Early September, when Google officially announced Android 4.4 KitKat, one of the company’s reps were spotted using a mysterious smartphone to take photos of the recently unveiled Android statue.
All the tech publications started to speculate that the smartphone in case is the LG Nexus 5 and, soon after, clues gathered from here and there indicated that we were indeed dealing with the Nexus 4 follow up. Moreover, a couple of weeks after the Android 4.4 KitKat launch incident, the Nexus 5 was caught on camera in a bar.
Well, today we get to see a new leaked photo of the highly-anticipated Nexus 5 courtesy of a MacRumors forums. The guy who posted the photo online says that the new Nexus 5 feels smaller than the LG G2, adding that the material on the “black back cover feels like my Nexus 7″ confirming the rumors speculating that LG and Google decided to use soft plastic for Nexus 5′s back lid.
Of course, one of the forum’s users asked for more details about the Nexus 5, but the user who revealed the photo in the first place replied that “I wish i could. Google is sneaky and has ways to see where the leaks come from. They are funny too. When the phone started up it needs to be updated. Some experimental software stuff and it says you need to guard it like a ninja.”
The rumor mill speculates that the Nexus 5 release date was set for October 14 when it will be officially introduced along with Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat. Moreover, sources within Nexus 5 case supply chain say that the new terminal will become available for purchase on October 31st.
Even though there was a lot of controversy regarding the Nexus 5 manufacturer, LG will continue to develop the high-end terminal and it will most likely be underpinned by LG G2′s hardware platform. In fact a Nexus 5 log that was thoroughly dissected yesterday revealed most of the terminal’s technical specs which support the G2 platform theory.
Therefore, according to the latest reports the Nexus 5 will be based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC with quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Andreno 330, while sporting a 5-inch display with full HD resolution. The later aspect raises some intrigue among the specialists, as the LG G2 has a 5.2-inch full HD display.
The same log reveals that the Nexus 5 will come with 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage (there will most likely be a 32 GB model, too), and an 8 MP camera with OIS. There’s no extra information about the camera sensor mounted on the back of Nexus 4′s successor, but rumor has it that it will be built using UltraPixel/ClearPixel-like technology.
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