LG Nexus 5 leaked photo

Yup, that looks like a Nexus; nope, we don't know anything more than we did yesterday

Details on the expected upcoming Nexus phone are sparse, but we now have another look at a picture of the back of a purported "LG Nexus 5." The above image, which came from a poster on MacRumors forums (of all places), is apparently of an upcoming device that looks very similar to previous leaked information from the FCC and a brief hands-on video.

This is another solid and somewhat clear view of the back plate, albeit partially obstructed by another device at the bottom (likely to cover up any identifying information), that shows off the vertical "Nexus" logo and large camera pod in the top left corner. The back seems to be of a similar (or same) material as what we've seen before, but giving the lighting we can't be sure.

Beyond that, there's not a whole lot to look into here. We're not sure what point in the development process this device is at, and this could very easily be an early prototype that slipped out to the wrong person — and judging the gap between the sides and back plate we hope so. As these devices start seeing more time in front of the camera we can start to piece together a picture, but nothing's final until it's final.

Source: MacRumors; Via: Droid-Life

 
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jlczl says:

Anxiously waiting for this to surface officially.

Oh....... First!

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mcgowan398 says:

Same!!

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BoB16731 says:

Add me to the list

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I am liking the new design. But it us going to be hard to live up to the current N4 design.

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aergern says:

N4+LTE=Winner and that is basically the N5. :)

mike31082 says:

Correction: N4+LTE+G2 camera=Epic Win!!!

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tigerchilly says:

N4+moto x = beast

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Ridlah says:

Looks metal I actually thought it was polycarbonate

elvisgp says:

Looks more like the soft touch on the new nexus 7, rather than metal

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Kayone73 says:

This. Anyone who owns a new Nexus 7 will recognize this as a scaled down version of the N7 soft touch back. No idea why ppl are speculating metal.

Now MY speculation is the wide ring around the camera lens is another NFC antenna like the one in the HTC One.

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worknman says:

Hopefully it doesn't have 900 feet of bezel like the new Nexus 7 does.

kpcassell419 says:

That's a bit of an unfair exaggeration, it's more like 800 feet. ;)

ehTuBrutus says:

I never though of the ring around the lens as an antenna. I was thinking it may be a metal plate for magnetic attachments to the lens, say a telephoto or macro adapter. I like your guess better actually, who wants to carry around extra lenses. Either way, can't wait for this to be released.

intrepid359 says:

One ring to rule them all.

kpcassell419 says:

Easy now, Golem. Lol

Solid metal backing? Unlikely. The phone sports wireless charging and I believe it will make phone calls. Can't be metal.

obi5683 says:

The HTC One makes phone calls, and it is made of aluminum, but I highly doubt that this phone is metal of any kind.

Looks quite convincingly like plastic.

-zero- says:

you mean apologetically plastic i'm sure

you mean unapologetically plastic, I'm sure.

drokssilva says:

Oh not apples line again

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1ll1TERAT3 says:

As much as I like nexus, I can't switch since I just got the moto x. I do love it though

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TheDu9du says:

Pay it forward

ddot196 says:

I really don't understand these "leaks" anymore. People supposedly leak images of the product but are always very vague in nature. Why wouldn't you just post the entire thing, or take a good video instead? The images are always usually ver blurry and worthless. I think most of these leaks that only show a small portion of a product are all just "leaked" by the company itself anymore. Just my .02 cents though.

BB_Bmore says:

That's the difference between a leak and a controlled leak. Purposely vague to build speculation /buzz. Imo

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MERCDROID says:

That's a solid opinion, brother. Or, it could just be somebody that likes to tease, lol. I hate it, when people play hard to get.

Hunter Petit says:

The person who posted this photo said "Google is really sneaky and has ways to know where leaks come from..."

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kctony says:

I agree. I get the feeling these are "leaked" by designed.

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s2weden2000 says:

ePicness

shadrap says:

Maybe it's just me, but this device is not attractive. They seem to be going backwards.

Bwahahahaha says:

Nope... not just you. I definitely share your opinion. Just doesn't look attractive at all

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lomsha says:

Yep, just you.

masterpfa says:

Hard to tell from leaked pictures, I remember feeling the same about the N4 when it was leaked, hating the look of it, until the device was officially released.
I personally will reserve judgment until then, but if pushed to comment now, I would say just you, lol, as it looks OK to me.

