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The fifth-generation Nexus-branded smartphone will finally show its face today, it seems, ending months of drip-fed leaks around the handset.

Writing on his Google+ page, Artem Russakovskii of Android Police claims that trusted sources have told him to expect the Nexus 5, which was originally expected late last month, to land on October 31st.

He states: “Several previously reliable sources have confirmed that the Nexus 5 (I have no information about KitKat, sorry, just sticking to N5) launch is indeed scheduled for tomorrow, October 31st."

"The release should happen no later than 11am Pacific, but knowing Google, it's probably going to be between 8-8:30 and 10am. 11am is the worst case scenario."

In UK time, that means we should keep our eyes peeled between 3pm and 5pm today.

What’s not wholly clear is why Google doesn’t appear to be bothering with a big, bells-and-whistles launch event. But wags may well note that it may just be that the handset has been so extensively leaked that there’s nothing left for Google to reveal.

In case you haven’t been paying attention in recent weeks, though, reports suggest the Nexus 5’s spec sheet will take in a 4.95-inch IPS TFT display and an eight-megapixel rear camera.

A 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor is also in the running to feature, as is 2GB of RAM, a 2,300mAh battery, 16GB and 32GB storage options and 4G support.

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