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LG Nexus 4 press render leaks out: is it real?

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LG Nexus 4 press render leaks out: is it real?
After LG confirmed Google will be bringing its Nexus 4 to its event on October 29th to show to everyone, and after numerous leaks showing us every inch of the device, the only thing that seemed to be missing is the official press renders.

And now they are out. Leaked on Twitter, you can see what is very likely to resemble the final LG Nexus 4 in its full glory.

On the back, the matrix-like Crystal Reflection pattern proudly holds the Nexus name in huge letters. The front of the device remains buttonless like the Galaxy Nexus, and if you could only see only its anterior side you could easily mistake it for Samsung’s last year’s Nexus. They are that similar.

On the sides we have the volume rocker, lock key and a micro SIM card holder.

Not much changed, right? If we had to dig a bit deeper for the tiniest of changes, we’d have to point out that the battery indicator is now also showing percentage points for how much charge you have left. The clock is also in the center of the notification bar. Nice little touches, if true. 

But there are also two supposedly weather indicators showing 92 (probably degrees) and that looks very, very suspicious. The new positions of the clock and the battery indicator might be nice, but we're not sure that they are real. So is this the real image? We'd say not likely

Feel free to look at the image below from every angle and don’t hesitate to hit us with your thoughts about it in the comments below.

source: @evleaks

LG Nexus 4 press render leaks out: is it real?

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posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:50 23

1. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Looks pretty sharp, but being LG makes me hesitant

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:06 3

9. MeoCao (unregistered)

LG is not good at sofware, but this phone software is taken care of by Google. But I have reservation about the screen, Even if it's as good as Optimus G it's still worse than One X.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:14

27. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Yeah software for LG is nightmare. when I was working vzw tier 2 tech I dreaded LG software updates. For a month or 2 after was a mess.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 15:43

40. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

why is it worse than the One X, it is S-LCD 2 after all which is the same as One X and I can only wish that when they make the official announcement they say its an S-LCD 3 panel...that would be awesome

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 21:42

53. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

i LOVE the back design but the @ leaks thing i dint like, unless that's the name of the website PA got their info from and just implanted their logo on the phone

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 21:45 1

54. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

Now that im looking at the interesting stories bar thing on the bottom, i only see ipad pics and news on there!! that is just messed up!
(if you don't believe me scroll down all the way)

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:20 14

10. a1000smiles4u (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)

LG is good for microwave ovens washing machine and ac not mobile...
Wish Google had opted htc or Sony

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:22

21. Synack (Posts: 682; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

They've been workin on this thing for a while. July 25th says the baseball game.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:05 1

30. The.Dark.Knight.Rises (banned) (Posts: 72; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

This phone is uglier than hell!!!!!

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 17:12

46. dodo1234 (Posts: 40; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)

is ugly ur nickname? cuz it looks awesome to me. most ppl, like myself included, put a case on the their phone, the front looks great just like its predecessor.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 17:20 2

47. Evil.Bunny (Posts: 41; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

Certainly better looking than you.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 16:35

43. metalpoet (unregistered)

Im seeing a pattern with the nexus phones, they are all looking about the same. give me something revolutionary or sexy looking :)

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:50 2

2. cretinick (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)

For me, the only questions that remains are: "This phone will be sold in my country?" If yes "When?" and "How much?"

If the answer for the first question is "No", then the second question will be: "Why God, Why?!?!?!"

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:56 1

6. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

God is a CEO now?

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:55

17. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

Lmao .. same here. But the other day I read that LG would launch it in India by end of Nov. only thing concerns me is How Much ? if its arround $450 (INR 24000 approx.) then I would surely get it. But if its over $500 then I might have to wait untill next NeXus.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:41

36. cretinick (Posts: 148; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)

I'm from Brazil. LG usually launch all the phones here. But we have some problems with the "Nexus" branding (legal rights from other company). The only Nexus that came officially here, was the Galaxy Nexus, but renamed to Galaxy X.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:51 5

3. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)

I think it is fake. It shouldn't have "Nexus" written on the back. It should be Google or the Nexus Colorful Symbol.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:53 5

4. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

and why is that ? LOL

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:06 1

8. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

the Nexus 7 had it. it might be Google trying to popularize the Nexus name. it seems very legit. remember when the Nexus 7 press renders leak out to prior to the announcement? after all the details look precise especially the crystal back.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:51

29. mad5870 (Posts: 60; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

I think it seems legit.

You have to remember though this is one render out of how many? For all we know this could be the first or even the 100th.

I like the look of this one. but i really wish the rumor about there being multiple nexus devices would be true.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 09:56 4

5. Aeires (unregistered)

I hope it's real, love the look to the back. Looks very similar to my GNex, wondering if it will fit in my car dock. Never thought I'd be interested in a LG phone but this one has my attention right now, pending what comes out on the 29th.

Left notification could be any number of apps that have alerts. I wouldn't put too much stock in that, especially when screen images are commonly simulated.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:02 2

7. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

I've never had an LG phone before. To be honest LG have never entered my mind when looking for a new phone but after seeing the reviews of the Optimus G and this being official unveiled next week I think LG are a definite contender for my next phone.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:32 1

11. JM123 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

fake guys! :P
two weather notifications? :P

also check the latest post by @evleaks ...that shows only 1 weather icon and also time on the right hand side ...

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:36

12. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

Enter the Nexus

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:45 8

13. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

You guys are being a bit too harsh on LG. Let the phone come out, then we'll judge. Do you forget 10 years ago Apple was no where as powerful as it is today? Neither was Samsung. People used to make fun of the Korean market. Now they are competing equally, if not beating the other markets, especially the Japanese.

Remember those Kia's 10 years ago? Look at the Optima now.

Enough said.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:47 1

14. redmd (Posts: 1367; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

fake just fake. but a quad core nexus wow.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:48 1

15. Lboogey6 (Posts: 281; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

Is it me or are on screen buttons nut all that necessary? Idk just feel like it takes up space just a thought not getting the phone

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:00

18. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

you can always remove on screen buttons if you are ROOTED.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 10:54 1

16. jan25 (Posts: 470; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

fake, the Nexus logo doesn't seem to be effected by the shadow. 2 weather indicators and the battery percentage is very tiny.. unconvincing.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 11:00 4

19. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

you guys are silly..

1) its a render, not an actual photo.

2) the "2 weather icons". This isnt iOS guys. If he has more than one app running that tracks weather (Google Now and Beautiful Widgets for example), it is possible to have more than one alert. It could also just be a silly photoshop mistake.

Chill out.

I dunno, I think it makes the phone look nicer than it has since all the leaks started coming out... less... ugly. lol.
It's my prime phone replacement choice at the moment, as long as reviews dont come out trashing it.

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