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2013-10-28 17_09_20-WIND Mobile - Nexus 5 Pre-Reg Page _ Facebook

Google still hasn't said anything official, but the Nexus 5 is clearly ready for launch. Canadian carrier Wind Mobile has just put up its Nexus 5 pre-registration page on Facebook so interested parties can get on the list to be notified (at some point). Along with the form, we get a nice spec list, which confirms a few things about this device.

2013-10-28 17_09_53-WIND Mobile - Nexus 5 Pre-Reg Page _ Facebook

Much of this was already known, but here's the full spec list from the registration page for your perusal:

  • Screen: 4.95-inch 1920×1080 display (445 ppi) Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Cameras: 1.3MP front facing 8MP rear facing OIS
  • Weight: 130 grams
  • Dimensions: 69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm
  • Operating System: OS Android 4.4, KitKat
  • Chipset: 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC (Android Beam), Bluetooth 4.0
  • Storage / Ram: 16GB or 32GB, internal storage 2GB RAM
  • Ports & Connectors: microUSB, SlimPort enabled, 3.5mm stereo audio jack, Dual microphones, Ceramic power and volume buttons

So now we can be pretty sure there will be a 32GB variant of the Nexus 5, which should put everyone's minds at ease. There's no information about the magical larger battery that some folks have still been hoping for, though. This once again confirms optical image stabilization on the 8MP camera too. The listing mentions ceramic power and volume buttons, which seems unusual.

The official measurements give us an opportunity to compare the Nexus 5 to the Nexus 4. The new phone will be less than 3mm taller, under 1mm wider, and about half a millimeter thinner. The Nexus 5 will also weigh 130g to the Nexus 4's 139g. Not bad for a phone with a larger screen.

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On another front, a user on Neogaf posted pictures of several pallets of Nexus 5s in a Canadian LG distribution center. It seems Canada is absolutely overflowing with Google's new flagship phone. Please send some of them down this way, guys.

[Wind Mobile Facebook, Neogaf – Thanks Jdban101, Mitchell, Kas, and steven schwartz]

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  • remister

    Brace yourselves, the floodgates are about to be open. Limbo awaits for all!

    • Justin W

      The floodgates opened a loooonnnngg time ago lol.

  • challenge_accepted

    It's finally happening. I just wish they'd tell us when we can expect to order so it doesn't sell out like last year. My body and f5 key is ready.

    P. S. Wifi NC?

    • remister

      I'm thinking it where you just NFC the router and it will connect to it.

    • Pontus

      Probably 802.11ac, the SoC supports that.

    • NW_Raver

      typo of ac

    • Taylor

      My theory is that they've been holding out for so long so that they don't sell out. Or at least not as fast. I'd like to think they learned from the Nexus 4 kerfuffle and are going to make it incredibly easy and convenient to buy the phone.

  • Bluewall

    What is this exactly ? "Ceramic power and volume buttons"

    • ketto

      just like the lumia 920

      • Bluewall

        But what does it means exactly ? They say it like it's a cool feature or something.
        Just that the button are made of ceramic because why not ? :p

        • j-dawg

          Just my theory, but the black paint has worn off my power button. If it was ceramic, this would not happen. The color would be "baked in."

          • Crispin Swickard

            Literally baked in unlike the popular these days using it to mean included in/programmed in etc. That being said I don't think you need quotations other than comedic effect, which I hope it is. :D

          • j-dawg

            My deepest and most sincere apologies to anyone whom I may have offended with my flagrant use of quotation marks.

    • name6754

      Ceramic is pretty much scratch proof (but technically only scratch resistant) I work with jewelry and watches and its a VERY hot material right bow, looks much more attractive than metal and holds up ten times better ,but it can crack.

      I'm very excited to see ceramic on a phone

      • Bluewall

        Thanks for the explanation mate !
        This makes more sense now :)

      • Justin Swanson

        Woot, thanks for the answer. I was just about to google it...

