Alleged Nexus 5 Spotted in Android 4.4 KitKat Statue Unveiling Video

Nexus 5

Soon after Google announced that the next iteration of its mobile operating system will be Android 4.4 KitKat not Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie as early rumors suggested, a mysterious Nexus smartphone was spotted in the Android 4.4 KitKat statue unveiling video on Youtube.

The mysterious terminal is a bit larger than the Nexus 4 (right of the photo), but it has a big Nexus logo on its back, placed horizontally, just like the one of the Nexus 7 2013 tablet.

Besides the odd placement of the Nexus logo, we’ve also noticed a big sensor for the camera and a case with a mate finishing.

After it was initially rumored that the Nexus 5 will be a Motorola smartphone, the latest gossips in the business say that the Mountain View-based company will once again team-up with LG to develop the new Nexus flagship smartphone. The picture above isn’t helping us guess whether the Nexus 5 is a Motorola or an LG device, but there’s a logo on the back that looks a lot like the LG “smile”.

Rumor has it that the Nexus 5 will use the hardware platform of the recently launched LG G2. If so, the Nexus 5 will come with a 5.2-inch display with full HD resolution, a Snapdragon 800 chipset with quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU. It will also come with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, a 13 megapixel camera and, of course, Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.

Other voices say that Nexus 5 will not be identical in terms of technical specs with the LG G2, as the Google smartphone might come with a Snapdragon 600 SoC instead of the Snapdragon 800 squeezed inside the LG flagship.

The Android 4.4 KitKat statue unveiling video was removed from Google’s Youtube channel, but we have managed to find a copy of it posted by another Youtube user.