BB_Bmore says:

Got a feeling this and some kit kat bars are gonna show themselves this week.

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Hbomber110 says:

Saving cost by using a back that won't break after the first impact ! Sold

methods says:

And a back that can be easily removed to swap batteries?

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jimrebello says:

I would say unlikely.

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benhmadison says:

Not a chance

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Choorp says:

That camera is looking pretty ugly so far. Still buying it though. heh

havesomejoe says:

Has anyone considered the bottom device to be another nexus 5 laying on its back? The button looks to be the same size...

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The bottom device is the supposed "Nexus 5". The device face up on top of it is the white model Nexus 4 I believe.

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strausd says:

On the phone on top, if that's a front facing camera then they might both be Nexus 5's.

TheLegoman says:

The top device doesn't look like a Nexus 4. It is facing screen up. There looks to be a camera or some thing else on its left top corner, and the back is white. I'm thinking that it's the new Nexus phone but with a white back.

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You are right the front facing camera is on the wrong side.

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TheDu9du says:

It isn't a camera and yes they're both Nexus 5s.

My guess is that it's an LED notificator!

I'm so relieved it's finally there. I hate the fact it was at the bottom and useless, and that the proximity sensor was there in place, when the proximity sensor needs to always be closer to the microphone

ConTejas says:

At the bottom and useless? You can see the LED from "anywhere" and the proximity sensor NEEDS to be near the earpiece as many people place only that part against their ear. Let me get a hit of that sh*t buddy...

chowdog13 says:

Just what I was thinking

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Nick Rhodes says:

It's clearly an iPad Mini atop an iPhone 5.

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LOL! This comment from the Nemesis video never stops being funny! :v

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MERCDROID says:

+1

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Nick Rhodes says:

+2

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Win.

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Gekko says:

i'll be buying this puppy the moment it's available without even looking at the specs. October is tomorrow.

Hunter Petit says:

Today...

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Floss82 says:

I also think they do these "leaks" for suggestions and opinions before the final product

I reckon Larry Page and his pals in the office have a few of the phones lying around and every so often, they take turns to mock up a photo and "leak" it, just to see who's photo gets the most attention.

It's just a game they play coz they're bored!

mech1164 says:

Not so much that they are bored. More likely selective feeding of info to keep the masses chattering. Like we are here. ;-)

Rehzonance says:

Sweet :D

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mirad77 says:

In the past 6yrs I haven't kept a phone as long as my N4. But I think it's due for a replacement. Announce the N5 and take my money already. It's scratching my wallet....

This!

Me neither man! The nexus 4's pros more than make up for its cons (battery life, camera)
This is a beautiful phone and beautiful experience. I love Google! Can't wait for the N5 But may buy a G2 ^___^

ba_hamilton says:

There are a bunch of sweet phones that have hit the market in the past couple of months but I'm holding out for this one. My gnex has been a great phone but I'm ready for something new and shiny.

gumpty says:

This. My Gnex is getting tired so it's time to be retired.

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ConTejas says:

I loved my gnex but the N4 was a huge upgrade across the board. Almost jealous at how awesome it will be to go from the gnex to the N5. Good ol' Nexus/Tmobile combo allows me to upgrade to every new version and still save a boatload over what I was paying on Verizon.

Mrshades says:

I'm just hoping sprint gets one.

Smashed on my HTC One with the AC App.

choclab1 says:

You and me both. Really hoping sprint gets this!!!!

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TheMimic12 says:

You will probably like what has been leaked. Supposedly, there is a CDMA modem inside as well as support for sprints LTE bands, in addition to those AT&T and T-Mobile bands

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richardodn says:

And if it's similar to the LG G2, it's a Sprint LTE tri-band phone.

Sleeper2112 says:

When we get past some writers calling the orientation on of the new Nexus logo horizontal and some calling it vertical so that they all just call it landscape, I'll be so much happier.

luniboy26 says:

The back looks removable to me but that isn't a selling point to me. What I need to see is a base model with a slightly higher price in the 16 and 32 GB variety. Give me a 32 GB N5 off contract for $299 and I'm all over that thing.

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wynand32 says:

Hell, give me that with a great camera and I'll pay $400.

