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New Google Nexus 5 smartphone coming 1 November, says notorious leaker

A new Nexus 5 smartphone? Coming soon?

That shouldn't come as much of a surprise, given that the voracious rumour-mongering surrounding Google's next smartphone — featuring Android 4.4 KitKat — has all but spelled out every last detail of the to-be-launched device.

In fact, we've already been through a few potential "launch windows" but, as rumours sometimes go, these passed-up launch dates have only served to tighten future rumours regarding when the smartphone might really, actually see the light of day.

So, we're on the home stretch now, right?

At least, that seems to be what famed smartphone detail leaker @evleaks is saying. A new Twitter message posted to evleaks' account shows off a front and back shot of the LG Nexus 5 smartphone, with a somewhat-cryptic "In white. 11/1" message appended to the shot.

Is that the actual launch date for Google's new device? Possibly. As Engadget's Sean Buckley notes, it does go a bit hand-in-hand with the recent leak of the allegedly official product page for the Nexus 5 itself – which is to say, surely Google wouldn't have an official Google Play page for the smartphone on standby if it had no intention to launch it anytime in the near future (stressing near).

We're speculating, of course, but it's hard to not add up all the little details as far as these new product releases are concerned. Here's another one: This coming Tuesday marks the official one-year anniversary of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 announcements. Whether that means Google plans to announce the Nexus 5 around that time and launch it on 1 November, or perhaps just officially announce the phone on 1 November and launch it at some point after, is anyone's guess. Still, the next week or so seems like as good a week as any for some official, Nexus-themed news.

If all this product release speculation bores you, then let's switch gears for a minute and chat specs. According to the latest batch of rumours – including that which was seen on the aforementioned (and now taken down) product page for the Nexus 5 on the Google Play store – it's expected that the smartphone will command a $349 (£216) asking price for the 16GB iteration of the device.

As for what's inside the phone, current rumours point to a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 16GB or 32GB of storage, 2GB of memory, an 8-megapixel camera, and a 2,300mAh battery. The device's 4.95in screen is expected to support a full 1080p resolution.