LG Nexus phone LG Nexus phone

Design characteristics match previous leaks, no new information revealed

A grouping of curious leaks from Google promotional videos and the FCC have people sniffing around for the next Nexus phone, and the latest leaks may give us the best look yet at the unreleased device. Pictures and videos obtained by 9to5Google show off a "Nexus" phone with very similar characteristics and design to what we've seen previously pass through the FCC as an LG-D820.

We get a good shot of the back and front, as well as a still of the boot animation — which looks oddly like the Google Play edition animation. The back plate looks to have a soft touch material and is rather blocky with curved top and bottom edges, a large camera pod in the top left and a Nexus logo running vertically along the back. Naturally there is an LG logo at the bottom under a "Not For Sale" etching.

This particular unit naturally looks much more final and finished than the earlier pictures from the FCC, but as we all know things can change drastically during pre-production and prototype stages. 

9to5Google claims the pictures and video come from a bar employee who took a look at the phone when it was left unattended (yes, really) and had time to snap a few pictures and two brief videos, which you can find below.

Evidence is really building that this device, whatever it may be called, is an upcoming Nexus phone from Google. At this point, however, we're still left waiting for any real information about the phone.

Source: 9to5Google

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AbuYazeedUK says:

Nice, camera on the back should've been in the middle too.

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Plinky89 says:

I think that's a gr8 choice to put the camera on the corner. Most photos are taken with the phone in landscape mode, and in this way the fingers won't get in the way while taking photos.

Wicket says:

this! maybe it's just I was holding it wrong or have freakishly large hands but my hand/fingers photo bombed many a pics on my GNex.. don't have that problem on the Nexus 4.

Nonymous666 says:

+1

Really think it makes that much of a difference? You're going to take the same pictures.

HalizDad says:

I want that fucking phone. <- That's a period at the end.

Jillxz says:

Well , you will never get it lol , Because they don't make f*ing phones.

Conrad Gray says:

Going from the old N7 to the new model (also moved the camera to the corner), I was initially skeptical but am now sold. It's perfect,and yes, everyone should be shooting in landscape unless there's a specific need to do so. I've broken the habit and my pictures look much less amateur.

onsightit says:

Not so. I take rock climbing photos, and in the vertical world, portrait is the norm.

Psyched to see this one come out, and hand down my S4 Active to my daughter. (It's laggy btw.)

So its true. ... :) can't wait.

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mcgowan398 says:

This also gives us a little more of a view of Android 4.4 KitKat.....lockscreen clock looks a little bigger, the power-on logo is more colorfully rounded and the screen- sleep function does a TV animation. Either that or I'm goin' crazy......probally the second one -_- Anyway, I'm excited to see what the Big G holds for the future of Nexus®. I'm also praying that they release a Nexus Smartwatch along with everything. シ✔✔

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It was never mentioned that this was Kit Kat. If you look at the lockscreen, the date shows August 29, so it could very well have been running Jelly Bean at that point.

And I don't know where you've been but that screen off animation has been here since Gingerbread. :P

mcgowan398 says:

Lol told you I was going crazy

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HubyD says:

Jup, had that animation on my Nexus S and Nexus 4 ;)

MartialText says:

*yawn* Meh, still love my HTC ONE! Plastic Nexus is underwhelming.

Jacques says:

It could still be in its mockup shell, so it might not be the final design.

jivester says:

Have fun with Jelly Bean and a 4mp cam while I enjoy KitKat and camera that I can zoom with ;-) lol

YzBrad99 says:

PWN3D!

MERCDROID says:

C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!!!

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jlost says:

ULTRA COMBOOOOO!!!

deeb215 says:

ULTRA ULTRA ULTRA!!!

So much win...

John-Smith says:

Pizza Pizza

Hunter Petit says:

Ouch!

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You're actually making the assumption that just because there's a big camera pod on this device that there's an optical zoom? Have to think that's pretty much impossible to fit in a device this thin with current technology.

Nick Rhodes says:

I was thinking the same thing... I just didn't say it.

