Black, white Nexus 5 shown in leaked press renders, launch tipped for November 1

October 27, 2013

Nexus 5 press image

More Nexus 5 press renders images have been posted online by a trusted leaker, who also suggested that the handset will be launched on November 1.

@evleaks took to Twitter to post two more images showing the LG Nexus 5, confirming that the handset will be available in both black and white, as previously rumored.

As you can see, the white model is similar to the one spotted recently on an alleged Nexus 5 retail box – only the back plate of the device is white, while the front is still black.

Furthermore, the same source posted a simple “11/1,” as a launch date, which is in line with a previous rumor that said the handset will start selling on October 31.

For what it’s worth, we’ll also point out the fact that these leaked images look very much with what MobileSyrup posted a few days ago (image below), saying at the time that the handset will be launched by Telus – those images show a Nexus 5 sporting the same wallpaper.

Telus Nexus 5

Of course, we’re not surprised to see these leaked images emerge, considering that the LG Nexus 5 wasn’t the best tech secret out there – much like its predecessor.

In fact, Google briefly listed the handset on the Google Play Store – intentionally or mistakenly – on the same day the Telus render appeared (top image).

We’ll be back with more Nexus 5 news in the following days, as we expect Google to finally unveil its brand new Android smartphone.

Comments

  • Alijah

    For some reason I feel inclined to actually believe this leak.

    • Tanner Hoyt

      Probably because it is from evleaks and they’re pretty reliable.

  • MasterMuffin

    As long as they have enough in stock they can launch it as late as they want (2013 still plz though :D)

    • Santeri

      Google Play Devices- section has also been spoken around that it will be coming to Finland soon ;) Get dem moneys ready!

      • MasterMuffin

        Yea I hope that rumor is true too!

      • Bjajjull

        If it comes to Finland but not Sweden I’ll eat my own dick.

        • MasterMuffin

          I’m waiting for a video of that ;D

    • Yonathan Winata

      If it so, i think it’s better they introduce the Nexus 5 and Kit Kat now. Just to introduce the new device and the new version android only.. Because, as i have seen for every new smartphone introducing event, there is a range between the introducing event and the launching event. So, maybe 2 or 3 weeks after the introducing event is enough for them to increase the nexus 5 stock and they can launch to play store or to retail store after that.

  • Shubham Singh

    Since the news of nexus 5 came out. Whenever i enter g on address bar of my chrome it shows gsmarena and a for androidauthority. Instead of g for google

  • Raj Sekhar

    I am waiting since one month for the nexus 5 to be released..if google doesnt release it by nov 1, i will buy a note 3

    • Sam Del Valle

      Good things come to those who wait

    • La Sal Famine de Valfund II

      Don’t….. Do……. That.

  • Ryu

    It keeps getting pushed slightly later…

    • Florian Eichhorn

      How can you push back a phone you have yet to present? it’s not google pushing the date back, it’s us believing every stupid leak

      • Ryu

        The rumored release dates keep going slightly later.

        • Florian Eichhorn

          Yeah, but I wouldn’t connect Google to these rumors. The 24th was really just people getting excited over a small press conference. Is there actually a single rumor that is based on what Google said?

          • Ryu

            I never connected Google to it at all. If Google said anything it would obviously not be a rumor.

            I also was not talking about the 24th, but rumors started at early-ish October first, then the 18th, and then the end of October, and now November 1st.

    • Geek

      AndroidSaS previously posted about the Nexus 5 November release date, You are too late

      http://www.androidsas.com/2013/10/rumor-nexus-5-and-android-44-are-not.html

      • Ryu

        What is your point? I am just saying that the rumored release date keeps becoming slightly later.

        • Geek

          Sorry Ryu .. I m commenting to u by mistake .. I want to told this to the androidauthority that the AndroidSaS has previously posted about the November release date

          • Ryu

            Ah, my bad as well, then.

    • Guest

      You cannot really say it is being pushed later since an official date has never been released by Google. The rumors are just getting later.

      • Ryu

        Yes, “it” is the rumored release date.

        • NeedName

          which isn’t a release date.

          • Ryu

            I never said release date.

  • trwb

    Google is going to push a lot of people to other phones if they don’t release this. I guess they don’t really care though.

    • NeedName

      Google has NEVER officially announced anything about this device, thus they aren’t doing it.

      • grumpyfuzz

        You are pretty dumb, just because they haven’t ‘said’ anything about the phone doesn’t mean it’s not coming out. If it wasn’t coming out, then we would see the Nexus 4 come back in stock. Which it hasn’t.

      • trwb

        When they supposedly put it up on Google Play by mistake it was not by mistake. They knew what they were doing.

