The red Nexus 5 will be launching to customers through Google Play on 4 February, according to an internal listing at Sprint obtained by Android Police.

The listing is alerting Sprint employees, so they're not thrown off by the new colour version if a customer comes in a store seeking a SIM card. Google hasn't provided an official launch date, but we suspect the company will simply update Google Play on 4 February without making too big an announcement.

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We've seen several leaks for the red Nexus 5. Both its box and the back have been shown, looking like the same handset we've come to know, with a new coat of paint on top. Pricing for the red version hasn't been provided, but it will presumably stay consistent with the £299/$299 pricing of the white and black versions available on Google Play.

According to a report from Vietnamese site Vietnamnet, Google also has plans for a yellow version of the Nexus 5. However, we've not seen the yellow version leaked, nor does Thursday's Sprint listing mention it.