With the release date of Nexus 6 aka Nexus X not far off, many gadget lovers might be waiting for Google to bring down the price of Nexus 5 but it hasn't happened so far. However, Nexus 5 price cut can be expected after the launch of Google's upcoming flagship smartphone or even ahead of the unveiling event.
The price of Nexus 4 was reduced by 25 percent in August last year, almost three months before the release of its successor, Nexus 5. However, the price of Nexus 5 still remain the same on Google Play Store though Nexus 6 aka Nexus X is expected to be unveiled next month.
eBay sparked off speculations that Google Inc. might be preparing for the release of its upcoming flagship smartphone dubbed as Nexus 6 aka Nexus X a few days ago by selling the 16GB Nexus 5 at a discounted price of $314.99 as against the original price of $349. But it looked like an attempt by the carrier to sell off the device with its successor expected to arrive soon, as it has discontinued the offer.
The carrier then announced on its website that it had stopped the offer after selling 2,000 units of the handset with discounted price and put up "SOLD" tag, giving a hint that it could be a business strategy to deplete the current stock, as Nexus 6 aka Nexus X is expected to be unveiled in October.
Interestingly, the price of Nexus 5 still remains the same ($349) on Google Play Store, indicating that the price of the device is not officially brought down yet.
However, it's just a matter of time before Google Inc. come up with a deal to attract gadget lovers to buy Nexus 5. A significant price cut on the device is expected any time from now, as its successor is arriving soon.
The Nexus 5 sports a 4.95-inch with 1080 x 1920 pixels (445 ppi pixel density) and screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It has Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset, runs on Android OS, v4.4 KitKat (upgradable to v4.4.4 KitKat) and comes packed with 16/32 GB internal memory and 2 GB RAM. It also houses an 8MP camera with autofocus, optical image stabilization, and LED flash, and powered by non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X is expected to have several upgrades over its predecessor. It may sport a 5.2-inch screen with 1440x2560p resolution, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with CPU speed close to 2.5GHz, come packed with 3GB RAM and have 13MP rear camera and 2.1MP front snapper, according to Antutu benchmark. However, G4Games reported that Nexus 6 aka Nexus X might come with a Quad-core MT6732 64-bit chip that clocked at 1.5GHz, or the octa-core MT6752 SoC running at a frequency of 2.0GHz.
It is reported that the device may run on Android L, house a 3100 mAh Li-Polymer battery and have a 20MP camera, contradicting information on Antutu benchmark listing. It may also have features, including a curved LCD display, lightweight polycarbonate body, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and micro-USB connectivity slot.