Plenty of rumors abound about Google's upcoming Nexus 5 (2015), but none of those appear to be taking shape just yet.

However, it is likely we will not be waiting for long before these rumors get confirmed or debunked, as yet another rumor coming out of GeekSnack says the new Nexus 5 could possibly be launched in August, along with the release of the final build of Android M.

The report cites an anonymous source who says that a joint launch of a new Nexus device and Android M is a "sure thing." However, the source does not confirm whether the new device that will apparently become the standard bearer for Google's latest version of its mobile platform will actually be the new Nexus 5.

The source also couldn't confirm if Google was partnering with LG and Huawei to build two versions of the device, but another source cited by Android Pit claims LG is already working on the smaller version of the Nexus 5. Android Pit's source also says, unlike earlier Nexus devices, the Nexus 5 (2015), if that is what it will be called, will not take after its manufacturer's Android flagship.

The first Nexus 5, whose popularity the new device is piggybacking on, is based on the LG G2, while the older Nexus 4 was a modified version of the LG Optimus G. It was the massive Nexus 6 that broke the tradition and it seems that the new Nexus is following suit.

Exactly what kind of specs are we expecting for the new Nexus? GeekSnack says Google is scaling back from six inches to a 5.3-inch device that runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810, possibly the newer version that doesn't have overheating problems, and 3 GB of RAM. It will come in 64 GB and 128 GB variants and will have a 16-megapixel rear camera and a five-megapixel wide-angle camera in front.

The site also says that a source close to Google's engineering team claims a "major design improvement," namely the use of resistant carbon fiber to build a more durable body and a fingerprint sensor placed on the back of the device. GeekSnack says the phone will feature wireless charging, fast charging and support for USB Type-C.

With Google set to release the third preview of Android M in late July before the software's final build, we may very well see a new Nexus device to wave the flag for Android M when Google launches its latest platform in August. If this device is actually the Nexus 5 (2015), we still can't know for sure.

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