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He was poking fun at the barely usable digital zoom. And I might say, owning an HTC one, zoomed in pictures aren't that great at all. Even slightly. If you want to zoom in on something, you might as well just get as close as possible to it.

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return_0 says:

At what point did he mention optical zoom?

Posted from my pure Google Nexus 4 using the AC app.

Because you can digitally zoom on any modern camera phone, including the HTC One.

ScottJ says:

Digital zoom becomes less viable the fewer pixels you have to work with. That's where the 4MP One is going to falter, all other things being equal.

Until you cross over about the 25MP mark, you're going to get extreme losses in quality from digital zoom on any phone.

ScottJ says:

Yes. Of course. But the quality will be better the more you have to work with.

I'm not slagging on the One, just stating a fact. I just bought one for my son a week ago and am impressed.

Hunter Petit says:

Yeah, and the Snapdragon 800 can only go up to 21mp.

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Once again, he was just poking fun at its unusability. He wasn't talking about optical zoom, Andrew.

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Allen Lee1 says:

hmmm HTC One is getting Kit Kat and from what I can tell the camera can zoom. 4mp aint so bad...esp with the way how the images are processed...just cant blow up the picture to like 8x10...sides...I dont think anyone will blow up say a selfie that big to begin with...lol

Nick Rhodes says:

A selfie is normally taken with the 2.1MP front-facing camera.

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HalizDad says:

Yep...The Nokia 1025 is 41Mp...imagine trying to email a 41Mp picture to anyone....Yes, you can comress them, but, fuck....

drokssilva says:

There's a 5mp version of the photo and the full resolution 41mp version

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planoman says:

Yes it takes 2 photos for every photo. A 5 MP to email or post and a full 38 MP to keep, crop etc. Not sure how you get those off the storage, I guess hook up the micro usb and than save to computer? Seems like that would eat up your 32GB storage. I am trying to fight the urge to get the Nokia 1020 or the moto x.

Seeing this makes me think the Nexus is coming and I need to hold out!

Xingularity says:

The Zune software lets you back up the stuff on your phone.

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LMZR says:

That's for WP7 devices, Windows Phone 8 devices use Windows Phone syncing software.

MrBucket85 says:

It's still a digital zoom, though, isn't it? Why on earth would you want to use digital zoom when all it does is crop and enlarge?

I'm really asking this question because the idea of using digital zoom just doesn't make ANY sense to me.

EeZeEpEe says:

When there's a crazy amount of pixels like on the Nokia 1020, digital zoom is not bad at all.

someguy01234 says:

If what's around the camera lense is metal you can bet there will be optical accessories for it.

return_0 says:

Because having optical zoom on a phone camera would make it incredibly thick.

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Hendrik Boom says:

Digital zoom will save on file size, compared with optical zoom. Of course that's because all it does is crop, rather than supply more detail.

slmhofy says:

Don't worry. I got your joke first time around :)

Linebarrel86 says:

Good for you... Do you want a cookie?

K_Royther says:

No, he wants a KitKat.

bplewis24 says:

Burn.

MERCDROID says:

This.

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return_0 says:

+9001

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Gimme a break...

milesmcever says:

I remember my first phone too.

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slave says:

LOL!! FailTC and SamsungSuck can't touch pure Google. Only in the mind of a fanboi would anyone repeat what you just said.

Nick Rhodes says:

Only someone with the mind of a pure Google/Nexus fanboi would repeat what you just said.

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Kayone73 says:

Wow grow up

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MERCDROID says:

You're in denial lol

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jeddo45 says:

Best argument ever! The Nexus is my next phone. I have a Note 2, but I'd rather have a pure android experience! Not to mention timely updates!

Posted by someone who is watching you...right now

+1000 same her e

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aniket96 says:

+1000!!

Sent from my White Nexus 4!

htc fan89 says:

It could be a google edition lg g2

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dmatherl says:

With Nexus clearly written on the back? Nice deduction...

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Gekko says:

ha!

harleyb16 says:

Burned!

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Hunter Petit says:

Ouch!

