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Search engine giant, Google created a little flutter last night (on 17 October) by accidentally revealing the first official picture of the much anticipated Nexus 5 on Google Play Store.

The online store also revealed the 16GB model's price as $349 (almost ₹21,370) and carried a tag-line- "Capture the everyday and the epic in fresh new ways", reported CNET. Soon after the report went wild, Google pulled down the listing from the website. [To view the Nexus 5 snapshot, Click Here]

While it is not known if the American company's faux pas was an accidental or an intentional gimmick, it certainly has gained the attention of the technology world. This is the second such goof-up by the company. Last month, a Google employee was seen holding the unreleased Nexus smartphone during the Kit Kat statue unveiling ceremony at the company head-quarters. It is believed to be the first legitimate sighting of the Nexus 5.

The upcoming Nexus 5 reportedly sports a 5.0-inch display (4.97-inch, to be precise) full HD (1920x1080p) resolutions and is expected to run on the latest Android v4.4 Kit Kat OS.

Under-the-hood, the nexus 4 successor is said to pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core chipset, 2GB RAM, 8.0-megapixel main camera and a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Other interesting rumour circulating in the media is that Google might release 32GB Nexus 5 model with a bigger capacity (3000 mAh) and 16GB would ship with 2,300 mAh.

Google, however, is yet to officially confirm the rumoured specifications and hence these features will remain speculations until the Nexus 5 is officially unveiled.

Rumoured specifications of LG-Google Nexus 5 aka Hammerhead:

Model LG- Google Nexus 5 aka Hammerhead
Display 4.97-inch full HD display with 1080x1920p resolutions having pixel density of 442 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android v4.4 Kit Kat (build version KRS74H)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core processor (top CPU speed of 2.3GHz)
GPU Adreno 330
Storage 32GB and16GB
Camera Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, MEMS (MicroElectroMechanical System) technology, BSI sensor, f/2.4 apertureFront: 1.2-megapixel camera
Battery 2,300 mAh (16GB) and 3000 mAh (32GB)
Network 4G/LTE
Add-ons Dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, GPS, wireless charging ability
Dimensions 131.9 mm tall and 68.2 mm wide
Price 16GB-$349 (around ₹21, 370)