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First Photos Shooted with Nexus 5 Posted on Google+, Taken Down Soon After

The rumor mill was very busy talking about the Nexus 5 over the past few weeks and as the “Morning with Google+” event failed to bring us the highly-anticipated smartphone, here’s a new set of Nexus 5 details. After leaked specs, release dates, and press renderings, now we get to look at the first photos taken with the smartphone co-developed by Google and LG.

The first alleged photos taken with a Nexus 5 have popped up on Google+, but just like it happened with any other leaks were quickly taken down off Google’s social network.

Still, the folks at Android Police were able to save the veggie photo you will find in the gallery below along with the EXIF data that shows that the photos were indeed taken with the 8 MP camera mounted on the back of the LG Nexus 5.

Given that they were removed from Google+ shortly after being discovered, I guess it’s safe to assume that the photos aren’t fake and that the Nexus 5 release date is just around the corner.

Reports are claiming that the Nexus 5 will be officially introduced before October ends and since yesterday’s “Morning with Google+” event didn’t bring us the highly-anticipated smartphone and the next Android iteration, I guess that we will either not see the handset in flash this month, or that it will be launched October 31st.

Anyway, we are advising you to take the rumors with a pinch of salt as it would be wiser to wait for the official announcement before rushing into conclusions.

As you probably know, the Nexus 5 will reportedly sport a 5-inch 1080p LCD display, quad-core 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB storage, and an 8 MP camera with OIS (optical image stabilization), the unit that was purportedly used to capture the photo below. About a week ago the Nexus 5 made a brief appearance in Google Play Store which enabled us to see that the the price of the 16 GB model has been set to $349.