  • Santeri

    Evleaks has been wrong on some occasions, but these dates are being rumored a lot with some sources being fairly trustworthy. We will see.

  • Cecil

    White soft touch plastic blacks? Not sure if thats a great idea, glass or glossy makes sense but soft touch might get dirty quick w/o a case.

  • Luka Mlinar

    This thing will cost around 500€ trough classified adds here. And it’s gonna happen only about 3 weeks after it’s released. Still worth it -_-

  • Paul K Deuster

    I am excited white is totally gonna be mine. Come on Google I need a new phone!!

  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/xSubZero SubZero

    I’m really worried about the battery. Hopefully KitKat has some battery sipping magic built into it.

    • 5and7

      I highly doubt 4.4 KitKat will have the miraculous overhaul (considering it’s built upon 4.0 Android architecture) needed to prevent the substantial power requirements needed for the 5.0″ Full-HD IPS LCD display. Sure, it might be better, but improvements will be marginal at best.

      Our only hope is a considerably larger battery (3,000 mAH). The rumored 2,300 mAH on the Nexus 5 is only slightly larger than the Nexus 4’s 2,100 mAH battery, which is widely known to be horrific in it’s performance.

      • br00tus

        It depends how they fine tune things around. My galaxy s3 would get horrible battery life with heavy usage. (3-6 hours average)

        My galaxy s4 barely grew in battery size. Has a bigger screen, 2. More cores, yet i average (12-16 hours average)

      • Mr T

        You’re full of crap, there’s no such thing as “Android 4.0 architecture” preventing LG and Google from greatly optimizing battery life. Just look at the G2 or Moto X. Also android has greatly improved battery consumption since 4.0. 4.2 to 4.3 provided a nice bump in battery life to nexus 4 users.

  • michael

    question someone may be able to answer…since Verizon opened that new band in some cities, will the nexus 5 work on Verizon?…I really want this phone…damn Verizon I hate you…

  • http://www.androidrootz.com/ Anuj Patel

    That white one is really nice looking!

  • Maher Salti

    Notice that the camera on the back of the white and black ones from evleaks both look different? the photo on the top of the black model looks the same as the white one from evleaks.. I supposed these are all rendered images but obviously I cannot confirm this :-)

  • Dee Lee

    Google try to get you all hype up and get all you advertising for them just like Apple everytimes they have a new products. They just want to make sure that they have enough sales before they release the Nexus 5. Google do all these leaks to get all the android fan on board to spread more rumors so they can get more attention, You all know that Google have the Nexus 5 and don’t want to release it yet. Google try to prove the points that they have the control market of android smartphone, but Google don’t. There are more better phone than Nexus 5 out there.

  • Guest

    Google try to get you all hype up and get all you advertising for them just like Apple everytimes they have a new products. They just want to make sure that they have enough sales before they release the Nexus 5. Google do all these leaks to get all the android fan on board to spread more rumors so they can get more attention, You all know that Google have the Nexus 5 and don’t want to release it yet. Google try to prove the points that they have the control market of android smartphone, but Google don’t. There are more better phone than Nexus 5 out there.

  • RanRu

    Is it just me, or does the Nexus 5 have a very slight booty curve when viewed from the side, similar to the HTC One S?

  • Cole Raney

    Ugh, I hate “white” phones where the color of the front is black, and the same for any other color. The back and front should be the same color, like on the black model.

  • Balraj

    Go die somewhere Google..I lost hope..the n7 2013 hasn’t reached India yet.by the time n5 reaches India..s5 would already be in our local market
    I’m passing on this device..

    • Cao Meo

      Obviously Indians do not buy many apps, this is all about Play Store for Google.

      • Balraj

        We have n4…it’s just not about apps..Indian also buy apps but not as much
        N5 is boring for me now..lost interest

  • Jhed

    We need this phone here in the Philippines :(( Pls Google..

  • JAMES

    how come on both black and white nexus 5 time is exactly 4:40? PHOTOSHOP

    • Cao Meo

      it’s 8:40 in black one

    • Alan

      Because it’s Android version 4.4 KitKat

  • Tarek Assaf

    How come the white model is black on the front, doesn’t make sense!

  • Huzaifa Fazal

    pls google start selling your products in malaysia as well!

  • Techyy

    Whats about these guys ? Its time to celebrate because I have Nexus 4

    http://www.androidsas.com/2013/10/samsung-galaxy-nexus-and-lg-nexus-4.html

  • Edwin Walker

    I wonder if they’ll make any other colours. It looks suited to the colourful back treatment that is so loved by Windows.

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