New smartphone rumors don't get serious until the packaging is revealed, right? Well, get excited: boxes apparently destined to house the new Nexus 5 have popped up online.
Okay, so pictures of boxes aren't exactly the most interesting of leaks but if they are genuine then it signals another important step towards the Nexus 5 getting into our hands.
The photos of the boxes have apparently come from Canada and were posted on the Neogaf forum by 'Junior Mint' - although the user's clarification of their source is hardly the most compelling.
When quizzed on the source, Junior Mint's response read: "Dude on a local Canadian forum I visit works for LG Canada. Posted these as proof." Hmm.
Nexus 5 camera says cheese
As well as potential Nexus 5 boxes, images have also shown up online apparently snapped on Google's next smartphone.
Looking at the EXIF data on the shots the Nexus 5 name is clearly shown, along with an 8MP resolution and HDR mode.
While it's difficult to tell if the snaps are genuine, they were posted on the search giant's Google+ social network by its own employees which gives the leaks slightly more credence.
More interestingly though some of these images have now disappeared from various Google+ pages - has Google has a word with some of its employees? Maybe.
We're still waiting for Google to launch the LG-made Nexus 5, with the latest rumors pointing towards November 5.