Is Google preparing to release the Nexus 5 in red and yellow?

Google could release its Nexus 5 smartphone in two new colours in the coming months and may be set to unveil it at the Mobile World Congress [MWC] 2014.

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A leaked photo shows the back of a Nexus 5 phone in red with the same source claiming that Google will also release a yellow version of the popular smartphone with a date set for either late February or early March, according to Vietnam.net.

The same story also reports the red and yellow versions of the Nexus 5 will only be sold in Vietnam and if Google is about to release coloured versions of the Nexus 5, it’s fairly likely it will use MWC 2014 in Barcelona to do so.

Google first released the Nexus 5 in November 2013 alongside the Android 4.4 KitKat OS and was the first smartphone to include the new version of Google’s mobile OS and the device specification on the red and yellow versions will be the same as the original device.

The Nexus 5 has a 4.95in full HD display that is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.26GHz with 2GB of RAM and onboard storage of 16GB or 32GB that cannot be expanded.

Camera-wise the device has an 8-megapixel snapper on the back with a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front and a 2,300mAh battery that supports wireless charging powers the whole show.

Android 4.4 KitKat, meanwhile, built on the success of past itinerations of the OS and made a number of changes for all users of devices that operate on the OS. To try and combat the OS’s problems with fragmentation it built the OS so that it could be used with devices that have just 512MB of RAM and thus aiming to address the issue.

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The new OS version also completely revamped the user interface and is still being rolled out to various high-end Android devices with many more set to see the light of day at MWC 2014.

Image Credit: Vietnam.net