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CHICKEN FRIED STEAK. Broken combo.

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DaVince says:

There's way too much burn on this comment thread already...

Well it says "Nexus" on the back and isn't designed anything like the G2, so we kinda doubt that.

Hmmm... Think about why that might not be. Hint: Take another close look at the pictures.

This is definitely making the choice of my next phone difficult, but awesome choices are exciting.

HumbertoH says:

Is THAT grey circle in the middle...the speaker???? o___o omg...

cporier91 says:

Pretty sure that's the LG logo...

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On the front? yeah, looks like a speaker. Camera off to the left.

Plinky89 says:

Feels only to me that the guy on the first video wasn't touching the screen, but was hovering the finger? Some kind of air gesture maybe?

Make password invisible option in the security menu maybe? And then you should test it by yourself

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Floss82 says:

Looks like the icons on the status bar look white

harleyb16 says:

Hopefully that's not permanent. I like the blue! Honestly, with how simple the android ui is, we should just be able to change the accent color to whatever

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OMGgary says:

If you look at the signal bar at the start of the second video it has turned blue just before he switches off the screen. Probably the signal bars and Wifi still turn blue when connected to Google's servers. Battery icon does still look to be white though, so there are definitely changes.

VAVA Mk2 says:

Come to daddy! My next phone! Just a little longer on the Verizon GNex. Going back to AT&T for this bad boy!

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Same boat. However I'm going to Tmob. Even with AOKP 4.2.2 it is still slow as hell.

Hunter Petit says:

I'm going there too.

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Mrshades says:

Ooh please let the rumor of it being available on Sprint be true!

decke003 says:

+1000

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Nick Rhodes says:

It has the GPE boot animation... huh.

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Gekko says:

all i heard was "F'ing MC!"

TLB69 says:

Dog gone it,I was dead set on a Note 3,now this.Please make it stop!!!!

Sent from my HTC One rockin Jelly Bean 4.1.2

YzBrad99 says:

Looks like some haggard college apartment to me, not a bar. Either way this device is gonna be sick!

droodski says:

I heard this is going to be called "Nexus B" for bezel

ilongbored says:

Trolling? This phone is smaller than the Nexus 4 and has a larger screen... Perhaps you meant "Nexus Bezel-less"?

dataquestAC says:

I'm glad it has a matte finished back instead of glass or shiny plastic. I hope that it is grippy.

If its anything like the new Nexus 7 back, it is definitely more grippy than most other plastic or glass phones out there.

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droodski says:

how'd some one with greasy fingers get a hold of this phone

TLB69 says:

I've got to stop drinking so much,I just tend to leave my Nexus anywhere. Lol!!

Sent from my HTC One rockin Jelly Bean 4.1.2

figueroaw says:

Wow! Huge phone or the guy has little hand.

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TLB69 says:

I'm thinking @ least 5.7

Sent from my HTC One rockin Jelly Bean 4.1.2

Hunter Petit says:

How? Its shorter than the Nexus 4.

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Well if this is the same device as passed through the FCC and we trust those dimensions, the phone has about a 4.95-inch screen.

Gekko says:

i really didn't think it looked that big.

What? He looks to pretty comfortably have his hand wrapped around that phone. Doesn't look big at all.

Nick Rhodes says:

Not really, I would think that its in the 4.7"-5.2" range.

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Hunter Petit says:

Yeah, the leaks said 4.96.

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figueroaw says:

How do you know? No way to tell by looking at a pic. It has to be bigger than 5"

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Tbayrgs says:

Because there already have been a handful of other leaks, including a FCC doc showing the exact specs, including a 4.96 display, in a body that approx 131mm long--shorter than both the Nexus 4 and a Galaxy S4.

How do you know? No way to tell by looking at a pic. It has to be bigger than 5"

Wait...How can you tell if their is noway you can tell by looking at a pic.... :/

Gekko says:

did anyone notice that the clock is different vs. Jelly Bean? font is consistent (no bold numbers) and it is off-center. must be the Kit Kat.

