A red version of the LG Nexus 5 was released to Google Play on Tuesday.

The new "Bright Red" colour has been rumoured for weeks and should add a little personality to the handset. It now makes three colour options available for the Nexus handset, along with black and white. 

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The Google Play store has the red version listed for $349/£299 for the 16GB version and $399/£339 for the 32GB version - the same pricing as the other colours available. It will also be available at Carphone Warehouse in the UK on Wednesday for £298 or from £21 a month in stores.

Read: Nexus 5 review

The Nexus 5, released in November 2013, features Android 4.4 KitKat, a 4.95-inch 1920x1080 display, 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2300mAh battery, wireless charging, 32GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. 

Google is rumoured to be releasing a yellow version of the Nexus 5, as well. It's said to arrive in late February or March.