Many gadget lovers must be waiting for Google to cut the price of the Nexus 5 ahead of the release of its upcoming device dubbed as the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X. Some have even taken to tech social forums to seek advice on whether they should buy Nexus 5 or wait for the launch of its successor, as the search giant has the tradition of cutting the price of its current smartphone ahead of the release of its new device. But Google has not changed the price tag of its latest smartphone and may not do so in the near future.
In what could be seen as a move to deplete the current stocks, a few carriers resorted to selling the Nexus 5 at discounted price tag ahead of the release of the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X. eBay sold the device at $315 twice in the last one month against the original price of $349.99 but the carrier ended the deal in a few hours' time.
However, the price of the Nexus 5 remains the same on Google Play Store though the arrival of the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X is just a few weeks away. And it is unlikely that Google will cut the price of its current smartphone, as it is almost half the price of Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5 despite its commendable features.
The Nexus 5 is still going strong despite its age and it may continue to be in demand as its successor, the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X is said to be a phablet with a 5.92-inch display. Gadget lovers, who prefer smaller handsets, may go for the Nexus 5 instead of buying its successor, giving another reason for Google to sell the device at the present price for at least a while.
The Nexus 5 sports a 4.95-inch display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with 1080 x 1920 pixels (445 ppi pixel density), powered by Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset and runs on Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat). It has 16/32 GB internal memory and 2 GB RAM, non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery, and 8MP camera with autofocus, optical image stabilization, and LED flash.
On the other hand, the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X is expected to sport a 5.92-inch display with QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 (498 ppi), powered by a Snapdragon 805 processor, and run on Android L OS, according to 9to5Google. The website went on to claim that the device will come packed with 32 GB internal memory and 3GB of RAM, house a 3,200 mAh battery and have a 13 MP main camera and a 2 MP front snapper.
The Nexus 6 aka nexus X is expected to see the light of the day this fall though Google has not announced its release date. Inferse website reported that the device would be unveiled on 31 October. The search giant's vice president Sundar Pichai said at the Mobile World Congress 2014 (MWC 2014) that the new device would be announced in October but didn't give further details.