It's a Hallowe'en miracle. Finally... finally... LG has announced the Google Nexus 5, putting to an end the speculation on what may be the most exhaustively leaked smartphone in history.
Rumours surfacing earlier today hinted the announcement was coming at 6pm UK time, and it turns out they were spot on, with the Nexus 5 available to buy immediately on Google Play.
So let's pretend this is all new and we haven't been nattering on about the Nexus 5 since all the way back in January.
Talking specs, the Nexus 5 brings a 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, a 4.95in full HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage, 8MP/1.3MP cameras, a 2300mAh battery and – of course – Android 4.4 KitKat.
Hardware-wise, it's very much an evolution on the existing Nexus 4, bringing Google's own-brand smartphone range into line with other leading handsets. Where it leaves them behind, though – for the time being at least – is the presence of Android 4.4, which brings improved Google services and – apparently – optimised resource use for better performance.
Best of all, it's on sale immediately on Google Play in the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, Korea and Japan, with physical retailers to get on board in mid-November.
The 16GB model is going for £299 (SIM-free, obviously), while the 32GB effort costs £339. Both can be had in either black or white.
However, while the rest are listed as shipping within 1-2 business days, the 16GB model in black supposedly only “leaves warehouse on 8 November”. No idea why, but it's a shame considering it'll probably be the most popular of the four options.