      • Andrew

        It can be strong enough to use on high end brake systems like the Porsche 911 GT3

        http://www.brembo.com/en/car/original-equipment/products/Pages/Carbon%20ceramic%20discs.aspx

        • name6754

          Wow, didn't know that. Guess there would be a way to increase the strength than your average ceramic (like for a bracelet/watch)

          Ceramic is just the best though, if there was a feasible way to make an entire phone out of ceramic I would die and go to heaven

          • qqq

            You can also make cups and plates out of it.

    • http://flavors.me/kioshi kioshi

      I'm guessing it's the same ceramic they use in high end watches and is reportedly tougher and harder than steel - http://www.ebay.com/gds/Advantages-of-Ceramic-Watch-Bands-/10000000177633171/g.html

    • Nuno Guerreiro

      Bahh, they should have gone instead to "Diamond power and volume buttons"!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/andrewpalozzo Andrew Palozzo

    Wifi: 802.11ac? or is that 802.11a?

  • redsmith

    FFS JUST ANNOUNCE IT ALREADY

    *goes to bang head on the wall*

    • Bob G

      This would work on them only if they were the ones leaking these lol. Must suck for them to see all these leaks before their launch timetable.

      • Gav456

        You don't think they're happy that their handset is the most talked about tech of the year?

  • Edward Germanotta

    Soon!

  • Danny Holyoake

    ... WiFi NC? Where's WiFi AC?

  • transitoryspace

    Could you change "Nexus 5s" to "Nexus 5's". Thanks!

    • Marcus

      Where is the Nexus 5 possessing something?

      • catpunt

        http://data.grammarbook.com/blog/category/apostrophes/

        "Exception: Use apostrophes with capital letters and numbers when the meaning would be unclear otherwise."

        • Marcus

          That's not exactly what that means. That usage could be considered correct if I said something such as "find me all the number 5's." However something like "here are some Nexus 5's" is incorrect.

          • Justin Swanson

            Here are some Nexus Fives?

          • bloomtronzero

            I think we should go with "Nexuses 5."

          • Marcus

            Welcome to the Canada Geese/Canadian Goose debate.

          • m477

            The plural of Nexus is Nexi.

          • bloomtronzero

            Not in English, it isn't.

          • andy_o

            Nor in Latin or any other language.

          • andy_o

            No, it's not nexi nor nexii. The plural of nexus is nexus.

    • The Seventh Son

      "Bro can you even English?"

      5's implies possession or ownership.
      5s is plural.

      I would look in to actually going to school before attempting to school anyone. Cheers :)

      • Matt

        You would "like in to" it, eh?

      • transitoryspace

        it's just weird reading it like that. Reminds me of iphone 5s. Just don't like seeing Nexus 5s.

        • Daryn Sturridge

          It's*.

          • transitoryspace

            very funny.

        • The Seventh Son

          You mean "It's", like "It is".

          • Justin Swanson

            That always confuses me... I always want to go with "Its" for "It is" and "It's" for the possessive, but it's the other way around... stupid english.

      • Joris Griffioen

        I love how you try to educate and then fail in your last sentence.

        • ins0mn1a

          what's that law that says something like "if you complain about someone's grammar in public, your statements are guaranteed to contain grammatical errors"? can't remember the name.

    • Daryn Sturridge

      But that would be grammatically incorrect. I get why you're saying it, lol iPhone, but you don't use apostrophes to denote plurals.

  • http://www.ronakg.com/ Ronak Gandhi

    No wifi ac?

    Was hoping for an embargo lift at 3pm PST, that didn't happen. So waiting for 4pm PST.

    • dextersgenius

      It *is* ac. It's a typo.

      It should be "802.11 a/b/g/n/ac / NFC (Android Beam)"

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Yeah, WIND typoed the shit out of that. They even forgot some line breaks.

      • Justin Swanson

        I noticed there wasn't mention of what GSM/CDMA/LTE support it would have...

