From tech specs to a possible price tag, a lot of "details" about Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) upcoming Nexus 5 have been leaked over the past few weeks. The only thing about the handset that remains a mystery is its release date, and that too may soon be solved, according to a new leak on Sunday, which predicts the phone may arrive as early as this week.
Thanks to recently leaked photos and details purportedly of the Nexus 5, with even Google accidentally publishing product shots of the device on the Google Play Store, it can be assumed that the new handset is coming sooner than later. And, if @evleaks, the usually reliable tipster on Twitter, is to be believed, the wait for the Nexus 5 could be over by Friday, Nov. 1.
In a tweet on Sunday, @evleaks posted a new rendering of the Nexus 5, showing the device with a white back cover and a short but tantalizing message: “In white. 11/1.” However, it is unclear whether Nov. 1 would be the announcement date or the smartphone's retail launch.
Speculations about the Nexus 5’s availability have been around for quite some time now. For a while it looked like the device would be made official on Oct. 15, a date which eventually turned out to be a dud. A small Google Play event, scheduled for Oct. 24 in New York, was thought to take the wraps off the Nexus 5, but that too did not happen.
The most recent rumors about the Nexus 5 release date came on Thursday, when a report from MobileSyrup claimed that the device could be launched on the Google Play Store on Thursday, Oct. 31 -- a time-frame supported by Tech Crunch noting that it is “very likely that the Nexus 5 will make its grand debut at the end of the month.”
Rumors have it that the Nexus 5 is likely to feature a 5-inch 1080x1920 resolution screen, 443ppi pixel density, 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat and LTE connectivity. The device is also rumored to also feature 16GB and 32GB internal storage options, an 8-megapixel OIS rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front camera, near-field communication, wireless charging and a 2300mAh battery.
Finally, according to the device’s alleged brief appearance on the Google Play Store, the phone could be priced at $349 for the 16GB version.
A diehard lover of photography, Kukil Bora started his career as a Web journalist with a Bangalore-based media firm called “SiliconIndia” in 2010. After working there for a...