LG’s new Nexus 5 isn’t exactly a secret. We’ve already seen leaked renders and even an alleged photo of the rumored smartphone. We still don’t know when the device will actually launch, though a new report claims to reveal Google’s planned release date.
According to Korean site MKPost, the LG Nexus will arrive on September 29, which is about a month earlier than recent Nexus smartphones launched last year. The rumored release date comes from an anonymous source who apparently leaked accurate information for the original Nexus 5 back in 2013. The leaker also notes that the device will be available in Korea as well as the U.S. and other typical launch countries right off the bat.
We’re expecting the new Nexus 5 to pack a 5.2-inch display with a Quad HD resolution, a Snapdragon 808 processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, 3GB of RAM, USB-C and wireless charging. It should also ship running Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, making it one of the first devices to run Google’s latest mobile operating system.
Rumor has it Google will also announce a second, larger Nexus phone from Huawei at the same time, though it’s possible the alleged stock Android phablet could arrive a bit later. The device is expected to pack a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a 21-megapixel camera, a 3500mAh battery, a high-end Snapdragon chip, USB-C, wireless charging and Android 6.0.