  • http://lmgtfy.com/ István Tóth-Király

    Man, it sucks to be in the middle of Europe. Probably LG will just step in, but the price won't be right. Someone just send me something like this when it will be possible.

  • jonathan3579

    That makes two pages so far. One for sale and now one for registration.

  • Guest

    Guy on the Neogaf forum posted this. Great picture.

  • Guest

    Guy on the Neogaf forum posted this

  • Chris Caldwell

    This is really two stories in one. The first, with the pre-orders, offers no new information or any substantiation for the claimed specs. Shame on AP for the ridiculous rumor-mill and hype-bot it has devolved into.

    The second, looks to be legit, although WTF, why hasnt anyone opened one? Id happily get myself fired in order to pop one open and spill the beans.

    • Daveon Jackson

      Someone has their priorities wrong.

  • nebula

    A full hands on is near or even a system dump.

    • ThomasMoneyhon

      System dump might not be that useful since it likely will get an instant day one update

      • nebula

        Don't underestimate Artems and Rons power.

  • Guest
  • Blendi Krasniqi

    Probably just a way to spam costumers, what does pre-register even mean? I Hope to see nexus 5 in carriers and become mainstream so people dont think nexus is a cheap copycat chinese brand when I tell them.

  • Alijah

    :D

  • Patrick Bateman

    Whats the battery size on the 32gb????

    • mike

      2300 mAh

    • Hélder Ferreira

      2300 mAh

    • GreenyO

      2300 mAh

    • Nathan

      2300 mAh

    • mgamerz

      Has anyone mentioned 2300mAh yet?

  • Chidozie Emelue

    Makes me think today is still the day.. and we can order them on the 1st...

  • Chidozie Emelue

    But im probably wrong and will have to keep waiting..

  • iSheep NexuSheep

    OMG 8MP CAMERA AND 2300MAH BATTERY *CREAM*

  • Chidozie Emelue

    Plus I think hangouts event tomorrow will focus on whatever they announce today.. if they actually announce something.. I dont think Wind Mobile would put this out if there isnt going to be an announcement today... since they gave specs.. hahhaah

  • predsfan28

    The height is actually 3.94mm taller, not less than 3 as stated in the post.

  • Bob

    The word you are looking for is 'pallet.' A palette is something completely different.

    • http://rootzwiki.com/news Max M.

      Yeah for a second I though we were gonna have a bunch of different colored N5s.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      That is correct. Fixed.

    • Jörgen Pettersson

      That title word grabbed my attention too!

  • bondx99

    i am more interested in kitkat O.O

  • invinciblegod

    Though you commented that this is "under 3mm taller, under 1mm wider, and about half a millimeter thinner" which is actually "about 4 mm taller, half a mm wider, and half a mm thinner" based on the nexus 4 website sizes, this miniscule size creep is how we get our gigantic phones.

    When the 4" phones came out they were only millimeters larger than the iphone 3g. Then the 4.3" phones came out that were only a few mm larger in every dimension than the 4" phones. Then the 4.7" then the 5". I liked the 4.3"-4.7" sizes.

    I guess I'll just have to live with these ever increasing phone sizes.

    • qqq

      I like big phones. Coz I've got big manly hands.

  • Derik Taylor

    Okay I am going to throw this out there and say this is a conspiracy to see if they can drive us all mad.

    I hate to say it, but it might just be working.

  • Lasse

    I just can't wait to get it!!

  • Wazzifer

    Shit just got serious.

  • Salazar Slytherin

    So does anyone know if this will work on Verizon?

    • faceless128

      yes, we know.

    • Wyatt Neal

      I wish someone would give me a contract to work on Verizon's kneecaps with a crowbar

  • BozzyB

    I take 1 box :)

  • mlj11

    The new phone will be... under 1mm wider

    Hmm. People who've purchased the N5 cases from Spigen say that their N4 is wider.

