Last night brought us some of the most interesting Nexus 5 news in recent weeks, with the handset making a brief appearance on the Google Play Store. It didn’t take Google long to remove the errant listing, but it was enough to seemingly confirm the handset’s nearly $350 base price. As we patiently wait to see when the phone will return to the Play Store’s lineup – and permanently, this time – we hear an update concerning an outstanding question we’ve had about the Nexus 5′s hardware, talking about those battery rumors.
The idea of there being both a 16GB and 32GB Nexus 5 isn’t exactly controversial, but that storage choice was recently tied to rumors of multiple battery capacities, with the 16GB version getting a 2300mAh component, while the 32GB would see 3000mAh.
What we’re hearing now is that we’ll actually see 2300mAh batteries on both 16GB and 32GB models, with no 3000mAh option at all. Honestly, that makes a lot of sense, as we haven’t seen two different sizes of the Nexus 5 body, and despite technical advancements, squeezing either into the same shell sounded doubtful. Don’t get us wrong: it’s disappointing, and we were very much hoping to see a 3000mAh battery for the Nexus 5, but it might be wise to temper our expectations.