ConTejas says:

Please, 32GB of internal storage + leaked specs with the G2 camera is worth every bit of $650. $450 would be a steal. $350/$400 for 16/32 GB with leaked specs and a great, but not G2 great camera, will be as much of an absolute steal as the N4 was at launch. I have plenty of great pics from my N4 and even the old gnex anyway, as many as I had from SGS3/GN2/iphone 4/5. An "improved" camera is plenty for most all of us Nexus fans. The real benefit is the best of the best dev community and cutting edge specs (sans camera in past)...the price is just the icing.

datdude007 says:

If it has 1080p screen I'm sure it will be more the 299.

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ne0ne says:

I'm pretty sure they are both the new nexus phone. In fact I am almost positive.

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MERCDROID says:

So, you're pretty sure that you're almost positive? Lol, sounds good to me.

TheDu9du says:

I think so too. I believe that's an LED notificator what you see on its top left corner.

tdizzel says:

The phone on the top is covering a single letter.What you are looking at here, my friends, is the all new iNexus

DanteFilth says:

Didn't some leaked photos of some special phone come out a year or so ago, and then everybody realized that the leaked photos were a false shell to disguise the phone in case of leaked photos?

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jemilgray789 says:

This phone is a sexy beast.

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jemilgray789 says:

They are both new nexus phones. Does the one on top have a white back?

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Mihavit says:

yes it is the white nexus 5. i thought i was the only one that notice that white back. its going to be a very interesting year for Google and the nexus line.

TheLegoman says:

Not the only one. I noticed it too. lol

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so would now be the right time to sell my unlocked One and wait for the nexus 5? I'd be using my old 4s while I wait ;sadface:

drokssilva says:

Wait iPhone 4s? I'm sorry bro

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Hunter Petit says:

This!

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ConTejas says:

I don't know that the Nexus 5 will affect the resale value of your One. If you had a Nexus 4, like I do, you might take a hit. Even worse someone stole mine, I bought a used one for $200 which was a GREAT deal until 3 days later Google dropped a bomb and lowered the price to $200/$250 new. Ouch. Lastly, going to a 4s for a bit is hardly a big deal. I went back to a freaking BB Storm for a bit waiting on the gnex lol. That was painful.

Hunter Petit says:

Wow.

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Amir Maki says:

It feels like I had my nexus 4 for a month or 2 but I actually had it for almost a year.

Time flies with the smartphone world.

Orion78 says:

Google, announce this phone already.

ne0ne says:

I have been using the htc one as my daily driver for the past few months. Added the Moto X into the mix the other day however I still can't wait to pick one of these up. Then I think the second generation htc one would be after that in Feb or March. I think I spend too much money on phones.

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MERCDROID says:

That depends. Are you selling the old devices, to subsidize the newer ones? If so, spend away. If not, still, spend away, lol.

ne0ne says:

Never! I'm going to be switching my Sim between the HTC one, moto x, and nexus 5. I just came from the iWorld and my eyes have been opened. Also picked up the new nexus 7. I figured it's time to spoil myself with some quality android devices to make up for time lost :)

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MERCDROID says:

Haha no objections there, brother. Choice is great, isn't it?

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kylecordiano says:

That matte black backing like the nexus 7 shows so much oil and finger prints.

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rampage1979 says:

It's actually not bad for fingerprints if its like the new Nexus 7 and it's very comfortable to hold.

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GSDer says:

What're the chances that the camera has OIS like the G2?

dplane says:

Time for Google to announce the event plz :-)

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MERCDROID says:

I absolutely f**kin love your profile picture, man.

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nickacs says:

Just like I f**kin love your mom! LMAO...GILF FTW!

MERCDROID says:

Haha you look like a cougar kinda guy lol

TheBlueF0x says:

The side button appears to be the same and would be on the same side on both phones. The phone on top looks like a white back N5.

With that said, release this thing and take my money already!

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jemilgray789 says:

I have had many phones this year but there's nothing like a new nexus in your hands. I have sold all of my olds phones but never could i get rid of my beautiful nexus 4. I love that phone. I can't wait to get my hands on kit Kat.

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I understand the Nexus text in landscape for the Nexus 7 because it's a tablet often used in landscape mode but why for a phone? I don't like it at all.

MERCDROID says:

Maybe, it's just a shell?

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severinj says:

Probably to match the Nexus 7 tablet?

severinj says:

Why are none of the blog posts on android sites mentioning that the phone on top is obviously a Nexus 5 with a white back? That's got to be pretty interesting to some people.

