More Nexus 5 images appear, this time from Russia

More Nexus 5 images appear, this time from Russia
It seems like more and more people around the world are getting their hands on prototype/pre-release versions of the upcoming Google Nexus 5, but we still have no idea when the device will be officially announced, and we also don't know when it will be released. This new set of pics comes all the way from Russia, where someone has the Nexus 5 and took a few shots of the outside for us.

The device looks much like it has in other leaks so far. It looks to have a matte rubberized plastic backing that apparently loves to build up fingerprints and smudges. Also a bit disconcerting about these new pics is the state of the Nexus logo on the back of the device. It looks like it has been put through hell, and the logo is faded and definitely not looking so good. Although, at least the logo is there, unlike the earlier prototype we saw in the 7-minute video over the weekend.

Otherwise, there really isn't much new about these pics. But, with this many leaks coming each day, we have to hope that the official reveal will be happening soon. Given that Google hasn't sent out invitations or anything, it seems unlikely that tomorrow's rumored event is going to happen, unless Google wants to make the announcement without a big event. Google doesn't have its Nexus presenter Hugo Barra anymore, but we still expect the company's flagship phone to get a proper announcement. 


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Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)

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33 Comments

1. improv

Posts: 96; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

The anticipation gives me a mini-adrenalish rush.

5. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Thaat izz maay fon.

2. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

From where do they have early acces to phone?

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Maybe Google send out sample devices for Google offices or resellers and workers leaked it (just an assumption).

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Can the phone be announced already?

4. Rongocook

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 20, 2013

My brother from another mother has the nexus 5! Above showing off.

6. Gulenkov

Posts: 50; Member since: May 15, 2013

Amazing design! Looks exactly like the new Nexus 7. But, i'm a happy owner of Nexus 4 and i don't want to chang eit even for Nexus 5))

12. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

My Nexus 4 still has plenty of fight left in it. I just want 4.4 badly.

27. Feanor

Posts: 1379; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Amazing design? Guys, are you kidding me?

7. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

That is one niceeeeee phone.....it mine hands off b!tches!!!!

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Nexus 7 2013 had a cheap logo too that is apparently just a sticker. This is probably the same so better put a case on this sticker asap.

10. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

I have a nexus 7 2013 and the logo is not a sticker

22. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Mine is not a sticker. You can feel indentation and you definitely can't peel it! :)

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

There is an indentation but their might be a sticker in that indentation. I haven't tried to peel it off just in case it is a sticker but I am positive that just an indentation doesn't leave gunk that you can't clean with a micro fiber cloth or a lens blower. Something is sticking there. Looks like a sticker starting to her dirty.

28. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Sorry you experience such problems. Obviously, myself and other people here were lucky enough to get a non-stickered Nexus.

9. ryshard84

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

If sombody got Nexus 5 with android 4.4 on board why those people always do the photos which not showing anything we already know ? Why dont make a video insted off few photos ? Or that french guy showing his prototype of nexus 5 ok he shows the phone but all the rest was poor turning on apps what everybody got on theirs phones right now ! WTF O think the best what we can do just wait :-( Thanks google for leting us know about realse date

13. Quito92

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

Dumb question...how does one go about getting alerts from google for the announcement of the nexus 5? i mean does google send out notifications when they launch a new prouct or do i need to sign up somewhere lol..

14. Kitkat_4.4

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The charger doesn't look like that of nexus 4 or any kind of that :P is he using some old nokia's xpress music charger?

15. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

That' it releaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase it.... imma go zoidberg on you brwarghlbrlbrhlbrhlr

16. Android4Ever

Posts: 89; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

Why couldn't this dude wipe the the Egg Foo young sauce and what not off the phone before taking the pics?

17. Darth_Muffin

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 06, 2013

I have had enough! Everybody stand back... I'm going to use my powers of the DARK SIDE to convince Google to release the new Nexus 5 (or 4?) now. (In Darth Vaders voice) - Google... I am your father... :D...

33. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

LOL... That insane but great one.. I hope Google listens 2 u

18. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Here is the article that shows that the logo are stickers, at least in my first batch. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Is-there-a-problem-with-the-build-quality-of-the-new-Nexus-7_id45770 To the people that say that theirs is not a sticker 100% positive? Because mine has some gunk in the logo that I will pick out if it's not a sticker. If it is, I'll just leave it.

23. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

You should stop buying Chinese knock-offs.

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Um it's not. From Staples. And the proof is in that link that these logo problems exist.... Just because you are too retarded to notice problems on HTC and non HTC devices it doesn't mean observant people like myself doesn't notice them....

29. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Yeah, it just might be because I'm retarded.... That's very smart of you, and very nice, too....

19. jimv1983

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

We should get use to seeing it plugged in because it will have to be on the charger A LOT. Battery life is going to SUCK!

20. lifeyourlive

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

Not with 3000mAh

21. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Oil marks galore.

24. iliketech

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

I don't know about you but - that is one ugly phone! I have bought the other Nexus phones and wish I had the Nexus 4 back... I'm sticking with Samsung Galaxy S4 Google play edition... Thank you. But, Hey Google - what about looks? You're not serious that this is the final product are you?

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