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Nexus 5: Image of white version appears, November 1 launch likely

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If you’re waiting patiently for concrete news about the release of the Nexus 5, you’re going to have to wait a little bit longer. If, however, you’re up for a fresh rumor and fancy a peek at what appears to be a press render of Google’s forthcoming handset, read on.

First up, information on the release date. @evleaks, a source that’s proved reliable in the past, on Sunday tweeted an image of the follow-up to the Nexus 4, showing the device in white, accompanied by the text, “In white. 11/1.” This came a day after @evleaks posted an image of the black version (below).

nexus 5 leak black

An announcement this Friday would come almost a year to the day since Google took the wraps off the Nexus 5’s predecessor, though the suggested launch of the white model alongside the black one would see Google doing things a little differently this time around. With the Nexus 4, the white version didn’t hit the market until seven months after the launch of the black model.

@evleaks image shows ‘nexus’ running longways across the back of the device – it ran the opposite way with earlier iterations – precisely as it appeared in a video posted by the Web giant early last month showing the unveiling of its new Android KitKat statue. Google pulled the video as soon as it realized it’d inadvertently included its upcoming phone.

The device also made an unscheduled and brief appearance on the Google Play store earlier this month, apparently revealing a $350 price tag for the 16GB model.

Yet another leak, also in October, appeared to reveal the phone’s full spec list – it seems the Nexus 5 will launch with a 4.95-inch 1080p display, a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and an 8-megapixel camera. It’ll run Android 4.4 KitKat and come in two storage options, 16GB and 32GB.

With so much known about the phone prior to its launch, perhaps the only way Google’ll be able to surprise us is by simply putting it up online without any announcement whatsoever. Either that or sell it with a free orangutan.

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