T-Mobile has remained largely quite about when it will begin offering the recently released Nexus 5 smartphone; however, a leaked document projects the carrier will release its model of the Nexus 5 on Nov. 20.
In an official statement, T-Mobile has said the Nexus 5 will be available in-stores, at retailers, and online in the “coming weeks,” adding that the handset will be offered with the carrier’s Simple Choice Plan or through its JUMP upgrade program, when eligible. Customers can also sign up for more information, but currently, this leak is the only other information we have on the T-Mobile Nexus 5.
If accurate, the Nexus 5 will hit T-Mobile in just two weeks; however, this leak is far from a confirmation. Tmo News notes that T-Mobile often releases new devices on either a Wednesday or Thursday, and Nov. 20 happens to be a Wednesday, which gives a little favor to the rumor. In addition, T-Mobile recently announced it will launch its Nexus 7 tablet on Nov. 20. This detail is also listed on the leaked document.
There is currently no word on how much the Nexus 5 will cost on T-Mobile’s network. Notably, the carrier still offers the previous Nexus 4 smartphone, which is listed at $427.99 for its full retail price. Sprint will also carry the Nexus 5, and has listed its full retail price at $449.99. It is likely the full price of the T-Mobile Nexus 5 won’t be far off, though T-Mobile often prices its devices slightly higher than Sprint.
Of course, the Nexus 5 can also be purchased from the Google Play Store, where it is cheapest. The 16GB Nexus 5 costs $349 and the 32GB Nexus 5 costs $399. The unlocked Nexus 5 from the Google Play Store should also be compatible with T-Mobile’s GSM network. The Nexus will also be available at retailers including Amazon, Best Buy and RadioShack.
The Nexus 5 includes such features as a 4.95-inch 1920x1080 full HD IPS display protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3, a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with a Krait 400 processor and Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB internal storage options.
The Nexus 5 also features 8-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), autofocus and LED flash, and a 1.3-megapixel front camera, as well as connectivity including NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS, microUSB, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and support on LTE, 3G and GSM networks.
In addition to being powered by a 2300 mAh non-removable battery with wireless charging capability, the Nexus 5 runs the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.
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Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.