Rumor Mill: Google’s Nexus 5 to be Released on October 30th

There’s no denying that Google came up with a phone that’s worth every buck with the Nexus 4. It’s got impressive specs for the display and the hardware, and it sports a sleek design on the outside too. Forgive me if I sound biased, but it’s the second smartphone that I got and after making the switch from iOS, I’m finding that it meets most of my expectations and more. 

But will Google raise the bar and do it again with the Nexus 5? The phone hasn’t been released yet, but speculation is running high regarding its specs and release date. Rumor is that Google will be unveiling their latest smartphone by the end of the month, as a case for the device was recently spotted on Amazon’s Italian site.

The release date? October 30th. It makes sense for the case to be released on the same day as the phone, right? So that’s what a lot of people out there are going with.

As for rumored specs, the Nexus 5 will most likely run Android KitKat (which has October 28th as its speculated release date) and sport a 5-inch full HD 1080p display. It’ll have the usual connectivity features such as WiFi, 3G, and 4G, which you can take advantage of by taking out a good plan. It doesn’t have to be an expensive one, since the phone will be a tad pricier than its predecessor at $299 (for 16GB) and $399 (for 32GB). In fact, you can check coupon sites for deals from telcos. For example, if you prefer AT&T and a contract offering high-speed Internet (plus phone and TV), then you can check for AT&T U-Verse coupons. If you’re looking for plans with just 3G or 4G offerings, then there are sites with deals for those, too.

Other rumored specs include: 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snadragon 800 processor, and a bevy of sensors including an accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity, light, and barometer. Unfortunately, one thing it won’t have is a card slot.

The price for the Nexus 4 took a dip a few months ago with the Nexus 5’s impending release. The former’s specs pretty much hold up until now (at least, for me), so you might want to get that instead because the savings are pretty hard to ignore.