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Google Nexus 5 revealed by Canadian carrier

A Canadian carrier has become one of the first to reveal details on the still unreleased Google Nexus 5 that is expected to arrive at some point in the coming days.

Wind Mobile launched a pre-registration page for the new device with a high-resolution image alongside a detailed list of specifications whilst dubbing the new device “the smart, new phone made to capture the moments that matter”, The Verge reports.

The specifications listed on the mobile operator’s Facebook page follow those mentioned elsewhere with a 4.95in 1080p display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage.

It has an 8-megapixel rear facing snapper with a 1.3-megapixel one on the front, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity with Wi-Fi, microUSB and the device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.

As far as the dimensions are concerned it weighs in at 130g and measures 137.84mm x 69.17mm x 8.59mm with ceramic power and volume buttons. The Wind Mobile pre-registration screen came with no date on when the device will be available to customers.

Earlier rumours have pegged the release date at various points over the last month or so and the latest reports point to a date of 1 November, which carries an extra label of authenticity due to the notorious leaker that released the details.

This came after Google accidentally released details on the device on its Play Store, which showed the 16GB version of the device costing $349 [£216] before it was taken down just minutes later.

The Nexus 5 will be the second smartphone manufactured by LG for Google and is likely to build on the success of a device that was regularly sold out on the Google Play Store and one of the most competitively priced handsets available.