Today, Google is hosting a Google+ event that might also be the launching pad for the Nexus 5, Android 4.4 KitKat update and Nexus 10 from Asus. While that remains up in the air, it appears that another Nexus 5 domino has fallen as a well-sourced leakster has all but confirmed one of the variants of the device, a Sprint Nexus 5.
Several weeks ago, we saw an FCC filing point to three possible carriers for the Nexus 5. AT&T and T-Mobile, the usual suspects, saw their LTE bands emerge in the filing. Sprint, a carrier that offered the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, also had supported bands inside of the filing, a sign that the Nexus 5 would be coming to its network.
Today, just ahead of a Google+ event that may be for the Nexus 5, the well-sourced @evleaks has posted a new press photo accompanied by a statement suggesting that the device will be coming to Sprint’s 4G LTE network. This backs up the FCC filing and it all but confirms a Sprint Nexus 5 for arrival sometime in the near future.
This likely means that the Nexus 5, at the very least, will have more carriers than last year’s Nexus 4. The Nexus 4 also did not have access to the 4G LTE networks of U.S. carriers or carriers abroad.
Coming to Sprint. pic.twitter.com/dzxgIzBPXG
— @evleaks (@evleaks) October 29, 2013
With the Nexus 5 launch imminent, we should see a Sprint Nexus 5 confirmed by Google along with its other big time features including a 5-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 8MP camera with OIS, a sleek new design and Android 4.4 KitKat.
Nexus 5 release date rumors have suggested that it will be coming to shelves on November 1st, much sooner than the Nexus 4 release date, but that has yet to be confirmed. Signs are pointing to a release date in the near future though so prospective buyers will want to keep their eyes and ears open for a concrete Nexus 5 release date.