connectivity, a 2,700 mAh battery and Android 4.4 Kit Kat, which will be the next major version of Google’s mobile operating system.

Yes, it’s called Kit Kat.

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.