Is this the first image of the Google Nexus 5?
posted by Ray S. / Aug 19, 2013, 7:05 AM
Though they are still to get some mainstream prominence, the Nexus devices by Google hold great appeal for tech-savvy users who enjoy the clean Android experience and immediate software support. That is why we're covering the news about every new Nexus smartphone or tablet with great excitement, and today we're especially pleased to report that the very first image of the Nexus 5 by LG might have leaked, courtesy of an unnamed LG tester.
According to Dutch publication TechTastic, the above image reveals the back of the Google Nexus 5. As you know, most unofficial sources claim that the Nexus 5 will be based on LG's new flagship, the G2. While it doesn't show us much, this photo fits nicely with the rumors that the G2's rear buttons will be moved to their usual place on the left hand side of the Nexus 5. Interestingly, there seems to be a smaller button above the volume rocker of the Nexus 5, which might serve as a power/lock key, or why not even a mute switch similar to the one on the iPhone.
The source also provides some intriguing facts about the specs sheet of the handset, claiming that the G2's Snapdragon 800 will make way for the Snapdragon 600, while the 13MP camera of LG's upcoming flagship is said to be scaled down to 10 megapixels, all of which is supposed to allow Google to keep the price of the Nexus 5 as close as possible to the level of affordability presented by last-year's Nexus 4.
What's even more interesting is that the Nexus 5 is said to introduce the next major Android update - 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Of course, details about what Google's new mobile OS is going to offer are pretty much nonexistent for the moment, which means this is as much as we can give you right now, but fear not - we're sure that it won't be long before we know more about the Nexus 5 and Android Key lime Pie.
source: TechTastic (translated)
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Check the gap around the buttons, the rear doesn't seem like a good fit. Maybe its a nondisclosure case
posted on Aug 19, 2013, 9:39 AM 3
Plastic is trending nowadays whether you like it or not.
posted on Aug 19, 2013, 7:14 AM 13
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But this is glossy plastic which look cheap
posted on Aug 19, 2013, 7:19 AM 35
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its aluminium that's trending not plastic! Plastic is used in almost every mobile phones since the dawn of mobile phones. Its because unfortunately people have started giving visual appearance an upper-hand over durability. (High quality) Plastic is even used in sports car. Its lighter, better shock absorber and more stronger than aluminium. Its the implementation that matters. Just look at Lumia devices !
posted on Aug 19, 2013, 7:22 AM 9
Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011
For looks and feel aluminum or glass beats plastic. For strength/durability and looks carbon fiber or Kevlar like used by Moto is far superior to plastic. Open wheel race cars use carbon fiber, Nascar now uses carbon fiber along with sheet metal for their bodies. Plastic does not reign as superior in any category but cheaper for manufacturers, granted Nokia' polycarbonate plastic is a susceptible higher quality than that used by Samsung and LG.
posted on Aug 20, 2013, 10:36 AM 0
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Nexus prototypes usually have Google branding on the back. this looks more like an LG phablet in the making.
posted on Aug 19, 2013, 7:15 AM 11
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My new nexus 7 only has ASUS and Nexus branding, so the Nexus 5 should have Nexus and LG.
posted on Aug 19, 2013, 9:03 AM 0
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Plastic looks cheap and specs look awesome..
posted on Aug 19, 2013, 7:20 AM 4
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here a solution buy a case
posted on Aug 19, 2013, 7:45 AM 2
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What if consumer don't want to pay extra money for a case? What if consumer don't want to use a case? Why consumer should pay his hard earned money and after that go and search for an solution? (rhetorical questions)
posted on Aug 19, 2013, 8:11 AM 1
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