The next iteration of Google's Nexus smartphone, tentatively termed Nexus 5 (2015), is being built by LG and Huawei. The launch date of these high-end devices has been a subject of intense rumours. Now, an apparent release date has surfaced.

As per a Cnet report, Google has scheduled an event for 29 September in San Francisco at which both the Nexus handsets will likely be launched. There would be two devices -- an LG-made version and another with a larger screen manufactured by China-based Huawei. Both are to run Google's latest Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). Google has yet to make an announcement.

Other key technical specs of the LG-manufactured Nexus 5 (2015) have also surfaced. It will feature a 5.2in display and a 13MP rear camera. Under the hood, the handset is rumoured to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC with 3GB RAM. A fingerprint sensor and USB Type-C connector are also predicted.

Google's Nexus 5 could compete with Apple's new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices. These phones are expected to be launched at an event to be held on 9 September in San Francisco.