Despite weeks of rumours to the contrary, it now looks like the Nexus 5 won’t land this month. But the good news is that more images of the phone have surfaced online to keep the Android faithful’s fires burning until it does show up.
Sourced by Techno Buffalo, which owes its scoop to Chinese site Weibo, a press render features what we’re assured is the Nexus 5 in a previously unseen shade of white. Until now, all snaps of the phone that have leaked online were of the black/gun-metal grey model.
A separately sourced image, this time from Underkg.com, shows the packaging for a white Nexus 5. This has been read as a sign that a white edition is ready to go and will likely launch alongside the standard black variant.
Last time around with the Nexus 4, Google held fire on the white take on the smartphone until several months after the black edition.
Billed as the ‘most leaked phone ever’ by some tech-watchers, the Nexus 5’s spec sheet is rumoured to include 4.95-inch IPS TFT display and an eight-megapixel rear camera.
A 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor is also said to be on board, as is 2GB of RAM, a 2,300mAh battery, 4G LTE support (which was missing from the Nexus 4) and 16GB and 32GB storage options.
As with pretty much all Nexus devices so far, it’ll also debut a new version of Android too. In this case it's KitKat, aka Android 4.4.
In line with its Nexus 4 strategy, Google is expected to sell its next own-branded effort at a cut-price, with the entry-level edition most likely going for not much shy of £250.