Nexus 5 shows up in a 3D render for a virtual hands-on

Nexus 5 shows up in a 3D render for a virtual hands-on
To be clear, this is not an official 3D render, but there have been enough leaks of the device that those putting together the build are confident in what the new LG Nexus will look like. We've seen renders put together before, but this time around it is a full 3D render that can be viewed from any angle you like. So, you can get your own virtual hands-on, and all you need is the Unity plugin.

There have been FCC filings, the original sighting in the Android KitKat statue video, and today (after this 3D render was put together) we even saw a real world leak of the device after it was left in a bar. So, there's plenty of evidence as to what the new LG Nexus (presumed to be called the Nexus 5) will be called. Of course, we still don't know if there will be changes to the UI of Android 4.4 KitKat. 

Likelihood is that there won't be any major UI changes, because those are usually reserved for the full point-oh releases of Android, and this is an incremental update. There is a rumor that the accent colors may change, like Google did between Android 2.2 and 2.3 though. As a placeholder, the Android 4.3 wallpaper has been put in the new render. 

source: Sketchfab via Droid Life

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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)



1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Looks Good Hoping For a good pricing

2. iliketech

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Nice. That was fun. Where's the SIMM slot? Where's the Micro SD card slot? Where's the Speaker(s)? So many questions... Where's the info. Google? huh

4. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

There is zero chance that there will be a microSD card slot, so you can take that off of your questions list.

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Someone needs to make cases that have a small battery in them with like 4 micro sd slots hidden in it. The case would then connect with the phone using NFC and have an app to manage all your data on the SD.

10. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I hope there is just prove you’re a rubbish biased phone tech journalist. Not as bad Ray s tho

5. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I'd assume since it is supposedly based on the G2, and the speaker wasn't on the back in the photos earlier or the FCC documents, that it is on the bottom of the phone.

12. sanchitgangar72

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

This is not officially by google But still u atleast know where the location of the camera is :P

3. LG_is_the_best unregistered

Sexy beast :)

7. AKumar47

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

Sexy but ugly looking design, ugly looking camera... spec wise its not new at all s8 with a 330 will be the set standards of tomorow and that is now,hoping its price wise......

11. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

The camera looks identical to the Nexus 7 (2013) camera.

8. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Nexus series always ugly in design!

9. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

no speakers? Kyocera's smart sonic tech perhaps?

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