Floss82 says:

They fixed that in 4.2

Gekko says:

i have a Sprint G-Nex on 4.2.1 and the clock is still bitched up.

TLB69 says:

Anybody care to give release date?

Sent from my HTC One rockin Jelly Bean 4.1.2

bplewis24 says:

Do I get to make it up?

July 4th, 2016.

Gekko says:

Oct 14 - Announcement Date

Nov 12 - For Sale Date

thegrants82 says:

Hell yeah baby!

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Orion78 says:

Isn't the 14th Columbus day?

BldyIdt says:

Nope, it's on the 12th.

freeborock says:

Nov 11th not 12th

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btgrave says:

November 19, 2014

MERCDROID says:

I smell a contest... Whoever correctly guesses the announcement and/or launch date gets a free Nexus "5," courtesy of AC!!!

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Kayone73 says:

Yeah Google will give the release date when they actually announce it, that's a pointless question to ask us (none of whom work for Google you you realize).

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TLB69 says:

Predictions

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Armada says:

I am oscillating between "Want!" and "Eugh, that screen seems almost TOO big..."

Hunter Petit says:

The phone is shorter than the Nexus 4.

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Armada says:

That doesn't make the UI controls easy to access. Even at 4.7 inches I shift my phone around in my hand to reach all the controls on the opposite side.

droodski says:

plunder says:

"Left unattended in a bar." Again, really?
Sometimes this Tech World gets very close to actual satire.

Awesome A C

quailallstar says:

I hope that plastidip looking back is just a damn decoy. Next to the Nexus 4 this 5 should be the 4 and the 5 the 4 :p

Anyone confused yet????

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Kayone73 says:

The matte back of the new Nexus 7 is great. I own one and it feels much more premium than slippery plastic. I suspect thenew Nexus phone will have a similar back.

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rampage1979 says:

I agree with you, I really like the material used on the nexus 7 2013 feels really nice in the hand so I wouldn't mind it at all.

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slywalk says:

Whyyyy does it have to be so ugly :p... I don't care for the specs being high end if its this ugly lol. I know I know, as android fans, we look under the hood, we don't swoon for prettiness over functionality. But with the n5 looking like this, i feel no need to upgrade from my beautiful and powerful n4 :3

Nick Rhodes says:

I think it looks good...

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Tbayrgs says:

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Looks like it's following the design style of the Nexus 7, which IMO was a huge improvement aesthetically over the last generation Nexus. The plastic on the Nexus is a nice soft touch matte finish that doesn't show fingerprints nearly as much as most other devices. I like the look a lot.

Kayone73 says:

It looks better than the Nexus 4 so what you're saying doesn't make sense...

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DaVince says:

no it doesn't

TenshiNo says:

lol. Unattended in a bar. The next version of Google Now is going to have to make these prototype devices self destruct the the owner walks into a bar with them.

lar8r says:

Cant wait for this !!!

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Chiefthunder says:

So no SD card......?

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Well, if it says "Nexus" on the back, it probably doesn't haven an SDcard.

MERCDROID says:

I'm not sure why people still even ask, lol.

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Nick Rhodes says:

This.
(Sorry..., had to do it.)

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FFS, do they ever?

EeZeEpEe says:

So one front facing speaker. Hoping for a possible second one with a clearer pic. But it's just hoping.

ConTejas says:

That's the earpiece, homie, which I'm curious to hear more about ; )

If it follows the G2, it'll have stereo speakers on the bottom edge. Here's to hoping! Can't wait (even though my N4 is by no means long in the tooth).

hpham72 says:

If the price was the same, I'd still go for the Moto X over this new Nexus because of the form factor and active notifications (assuming KitKat doesn't get it too). But if the price keeps to what Nexus phones were recently, then it's going to make it very difficult to decide.

thegrants82 says:

I have the Moto X and I love it a lot . But I won't be able to sell it fast enough when the Nexus 5 comes out.

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rampage1979 says:

Could buy the nexus 5 and install dynamic notifications... Works like active notifications and works great even on my LCD optimus G without any significant drain on battery.

