Nexus 5 appears in black and white on Dutch retailer, release date set for Oct 30

Nexus 5 appears in black and white on Dutch retailer, release date set for Oct 30
After a brief ‘accidental’ appearance on the Google Play store a few weeks ago, the Nexus 5 has now appeared up for pre-order on Dutch retailer Belsimpel and release date is in just two days, on Wednesday October 30th.

The 16GB Nexus 5 is up for sale in both black and white from the get-go for a price of the whopping 459 euro, much more expensive than the $349 starting price it carried when it leaked on Google Play earlier.

Update: And just moments after we published this, the retailer has pulled the option to actually pre-order the Nexus 5 along with its release date, specs and on-contract pricing. All of this smells fishy and someone might be losing their jobs over at Belsimpel for prematurely leaking the next Nexus smartphone. 

Dutch website Tweakers has gotten in touch with Belsimpel and a clerk has confirmed that the store is indeed expecting a huge batch of Nexus 5 on Wednesday. ***End of update.

The store lists the Nexus 5 in all its glory with press images and price breakdown with and without a contract, and it’s one of the bigger retailers in the Netherlands and not just an unknown website teasing this. Still, we have not heard anything from Google today and this is not officially confirmed by the company. Google’s top executives Vic Gundotra (head of Google Plus) and Sundar Pichai (head of Android and Chrome) were firing teasers on Google’s social network yesterday night, though. Could Google go on and actually put the Nexus 5 up for sale with no huge event or announcement? That might seem strange, but that is exactly what the company did last year. There were force majeure reasons then, but Google might well have decided it all worked out fine.

Otherwise, everything we know about the Google Nexus 5 is once again reiterated in this listing. The Nexus 5 is said to feature a 5” 1080 x 1920 pixel full HD display, a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon system chip, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage for the basic model, an 8-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and a 2300mAh battery.

What do you think, could Google surprise us and quietly unveil this today? We for once will be hitting the refresh button on Google’s Play store today more than once. Take a look at the link right below to see the Nexus 5 listed for sale over at Belsimpel Netherlands.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

source:, Tweakers

Related phones

Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)



1. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

I surely do hope google releases it today. Does not matter quietly or loudly. The wait is killing me

9. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Yeah I don't get why some people aren't happy with releasing it without a huge conference Just release it already.

2. Retro-touch unregistered

Its getting annoying I'm ready to buy it but they're really wasting me while taking forever to release not to mention a leak of some sort daily

3. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

The only reservation that I have is with the battery. I really want to use my phone and not need a charge by 5pm. It is between the N5, G2, and the Note 3 and the battery is pushing me to the Note or G2

5. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

same story. concerned about the battery only

17. Navaid

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 05, 2013

For battery go to Note, LG has a track record. One OS update & G2 is destroyed..

4. gust3r3u

Posts: 84; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

the great white buffalo apears again , hope we catch him soon , elusive mammal this one :|

6. Knightmare64

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

The Blogs are making this wait much worse then it suppose to be with all there "theory" and fake assumptions UGH!!

7. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

PA YOU'RE WALKING ON MY NERVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

another day. another date I'm getting depressed.... :(

10. Takeharu

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

€450?! That's $620, if this is the prize for the European version then Google truly hates Europe... Geez...

14. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Its normal prize here in EU and Nexus 4 was also around that price when it release in EU.

15. Takeharu

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

That doesn't change the fact that you're still paying $270 (€196) more compared to the U.S. They could've at least made it €350 so it matches the U.S. pricing better (Or even €250 which is almost $350 ($345))

16. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

A lot of products go for the same price in euros as they sell it in America in dollars. Don't know why, but it sucks. And we are dependant on retailers, since the Google playstore doesnt work in Netherlands :(

11. improv

Posts: 96; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Hmm... There's also a new KitKat picture update on twitter with 1 KitKat bar.

12. improv

Posts: 96; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

13. improv

Posts: 96; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Sorry for the triple post, couldn't edit my post after 6min. Could it be that Google will announce the Nexus 5 & KitKat later today or tomorrow evening. (Around the same time that Google leaked it on the Play Store) because that is when night meets day (dark touches light)? I'm probably over-analyzing the picture, haha.

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