Although not the bestseller on the market, Google's Nexus brand has now garnered an image of affordable, but quality, top of the line products that run the stock Android experience, just the way Mountain View intended it. And now, with a bunch of newly-released contenders that shoved the prematurely aged Nexus 4 into the mid-range, the hype surrounding the expected, purportedly LG-assembled, Nexus 5 is ramping up, turning the upcoming Google phone into the next superstar we'll be anxiously expecting.
It all started with the usual rumors, but Google managed to light the fuse on the interwebs with their video showing off the unveiling of the customary Android statue, commemorating the upcoming launch of the KitKat-flavored iteration. Despite pulling the video off shortly thereafter, things haven't been the same since, and we have got to wonder whether that was one of them so-called controlled leaks – a practice companies have been known to make use of.
Either way, now that we've also seen a suspiciously similar device make a round through the FCC, sporting a 5-inch diagonal and measuring in at 131.9x68.2mm, we actually have a good deal of information to go off on, as far as renders in general, and the one below in particular, are concerned. Apart from the upgraded real estate, the upcoming Nexus (if all this proves to be real) will feature a body that is both narrower and shorter than its predecessor, with really thin bezels – a trend we've already seen with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the LG G2 (on which we've heard the Nexus 5 will be based).
So what do you say, folks, excited?
UPDATE: We've added another two well-made renders for your viewing pleasure.