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hmmm says:

But that gap between the wifi and signal would drive me nuts...

Orion78 says:

We are getting closer and closer. Google, announce this phone already. We need that delicious kitkat!

droodski says:

SD cards are so 5 years ago, learn 2 cloud

Chiefthunder says:

Not every one have an UNLIMITED DATA plans this is why I ask for the SD card storage...

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Nick Rhodes says:

I like SD Cards too, but I'm willing to give the cloud a chance. Most of the time I'm around WI-FI so its not that big of a deal, personally. I have to have at least 32gb of internal storage, though. :-)

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rampage1979 says:

Yes I hope this comes with 32gb minimum internal storage 16 is not enough.

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MERCDROID says:

It's a Nexus device, so it's never going to happen. It's pointless to keep bringing it up...

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Why this phone is using android 4.3 instead of kitkat? Or its the same as jb but with a few changes?

Grahaman27 says:

They want us to see the status bar: white icons.

Deduction: new lighter theme!

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ragnarokx says:

Look at the second video. Once booted, the signal bars turn blue.

Nick Rhodes says:

I actually wouldn't mind a lighter theme. Or at least the option. :-)

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HalizDad says:

A Thunderbolt? Those things still work?

MERCDROID says:

Yeah, but to be sure, I'll ask the tree around the corner, that got fried during the storm last night, lol.

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Nick Rhodes says:

Haha, nice one!

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Nick Rhodes says:

Yeah, its on its last leg, but it does its job... Kind of. :-)
I get my upgrade in December, that can't come soon enough.

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Hunter Petit says:

Yeah, I wouldn't mind a Google Now-ish stock theme.

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Ridlah says:

I will forever hear this song when I think of this device

graffixnyc says:

When the leaks and renders were leaked wasn't it AC that said they don't believe in posting about rumors and that we don't know anything about the Nexus 5 and what we saw might not be the device at all? Guess they were wrong just like they were about the Nexus 4 not having LTE (granted it was only one band but it did in fact get LTE service)

Mrshades says:

Just go away then...

A picture is a little more than a rumor.

Smashed on my HTC One with the AC App.

Nick Rhodes says:

Is your name Mr. Shades, or Mrs. Hades? Not trying to poke fun, just curious.

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thegrants82 says:

Reads Mrs Hades to me,.never thought about it the other way but I guess I see that now.

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No, it didn't 'get' LTE.

And how can you be WRONG about a RUMOR when you say it MIGHT not be it.

Seriously...

to be honest it really does look just like a smaller Nexus 7 with the Black ring, the matte finish and tall bezels, either way im going to try and own it straight away.... "S4 goes on swappa"

chokiyumi says:

The truth is...NEXUS 5 will be the new black. like it or not <3

ne0ne says:

I can't wait for this phone to come out. Get in my hands and join my htc one.

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An expandable SD card Slot would be yummy... so would a 42.5 mega pixel camera. Sigh* wishful thinking.

Nexus devices will never have an SD card slot

FFS, do they EVER get SD cards?

LED notification light in the center and still no visible signs of the speakers... I have to assume they are internal...

dacp283 says:

Pass.

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Awesome! One less to be in my way when I order it. WhooHoo!

rampage1979 says:

Haha the people “passing" will regret it when we are getting updates and they are stuck on jellybean haha. Nexus 5 ftw

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Bryant Laney says:

Can't wait to get one and leave my contract with att for T-Mobile.

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miknxn says:

Yummy!

v¡a ACapp njo¡!

Come to Sprint! Or its the LG G2 for this guy.

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CBanda77 says:

Nexus leak straight from a seedy favela...

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kakos26 says:

I'm happy with the Nexus 7 as my exclusive nexus device. While upgrading from the Gnex to what looks like the Note 3 once it's offered by VZW on Oct.10th. LG seems to be doing well with it's handsets recently!

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Ken T says:

Me wants!!!!.

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return_0 says:

Seriously, with that back material and the camera design, this is starting to look more like a Nexus 7 (2013) mini. :P

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rampage1979 says:

Love my nexus 7 so wouldn't mind that at all.