  • Jooyoung Hong

    Aaannnnddd it's gone

  • RitishOemraw

    Please for the love of all that is right in this world, let me be able to buy one on day1 (not talking about website overload issues, I'm talking about lack of a hardware section on the Dutch Google playstore)
    I've already waited so long and the wait is harder when everybody else is enjoying their phones :(

  • Matthew Brown

    LG Israel – via local brand RONLIGHT have confirmed a November 5th event for Android 4.4 KitKat on the Nexus 4 via TG Spot. This could very well mean that the software will hit larger areas in the world such as Israel in the immediate future, but looks to have little to do with the Nexus 5. Judge as you might.

  • Brad

    I'm honestly just waiting for the source to drop so I can decide which phone I'm getting next.

  • Nathan

    I believe they took it down.

  • fonix232

    WiFi a/b/g/n/nc? Do we have a new standard with even higher transfer speeds?

    • Asgard

      You mean ac?

      • fonix232

        It has been fixed since. WIND crapped it up major, lots of typos, missing line breaks, etc. Seems to be a rushed job.

  • Mayoo

    "of several pallets of Nexus 5s"

    Don't ever say "5s" when talking about Android

    • Justin Swanson

      Nexus 5S confirmed! :P

    • TheLastAngel

      Lol. I hear Galaxy 4s at least once a day.

      • Justin Swanson

        That's just dyslexia... Galaxy S4, Galaxy 4S

    • krudl3rx

      Yes, yes... this is the one exception to using the grocers' apostrophe... Android devices shall be referred to as 4's and 5's...

  • MotoXYZ

    Waiting for this to happen...

    • Captain Spaulding[2200+ posts]

      lmao at the update policy

    • nicereddy

      You missed the opportunity to shop some Verizon bloatware on to the home screen.

      • MotoXYZ

        There's always next time :)

        • Bloodflame87

          I thought the Verizon model was supposed to get a Samsung-esque home button with their logo in flashing lights, also not due to be released until Q2 2014. Hmm, guess we all make mistakes...

    • Lugnuts McGruff

      Looks legit...

    • shavn

      Isn't first time when I hear about Verizon Nexuses not receiving updates, but shouldn't all Nexus phones be stock Android? And as stock, receiving updates through OTA, regardless of provider?

      What make Verizon ones extraordinary?

      • Wyatt Neal

        Verzion's CEO and corporate policy makes them "extraordinary" if by "extraordinary" you mean ass clowns ... smart and dedicated to their share holders, but still ass clowns. Their CEO and the rest of the system incentivises users to upgrade their phone and stay on contract with Verizon by releasing bloated installations and updates that degrade the performance of the phone; combine this with the ever changing types of plans and you can "only get a new phone" (unless you want to pay full price, which everyone should be) if you sign your life away for another few years.... thus the cycle continues and it generates an impressive revenue stream that makes a lot of people a lot of money and when you hold the consumer hostage, it solves that whole consumerism concept that causes companies to compete for your business.

    • Nuno Guerreiro

      Still can't figure why the hell you Americans still want to buy a locked, american version and subsided phone version... And you have better prices than the rest of the world on unlock phones.... It amazes me...

  • SorinDobrin

    They will only be sold in Canada...lolol

    • deltatux

      That would be the biggest trolling ever ... however since I'm Canadian ... I wouldn't mind :P

  • deltatux

    ... and the page was just pulled down from the WIND Mobile Facebook page. Guess WIND Mobile realized they jumped the gun too soon =P

  • http://androiddissected.com/ Nick Schiwy

    And....The post is gone.

    This just in, Google destroys Wind Mobile with holy fire. That is all.

    • Bloodflame87

      They don't need Google for that. AT&T might beat them to the punch.

  • Nathan

    I hope they add support for cell broadcast in 4.4.

  • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards

    Where is this?! I'm with WIND and I want to do this, lol I can't find the links?!

  • http://www.maverickcreative.ca/ Joshua Richards

    Those sneaky bastards took it down. Like their coverage. #burn

  • Tony

    Correction: I'm pretty sure the Nexus 5 is about 4mm taller, not just 3mm. 137.84 - 133.9 = 3.94.

