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LG Nexus 5 Looks Amazing in Fan Rendering

When Google announced Android 4.4 KitKat a couple of weeks ago, one of the company’s representatives was caught on camera using a mysterious LG smartphone to take photos of the new Android statue. Well, everybody speculated that he was actually holding the new Nexus 5, but apart from some leaked FCC photos we have nothing about the Nexus 4 follow-up.

One of the strangest things about the Nexus 5 photos grabbed from the FCC filling was the absence of the phone’s earpiece, some speculating that it might be because of bad lighting or because the earpiece was blurred on purpose. Others say that it will use bone-conducting technology, which actually checks with Matias Duarte’s statements saying that his design objective is “a blank slab of glass.”

Reddit user Vovicon has took some time to analyse all the Nexus 5 leaks so far and managed to create a rendering of the highly-anticipated handset. The result? An amazingly-looking smartphone that is a reminiscent of the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus, but that has a whole piece of glass on the front panel.

Reports say that the Nexus 5 will be based on LG G2’s hardware platform, therefore we should expect it to arrive with a 5.2-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 800 chipset with quad-core Krait 400 CPU clocked at 2.2 GHz, Andreno 330 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, LTE, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy.

Other rumors say that the Nexus 4 successor will not borrow the chipset from the G2, as it will pack the cheaper Snapdragon 600 SoC, which will allow Google and LG to set the same $300 price point for the new handset.

There are also some speculations regarding the camera sensors mounted on the back of the Nexus 5. While some say that it will have the same 13 MP camera as the LG G2, other voices claim that the N5 will come with a whole new different camera unit developed in house by Google.

Any thoughts on Vovicon’s rendering?

LG Nexus 5 rendering


  • Jigjags

    metal camera surround for magnetic lense attachments ?

    • We can’t know for sure what’s with the metallic ring around the camera. It looks a lot like the ones used for HTC and Motorola for One and Moto X, respectively. There’s no confirmation yet, but the N5 may come with UltraPixel/ClearPixel-like technology. We’ll have to wait until new details about the camera surface.

  • anmolm97

    Also this is not the Nexus 5, in the leaked FCC documents there is a small cavity or windows next to the camera LOOK CAREFULLY!!

    • Darknut

      Yeah, the black plastic cover lifts off from around the silver camera frame. This fits that design element well enough. (Although that had a bigger camera module)

    • This is not an official photo, it’s a mock-up made by a very talented Reddit user. As about the “small cavity” next to the camera, some say it might be an infra red blaster.

      • anmolm97

        It would be awesome if it would be an IR blaster!!

        • Yes, indeed. With an IR-enabled Nexus 5 and a Chromecast you can say goodbye to your old remote control.

          • anmolm97

            Any fixed release date of the N5? Maybe a pre-order date!!

          • Only some rumors. They say it will be launched on October 14 along with Android 4.4 KitKat. As I know Google they will probably make it available for purchase a couple of weeks after the official announcement

  • Epic Tea

    if they are using a plastic matte finish there is no reason they shouldn’t have a micro sd card slot or removable back.

    • Darknut

      Google doesn’t like sd cards, so no it won’t have an sd card. LG is making it, but by the battery size (2300mAh) I would think the back is removable.

  • none

    Power button and volume rocker are much lower than in the FCC images.

  • SmokeNMirrors

    Please render in a Verizon logo. I need to continue my unrealistic wishful thinking.