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TeePoppa says:

If this comes to Sprint, I'm all in!!

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Halofury says:

It is nice looking

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N3tT3chMan says:

I'm sure it was left there "accidentally"

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Qwkslvrmz says:

I can't wait for this!! Early Christmas present to me!! Hahaha

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s2weden2000 says:

epIcness

ne0ne says:

Rather strange the device is plugged in and charging. But that's why it was left unattended. The person was at a bar hanging out, it was dead and needed a charge. Smart quick thinking employee spotted it. Or Google does stuff like this on purpose lol.

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Sometimes I wonder how much of an 'accident' stuff like this is....

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Saturn1217 says:

Ok first: SUPER EXCITED!!!

BUT...

Does anyone else find it odd that the date on the phone in the video is August 29th? That is BEFORE even the kitkat video leak. Why would someone with such video stay silent on it until now?! Presumably whoever took the video is the kind of person who knows what a Nexus is and therefore probably has some awareness of the tech community. Why only leak it now?

It just seems suspicious that our best leak of the phone existed since August 29th and didn't leak until now unless this was somehow staged by Google. And if it was staged by Google (along with possibly the other leaks) wouldn't that suggest that they are building up to the release of the phone, perhaps sooner rather than later.

Wishful thinking I know but it is a bit odd...

freeborock says:

Just noticed the date on the phone, it was recorded on August 29th. Over two weeks ago. And it took this long to leak.

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That's one nasty bar. Jesus. Maybe they should get a rag and clean things up a bit. And what's with the sweetener and plastic cups?

dss2000 says:

That's why removable batteries are important. If they could have just swapped the battery out like on a Samsung phone you wouldn't have to leave it around a bar to charge.

larrygeary says:

If you could remove the battery, then you could move around without the gov't tracking you. Certain people wouldn't like that.

Can't spot the previously seen fingerprint scanner slot on the back of the phone.. Maybe its not going to be there at all?

hmmm says:

Lol, left unattended... Sure...

I see they still haven't gotten rid of the stupid choppy CRT animation yet. It was so much smoother in the gingerbread days. I wish they would just use the fade out like the Nexus 7. Oh well. I still want one.

godfrey2000 says:

again no accessories.. no cases..docking station...battery case... no one want to create anything for LG Nexus... what about implementing some better sound chip in Nexus..if Chinese Vivo Xplay can have it why we still can't see it in our phones... Nexus must be special...something everyone will desire to buy..

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The product hasn't even been announced yet and you're complaining that there are no accessories?

godfrey2000 says:

I have lg nexus 4 ... I have many accessories ?

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Kayone73 says:

The Nexus4 has been out for a while, your argument makes zero sense

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razgri5 says:

What's up with the large camera ring around the lens on the back? Why take up that much space? And why landscape with the Nexus logo? Not feeling that. Hardware wise I'm not liking what I'm saying. Liking my N4 better. Hopefully that's not final shell...

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OMGgary says:

Don't know about the area around the lens, but I suspect the landscape orientation of the Nexus logo is for involuntary advertising by the phone owner.
Think about it, a phone is most visible to other people when you are holding it up to take a photograph. Most photographs are taken while holding the phone in a landscape orientation, with the back of the phone facing away from the owner towards other people. In this position people can see the large Nexus logo more clearly. Granted the effectiveness of this could easily be countered by having a TPU protective cover on the phone, but for those using a "naked" Nexus it is free advertising of the brand.

Michael Kerr says:

I wonder how much was paid for the phone to be left unattended. Lol. I think its a controlled leak from Google. If they can keep the whole Kit Kat thing a secret for as long as they did, then it seems funny that this is getting leaked.

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onsightit says:

Haha... drunk Google employee gets up to take a leak and the bar tender just happens to be an Android leakER.

sidharth says:

So I am now trying to find faults in my beautifully working NEXUS 4 so that I give myself an excuse to buy the Nexus 5 :-P

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TechZOnline says:

Same here. I'm somewhat disappointed that the design hasn't changed much. And the N4 isn't a slouch in any way, nor is it short on RAM.

