Despite the rumors that LG would not be making the Nexus 5, which later turned out to be false due to various image leaks of the device by a Google employee, we can now report that the LG manufactured Nexus 5 will be announced this month, and launched most likely in the last week of October.
International Business Times reports that Google will announce the device on Oct. 14 and that Techradar, citing a source familiar with Google"s plans, said shipments will start soon after. Although the source didn"t mention a specific release date, they claimed that it will be in the same month indicating a last week of October launch.
The Nexus 5, which will start shipping in the UK, is expected to be sold for around £275 and other regions will follow soon after.
The device is also rumored to directly compete with the iPhone 5s, indicating that there will be a 64GB model with a powerful processor, something similar to the iPhone 5s" 64-bit A7 processor.
There"s also no expandable storage option according to recent image leaks, but this has yet to be confirmed. The Nexus 5 may also pack 4 GB RAM, in an attempt to create a "desktop-like experience". Previous reports suggested the device is said to feature a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920x1080px) IPS LCD display with an ultra-thin bezel, along with a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB or 3GB of RAM. A 13MP camera and 2700mAh battery.
There"s no word if the Nexus 5 will come with Android 4.4 "KitKat" preloaded, even if the recent image leaks seemed to suggest it.