LG Nexus images surface: Optimus G-like design, on-screen buttons

LG Nexus images surface: Optimus G-like design, on-screen buttons
We’ve been hearing so much about the allegedly upcoming LG Nexus - similar to the LG Optimus G, coming with wireless charging, and all sorts of rumors - but now we finally have what seems like legitimate pictures of the next Nexus device.

Indeed, the LG Nexus has a back cover very similar to the one on the Optimus G, but at the front it’s almost identical to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. So overall, it looks like a crossover device, a combination of the two. The LG Nexus carries the Mako codename, which aligns with previous rumors, and runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

The camera with LED flash and the loudspeaker are situated on the back, but all of this might change in the final unit, and this is clearly an early prototype, if not only for the “not for sale” label.

Interestingly, an FCC filing reveals that the LG Nexus supports T-Mobile and AT&T HSPA frequencies, but there is no LTE support. Hopefully, that’s an international version that’s surfaced and the U.S. one would have 4G LTE. Check out the pictures below to see the device for itself, how do you like it?

source: Android Central, Baraholka

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  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)



1. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

now this guy just look like a galxay nexus but thats the series for pure android right so hope all the best for google android and i wonder how sony version of nexus would look like?

10. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Hoping for a one looking like the Xperia Arc with a mix of NXT design elements - I would like to see how that turns out to be. I'm excited for the HTC One :D, Samsung would probably go curved screen again.

23. soshi

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

Yup,I hope arc design with the three buttons replaced with notification light but the shape like the button.

27. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I am looking forward to the HTC 5" monster nexus hopefully with a One X kind of design...the One X in my opinion is the best looking phone

29. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

it's not going to be a Nexus. it has capacitive buttons and the HTC logo is printed on the front panel. the signs are clear.

33. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

aw man...just...let me enjoy the moment while it lasts bro :) hmmm...you're right though but I am still waiting for that monster to release...and there's just something about htc phones...they fascinate!

34. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

they do. Sense 4+ combined with Jellybean's project butter seems promising if you are not crazy about stock android and timely updates. i would wait and see how the battery holds out though.

46. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

right on. I mean having a 1080p screnn with 44o ppi is going to take its toll but hey who knows...maybe they have optimized the screen so that it doesn't strain the battery....wishful thinking?

50. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

Yes the early "leaked" images of the phone have captive buttons. But that is an early unit, plus we don't even know if that is the actual device. I will bet it's a Nexus. I know someone that is fairly high up in Verizon and has actually seen it and held it. He played that whole "I can not confirm nor deny but what I hope it has is...." and what I've got from him is it will be a pure google phone with the name Nexus 5 and is currently reffered to within Verizon as the Incredible X to throw people off from the Nexus part.

30. paulislegend

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

Can we move forward with phone design, PLEASE. This. phone. is. underwhelming. Google needs to stop with this getting OTHER people to design their phones crap and put together a team of the best industrial designers they can and DESIGN a great looking phone. THIS IS WHERE APPLE OUTSHINES THEM.

52. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

well not really, as apple have stopped designing and just adapting there previous design which destroys the original. i agree we need some revolutionary new designs in phones. the lumia 920 is a great design, taken from the n9 that doesn't get the credit it should

31. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Did I say it or did I say it? Android 4.1.2. lol NOT 4.2!

51. inertiatic

Posts: 34; Member since: May 29, 2012

Maybe that was the latest version that was fully ready when the pics were taken, and they are still putting the finishing touches on 4.2? Idk.

54. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I hope so. That would be GREAT! +1

39. Aaron_R96 unregistered

Seeing all these leaks about the LG nexus makes me worry that the '5' Nexus' rumour was just that, a rumour, I was excited to see a Sony and HTC Nexus aswell as having 5 different Nexus' to choose from!

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

meh...the back looks okay although i dislike how the Camera Sensor is positioned but the front side turns me off. i'm not a fan of chrome accents.

8. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

they still got a little more creative than Samsung though. Maybe the White one may look better. Don't like the Chrome too.

22. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Either way, the front of this phone is just ridiculously sexy. I want.

35. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

This probably isn't the final design, or at least I hope it isn't. And if it is, may Motorola, Sony, or HTC be there to save us on the design front with their Nexus... If LG is the only Nexus manufacturer, well then... S**t.

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

o wow....this is nice! :)

4. Raj92

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

look good.........

5. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Current galaxy nexus looks much better to me.

14. MeoCao unregistered


15. daymler

Posts: 12; Member since: May 09, 2012

same here! :))


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

And me 2.

6. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 555; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

The version is 4.1.2 .So its a minor update over 4.1.1.

9. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Probably - but 4.1 is still great and more advanced in generations than iOS 6. Haha.

37. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Yea looks that way. Probably makes it more stable. Hope it adds group text in the native text app, though, like iMessage. I really need that, and rather not use 3rd party apps to use it.

7. MeoCao unregistered

This is flat like iPhone, not a good design.

38. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Who cares about design, lol. All the phones now have similar designs. It's the inside that counts.

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