    I was really hoping the early FCC leaks were right, and the Nexus 5 would actually be smaller (thinner bezels) than the Nexus 4, but I knew that was probably too good to be true :(

    • predsfan28

      Yup, I mentioned that a bit earlier.

  • Guest
  • Ender

    When Google actually does announce the device, they should just have whoever they decide to speak come up, say when the Nexus 5 launches, and then just leave and that will be the end of the event, I mean, we already know everything else about the device.

    • mateor

      Just write 299 on a piece of paper and walk off.

      Sound familiar to anyone?

      • Asgard

        Get someone and just say: "You know all about the Nexus 5 by now, so here" and then just put it up on the play store.
        I will be f5'ing the device section all day from now until halloween.

      • mateor

        That is how they announced the original playstation. People went nuts.

    • Joris Griffioen

      Don't forget the dropping of mics.

      Here's a script for you Goog:
      "1st of november, 349 and 400 dollars"
      *drop mic*

  • me

    bring out a Nexus 5 mini 4.3" screen!!!!!

  • asdasdasdsad

    gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme

  • Coolio

    http://www.androidpit.com/nexus-10-appears-in-google-play most BS thing ive seen today. that nexus 10 looks quite terrible and that play store image is badly photoshopped. ugh. get some real designers ppl.

  • Crispin Swickard

    I was curious on the glass tech. Good to see its GG3. I read that 2 was sometimes a bit brittle. At least its some new info in there to to have out there.

  • Rio

    ship a pallet to my house in Chicago. (just dont drive through indiana)

  • http://www.LOVEanon.org/ Michael Oghia (Ogie)

    To be honest, while a new Nexus phone is always good news, it doesn't seem like it's that big of an improvement over the Nexus 4 (which is actually a good thing seeing as how I have no plans or money to buy a new phone). However, as far as image stabilization goes, is that mostly hardware or software? Because if it's hardware, then damn. But if it's software, then that's good news for GN and N4 owners!

    • Tony

      I'm pretty sure it's hardware, otherwise people wouldn't be making that big a deal about it. I think there's maybe one other phone (LG G2?) that has a hardware OIS camera right now.

      • DaveTexan

        OIS is a cool feature but the picture quality is likely limited by the 8MP camera. I have Nexus 4 now and don't see a lot of benefits upgrading to N5. I think the main improvements are: official LTE support, faster CPU, more storage, slightly reduced length(compare to N4), and OIS. I think LG G2 and Xperia Z1 would be better upgrade options. The Z1 takes amazing pictures with the 20MP camera and has an SD slot. If Google continue to offer N4 at $200 and $250, I think N4 would be more attractive unless they price N5 at $300 and $350.....

        • Tony

          Unfortunately the N5 is actually about 4mm longer, not shorter, than the N4 (according to the leaked specs above). Hopefully the 8mp sensor on the N5 has larger pixels for low light performance. And maybe they've added similar "always on" features likelike for the Moto X. I'll be looking forward to the official announcement to see what's really going on.

  • Amer Khaznadar

    The colours on the screen (the one on the package) are far too Microsoft-ish for my taste. It's not the same distribution but, I still find it very reminiscent of the, now old, Windows logo.

  • Guest

    My assumption could be correct. Google going international.

  • Moosa Mahsoom

    My assumption could be correct. Nexus going international.

  • Flying Dutchman

    Did anyone relealize that Vic used the hashtag #momentsthatmatter in his G+ post.. and this pre-registration as well

  • Ali Said Jamaleddine

    Here is what I found on Kitkat Arabia's facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/kitkat.arabia

    A photo (see below) was posted 3 hours ago and has the following (English) caption:

    "Final call for Android #KITKAT. Please make your way to the gate. #AndroidKITKAThere"

    Super excited :D

    • Wyatt Neal

      I just keep repeating "I'm not getting my hopes up; I'm not getting my hopes up."

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