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White Nexus 5 Leak Says Launch on November 1

By - Source: via Evleaks (Twitter) | B 6 comments

Yet more evidence of the Nexus 5 hits the web with the latest information indicating that we may see the phone by the end of the week.

Google has yet to confirm the Nexus 5's existence in any official capacity but it looks like we could see the phone before the end of the week. The latest leak points to a white version of the new Nexus handset launching this coming Friday, November 1.

The leak stems from the photo below, which was tweeted by the @evleaks Twitter account. The picture shows a white version of the device we've come to recognize (from FCC documents and other leaks) as the upcoming Nexus 5. The caption tweeted alongside the photo says, "Coming 11/1." @evleaks today tweeted the second image, which it was sent by someone with access to the system at a big box retailer.

Last week the Nexus 5 appeared briefly in the Google Play store. Previous reports have mentioned a screen measuring five inches as well as talk of a Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2GB of RAM and, of course, Android KitKat. Thanks to leaked specs from earlier this month, we now know that the Nexus 5 will pack a 4.95-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS display, the aforementioned quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor (clocked to 2.3GHz), 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera with a 1.3-megapixel lens up front, the same OIS present on LG's G2, a 2300mAh battery, up to 32 GB of storage, and support for CDMA, GSM, WCDMA, and LTE. Rumors this month pointed to an October 28 unveiling, which is today, so it doesn't look like that will be happening. Given the phone has yet to be announced, we'd be surprised to see the white model released on Friday.

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    faximusy , October 28, 2013 12:47 PM
    I'm waiting for it. If the camera will be good as I hope, I could prefer it to all the others.
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    mman74 , October 28, 2013 5:29 PM
    Otacon, that's just you unfortunate opinion. The fact is that every major manufacturer including Apple are in the process of making 5+" screens. Granted, Apple haven't confirmed it, but there are enough rumours in the wind to know that your beloved Apple are going to launch one. And why not? Bigger screen real estate, is better for reading, surfing the web, watching movies, even playing games. And yes, they do fit in my pocket just fine for men and across Asia phablets are by far the biggest form factor for women who keep them in their handbags. If The Sony Z Ultra at 6.4" had a replaceable battery I would have bought that but as it is my Note 3 at 5.7 is just fine.
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    Darkk , October 28, 2013 7:58 PM
    Yep, my Note 2 fits fine in my pocket. Perfect screen size for me.
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    xpeh , October 28, 2013 8:40 PM
    My Nexus 7 fits in my pocket nice and snug. A phone 2 inches smaller is gonna be perfect
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    faximusy , October 29, 2013 12:29 AM
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    I love seeing these people with 5" smartphones. They look like hub caps on their hips..lol They should come with a backpack to carry them. Although I don't own one Blackberry's Q10 has a 4.2" screen which fits perfectly in your pocket. I can see maybe a 4.5" screen but anything larger in a smartphone is stupid.


    The same thing that I used to think about 4" before I had one with such display. Now I'm searching for 5"...
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    house70 , October 29, 2013 4:30 AM
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    I love seeing these people with 5" smartphones. They look like hub caps on their hips..lol They should come with a backpack to carry them. Although I don't own one Blackberry's Q10 has a 4.2" screen which fits perfectly in your pocket. I can see maybe a 4.5" screen but anything larger in a smartphone is stupid.

    It's OK, little boy. If/when you grow up you'll want one. Until then you have to be content with the little iToy your parents bought you, hence everything else is sour grapes. We understand.