By Stephen Schenck | January 27, 2014 12:03 PM
It all started last Thursday, when a Google Play leak purported to introduce a rainbow of new color options for the Nexus 5. That was followed-up on Friday by a pic claiming to show a red Nexus 5 in the flesh. Problem was, both of these finds seemed kinda fake in their own ways; the first video showed signs of doctoring, and the “red Nexus 5” image sure looked a lot like a Nexus 5 in its red bumper case (with a dash of Photoshop magic mixed in). So while we were all ready to dismiss the whole thing as a rumor run away with itself, today we’re seriously considering the existence of the red Nexus 5 as some new images appear to depict the boxes it will arrive in.
While there’s still the remote possibility these are fake, if that’s the case someone’s sure going to a LOT of effort to mess with us. The box art looks the part, and even the label stickers convincingly appear to be legitimately for red Nexus 5s.
In a lot of ways, this find has us thinking about an old iPhone 5C leak from last summer, similarly revealing carton-fulls of phone packaging. Back then, there were a lot of doubts about what we were seeing, but it ultimately proved to be on the up-and-up. Will this leak follow suit? It’s too soon to say, but at this point we’re forced to admit that the red Nexus 5 very well may be a forthcoming addition to Google’s lineup.
Update: The pics keep coming, including some of these boxes all opened-up: