Nexus 5 leaks continue: White version outed, Nov. 1 teased

New pictures of the Google smartphone come courtesy of EV Leaks, which has an established track record of posting pictures of devices ahead of their launch.

The not-so-mysterious Nexus 5 rears its head again.

The latest leak comes from @EVLeaks, which has generated a decent track record of posting pictures of devices ahead of their launch. It features a tweet showing a white version of Google's latest pure-Android smartphone, clad in white with a black front side.

The tweet also mentions November 1, in a possible hint of a launch date. There's no additional detail, so it's unclear if that means Google will unveil the phone on that day, if it will be available on Google Play on that date, or both. Previous rumors had pegged October 31 as the launch day.

Interest in the Nexus 5 has picked up with a steady stream of leaks purporting to offer information about Google's next flagship smartphone. Like the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5 is manufactured by LG under Google's guidance. The Nexus phones have slowly gained in popularity, with Android fans gravitating toward them because they include the latest version of Android. The next version, Android 4.4, is named KitKat.

Beyond the latest software, the Nexus phones, starting with the Nexus 4, had another advantage: price. The original price of the Nexus 4 was $350 unlocked, which compared favorably to a flagship smartphone like the iPhone 5S, which retails for $650 without a contract. The Nexus 5 is expected to be similarly competitively priced.

CNET has contacted Google for comment, and we'll update the story when the company responds.

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