01011000 says:

I've never owned a Nexus but the upcoming Nexus 5 has my interest piqued... Over the past couple days though, I've read about the July '13 Jelly Bean 4.3 update which introduced various problems for Nexus 4s (and it seemed to have been widespread and not a few isolated incidents). I believe I read that a non-numbered minor update was issued to correct these issues but I'm not sure if that's correct. Have the post-4.3 JB Nexus 4 issues been resolved as of current? Thanks =-)

Hopeless One says:

So no weird window on the back?

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T Well says:

Can't wait! I love nexus phones because it's the only phone that comes out that you could actually keep two years and be happy with it!

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Does the nexus seem a little more squarer? I want the new nexus, but the design is throwing me off a little.

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Ummmm, no hear piece?
I'm suspecting this device will have bone conduction tech like the Google glass?
Because that in the middle looks like the camera.

Can't wait!!!

jakecody says:

Looks like it was designed buy a blind person. Hunk of crap

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getbretweir says:

Anybody want an S4?

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Not2Shabby says:

Dammit I bought my nexus 4 in April. Oh well still a really good phone and how could you keep up with the one year shelf life? The new nexus phone looks really nice though. Looks like its started looking at the LG G2 design. It will be a great phone no matter what.

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mabr82 says:

Not convinced with soft touch.....
Also not sure I like the camera lens looks weird.
If people also think kitkat wasn't being tested a month ago then they're deluded.
I had hoped for more on the design front. Especially after the n4. Its just a black rubbery backed slate
Doesn't look too much like the Google PIC either when they announced kitkat

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tigerchilly says:

those pictures were taken in a bar or something... i can see hand wipes ,lime wedges n shit

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tigerchilly says:

those pictures were taken in a bar or something... i can see hand wipes ,lime wedges n shit

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tx_tuff says:

I get that a lot of people want a Nexus phone, I just left the Galaxy Nexus and love the stock Android.

But I moved on to the LG G2 and love the phone, the UI is not bad at all and easy to use coming from stock Android plus you get the extras.

My problem with this new Nexus and considering LG is making it is the bezels! The bottom bezel looks way too big and the side bezels look like the same size as the Nexus 4. We know LG can make small bezels now (G2) so why not do it?

return_0 says:

What? The phone has a 5" screen but is physically smaller than the N4; they obviously shaved down bezels heavily.

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RealDogBoy says:

I wish there was a Nexus with about a 4.3 inch (maybe 4.5) screen along with narrow bezels. I'd bet that would be popular since I hear so much reaction against the super-sizing of phones.

I wonder if there's still a possibility that there will be an improved Nexus 4 along with the Nexus 5? I haven't heard that that's been ruled out.

Jassica Rose says:

I get that a lot of people want a Nexus phone, I just left the Galaxy Nexus and love the stock Android.NCAA Football Picks www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/features/writers/expert/picks

But I moved on to the LG G2 and love the phone, the UI is not bad at all and easy to use coming from stock Android plus you get the extras.

DaeDae says:

Honestly, if AT&T didn't reimpose the nasty habit of locking bootloaders, I'd be looking hard at a Note 3. But the inability to do what I want with my phone, coupled with the prohibitive cost of buying off contract, have me looking at a Nexus Device for the first time since the Nexus S.

If LG/Google get the Price/Performance ratio right, I'm going all in.

However, if they price this like a Google play device, I may skip upgrading this year altogether.

nasellok says:

Hey, that lag in the unlock sequence looks eerily familiar to my POS Galaxy Nexus. When it works its great, problem is that it only works about 25% of the time.....the other 75% its a laggy pos that I want to throw into oncoming traffic. Personally, im done with Android - every device ive owned has $hit the bed on me, and has quit working as well as it should. Time to give windows phone a try, see if I like it.

T Well says:

I hope it has a big battery

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fastnasty says:

I am just ready for an "official" announcement. Ready to upgrade but holding out for this phone. Gotta have a Nexus.