Is this the first image of the Google Nexus 5?

Is this the first image of the Google Nexus 5?

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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59 Comments

1. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Plastic vs glass?

29. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Check the gap around the buttons, the rear doesn't seem like a good fit. Maybe its a nondisclosure case

46. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Yeah, it looks a little more rectangular compared to past Nexi; I wouldn't .mind it more rectangular. I wouldn't doubt if it was a nondisclosure case

52. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

I like stock android's ui but dislike the fact there are no camera filters

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Plastic? Is that you?

3. Tcool unregistered

Plastic is trending nowadays whether you like it or not.

5. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

But this is glossy plastic which look cheap

24. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Exactly, plastic doesn't have to look cheap or ugly, but when it's plain and glossy like that, it does.

49. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Well nokia has glossy one which lukd gud.they shuld learn something, polycarbnate of lunia 620 is better

7. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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 !

11. troutsy

Posts: 375; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Very few plastics have higher strength than Aluminum.

15. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

but this doesnt look like the one stronger than aluminum

26. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

bet at least they reduce the chances of you getting electrocuted

30. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

To low voltage inside the phone.

53. RomeoJDR

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.

56. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

I don't think Aluminum is trending. The iPhone and HTC One are Alumium , the others are plastic except for the xperia z which is glass.

4. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Nexus prototypes usually have Google branding on the back. this looks more like an LG phablet in the making.

19. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

and they usually have the "nexus" branding too.

27. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

My new nexus 7 only has ASUS and Nexus branding, so the Nexus 5 should have Nexus and LG.

42. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Nexus prototypes have "with Google" branding. PROTOTYPES, not the final products.

54. JojoGo101

Posts: 211; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

Oh, i'm sorry.

6. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Plastic looks cheap and specs look awesome..

16. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

here a solution buy a case

20. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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)

22. lovefist unregistered

not everyone uses a case for their phone. I, for one prefer my phones naked =D

23. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I also. :)

36. Pancoon

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

Perverts..... :P

38. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Because of his comment or because of his nicke name? :D

41. Pancoon

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

The comment. XD

47. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Hey, I like my phones how I like my women; naked with a curved backside ;)

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