How exciting, more Nexus 5 news to brighten your day if you've already managed to wade through the 281-page technical manual and need some new information on the Nexus 5. How about two really juicy tidbits like price and battery news? An anonymous tipster has informed Phone Arena that each model of the Nexus 5 will come with a different sized battery to power it, and that the pricing will indeed be as low as we had hoped.
There are reportedly two versions of the Nexus 5, one with 16 GB and one with 32 GB, a very nice increase from the 8 GB/16 GB versions of the Nexus 4, especially considering the lack of expandable storage. The 16 GB Nexus 5 will reportedly come with a 2,300 mAh battery (as seen in the technical manual) and will cost a ridiculously low $299 off-contract. The 32 GB model on the other hand will cram a 3,000 mAh battery into a handset that'll set you back $399 off-contract. Very good news for anyone disappointed with the Nexus 4's battery performance.
While these prices are a little different to the original Nexus 4 structure, we are talking about completely different storage capacities here, amongst other improvements, and getting a 16 GB model for the same price as the 8 GB Nexus 4 is a ripper deal. The 32 GB model may be $100 more than the smaller Nexus 5 (and $50 more than last year's 16 GB Nexus 4) but you're getting double the storage capacity. And a 50% bigger battery to boot. This bigger storage combined with bigger battery idea could become a standard for differentiating models and will definitely see more people shelling out the extra cash for the more expensive version.
Be reminded that this is unconfirmed information but if it's true it's very good news for Nexus fans. Will you be dropping a few hundred on the Nexus 5?