This is the best LG Nexus 5 image we've seen yet

This is the best LG Nexus 5 image we've seen yet
We're all pretty excited to see what Google has in store with the Nexus 5 (as it is assumed to be named), which is being built by LG and is based on the LG G2. We don't know a lot about the device for sure. We know it will be the premiere device for Android 4.4 KitKat, and from the leaked pics we've seen, it looks to have a fairly large camera lens (compared to any phone other than the Lumia 1020).

But, up until now, we've been working from low-res images, and FCC filing drawings to sort out what the device will look like. The leaks have been good enough to inspire a couple of unofficial device renders, but we hadn't seen a really good quality image of the device itself, even when it was "accidentally" left in a bar a few days before the iPhone 5s launch. Now we have a new leaked image that is by far the best we've seen. Unfortunately, the image itself doesn't add much info to the mix. 

The poster of the image claims that the backplate of the device feels similar to the new Nexus 7, says that it had a disclaimer talking about "experimental software" and asking that the user "guard it like a ninja". The poster also says that the display is only "ok", whatever that means.

The rumors have been saying the Nexus 5 will sport a Snapdragon 800, a 4.96-inch 1080p display, LTE, and if Google's Vic Gundotra is to be believed, it may also have an "insanely great" camera. The rumors have also pointed to an October 14th announcement, but those rumors haven't had much behind them as of yet. 


source: MacRumors via The Verge

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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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58 Comments

1. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Come on Google....just announce it already!

7. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

The N5 camera looks a lot like the HTC One. It's definitely not an Ultrapixel camera, but i think it will give some pretty good shots in low-light.

12. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You can say that just by looking at the camera module huh?? Interesting...

22. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

lol finally someone said that! dont know what these kids think they know when they see camera module. this camera hump could be really good looking and happen to have the worst camera internals any phone has ever had.

26. sckortyman

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

if you guys look at the camera, its not even that big. They just put a huge metal circle around t to make it look nice. The camera is still normal sized

27. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I know the waiting is just killing me, release the phone Google!

28. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

yes and released already AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!

54. miket247

Posts: 81; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

+1 I can't wait anymore....Huurrrrryyy UPPPPPP!

58. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

yes hurry up and i dont care to pay a little more for great specs :)

29. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Correct me if I'm wrong, but is that a white Nexus 5 I see on the left?

40. zhiae unregistered

i hate how the camera looks like .

53. miket247

Posts: 81; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

+1 I can't wait for them to out it. Hurry up and take my money already Google!!!!!!!

2. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I still don't like the horizontal Nexus logo. Just seems weird.

8. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Just the "X" on the back would look way better.

31. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

This or gnote3?

42. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

This.

9. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I dont like the desing either... I'll sell my N4 and get it anyway, but I wish it could look better... N4 is great (not as great as Nexus S was, btw), but this huge camera is weird....

17. Valdomero

Posts: 698; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Let's hope it's just a prototype and that LG has designed a really good looking phone. I'd sell my N4 right away.

50. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I like it. I like how big it is. It clearly tells the viewer the name of the brand even when their not in arms length without "breaking the plane" like a horizontal logo would.

3. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

most probably my next phone

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

You sure? I've read two reports...one from gsmarena (recently) about the battery capacity stopping midway at 2300mAh... And if that's true, Nexus 5 has a big issue on it's head. Maybe it's just a report on a prototype, but it's there.

21. sckortyman

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Its one probably in an otherwise super high-end $350 phone. And the battery should get you through a day easy. The htc one has the same sized battery but the n5 as a s800 (which is more power efficient than the s600) and kitkat (hopefully bring some battery improvements).

44. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

I'd like to believe that I really do but call me superstitious after running this GT-I9100G of mine w/ the standard 1650mAh till now, I reckon a better state of peace of mind if I can get double that or 3000mAh at least. We can take the rated numbers roughly sure but in reality you can easily shave off 2 - 3hrs scr on time out of the equation.

4. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

If you do not need LTE and you have the current Nexus 4, there is no immediate rush to get this phone.

5. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

i really dont like the camera and the logo on the back

6. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

any cost projections yet? any CDMA rumors?

10. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

This or Note 3?? decision decision ..

11. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

Am I the only one who has been liking the leaked design so far? To me the plain back with nexus written on it is simple, along with that there is nothing to distract from what appears to be a decent size camera lens.

23. sckortyman

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

I feel the same way. Plus i wont have to worry about breaking the glass back anymore :D

34. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I like it too! :)

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