Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has released a new version of the LG Nexus 5 in red. Photographs of the red Nexus 5 had been leaked earlier in social media, and a new version of the flagship phone, running Google Android 4.4 KitKat, arrived in the Google Play Store on Tuesday.
The red Nexus 5 costs the same as earlier iterations in white and black -- priced at $349 for 16GB of storage and $399 for 32GB. At the time of this writing, stock of the red Nexus 5 appears to be good, as either version will ship out in one to two days, according to Google.
Does the red Nexus 5 features the rubbery soft back featured on the black version, or the hard plastic that appears on the white? According to a Google representative, the red Nexus 5 is "more similar to the white back than the black."
The Nexus 5 has been well-reviewed online, thanks to its powerful hardware, large, hi-resolution screen and clean, stock software -- all for a price much lower than comparable devices from other OEMs. The International Business Times reviewed the Nexus 5 last month, noting the top 11 features of the Google smartphone.
IBTimes also offers 10 tips to get the best battery life out of the Nexus 5, in two parts. Is anyone going to order the Nexus 5 in red? Perhaps for a significant other as a gift for St. Valentine’s Day? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Halleck is a technology reporter for the International Business Times, covering Google, wearables, product reviews, gadget news and more....