NoNexus says:

32GB this time around and a half decent camera and you can have my money, and I will have to change my nickname.

I should change it anyway to 1/2Nexus since I have a N7 (2013) but I am lazy this week.

Still throwing my money at the Note 3 in a few days but I need a change of pace phone for when the Note is overkill.

Sprint, Google do me a favor and don't muck it up like the last 2

MERCDROID says:

Yaaaay!!! I guess, that officially makes you a Nexus fanboi, lol. Jk, Jk.

NoNexus says:

WHOA WHOA calm down there big guy, let's not get carried away :-)

silverghozt says:

Google, I'm begging you. Please add more internal storage or allow microSD expansion! I won't buy another Nexus until you do.

cegc135 says:

Does the back look metal to anyone else?

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drokssilva says:

No

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cegc135 says:

Does the back look metal to anyone else?

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Impulses says:

Soft touch white back might look odd after some use...

datdude007 says:

I like the N4 design better.

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Me too man. Lovin that sleek black glass slate look.

drokssilva says:

Me to

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razgri5 says:

I don't understand the landscape Nexus logo. I get you hold the phone like that when you take pictures, but most of the time you use your phone, you're definitely holding it the other way. I've had people ask me about my N4 because they saw Nexus printed across it when I've been using it in portrait.

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brannan.f says:

I believe some of the comments posted are right about the other device on top being the front of another nexus 5. Great.

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Gearu says:

That lens looks scratchtastic.

JoeZone says:

Almost looks like it can come off! Android pit was saying possible SD card support. I hope so but either way hurry up please I'm getting it.

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someguy01234 says:

I don't know who or what Android Pit is, but I suggest you get a more reliable new source, Nexus devices will Never Ever Cadaver gets MicroSD slot.

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TheBlueF0x says:

Never say never!

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JoeZone says:

Maybe try looking at other sources yourself. I Do

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JoeZone says:

Android pit is another app like android central only different. Check it out?

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if they skimp on the battery and/or storage I'm going to be super pissed and will probably end up not buying it.

Awww noo glass at the back? Sheet ;(
Atleast give it good memory google

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Hunter Petit says:

Cmon Google! Announce the product! I need to choose between the Republic Moto X and the Nexus 5! Also please be $299! (Or below.)

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ConTejas says:

I could possibly see a bit of a decision between buying a Nexus 4 today and a Moto X, but the Nexus 5?! C'mon lol. If price is a concern the Nexus 4 is a better device by a longshot.

I have a feeling that this phone will have the same price raise as the nexus 7 family did, I see it being 8gb for $329, 16gb $389 and 32gb $449, also wouldn't be surprised if it came with the snapdragon 600 which is a more than capable chip set

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ConTejas says:

So you have a feeling that disagrees with anyone in the know and we should care about it? Haha.

TheMimic12 says:

Just give us the dang phone already

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alexlam24 says:

Just take my money Google...

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Severinj.. Your on point bro.. That is a white back on top.. Look at them skinny bezels.. Nexus 5 is gonna be the shite!!!

cc7211 says:

Hopefully its camera will not suck this time.

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mrgwap03 says:

I cant wait to get this phone.

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Wolfroid says:

This is definitely my next new device.
I just hope it is not going to be over 350$
;)

Breish says:

I'm sorry, but the design looks awful compared to the Nexus 4. At least make an effort on the phone's outer design damn it.

jerrod6 says:

The camera. Didn't Google downgrade the Nexus 4 camera? It was not the same as the camera on the LG branded phone. I think this is one of the areas Google uses to make the Nexus phones more affordable so I am not expecting a G2 camera with 13 megapixels.

Doesn't really matter that much to me. I have the galaxy Nexus and the camera works for me. I also have the Camera HDR App installed and with it most of my iphones friends are always remarking about how well my camera takes pics. So no matter I'll take whatever camera that comes on the phone.

mnicholszero says:

I'm thinking that the device on top looks like a front-view of the same device, but a white version of it, given the white rim.

lockwyn says:

Looks nice. Hows dat battery?

on galaxy nexus^^ o-jea!

paulo_mealha says:

Does anyone have any idea when it will be available? I just hope that this time they are produced in greater numbers, to avoid the problems that occurred with the previous model.