New leaked image shows Nexus 5 vividly

A newly leaked image has now popped up that gives us the clearest look yet at Google's next Nexus handset, the Nexus 5...

Leaks surrounding the much awaited Nexus 5 keep popping up. A new post on MacRumours now offers what could be the clearest look we have had at the next Nexus phone. While an earlier leak showed off most of the internal specifications expected, the new image shows a slate-gray device. While responding to questions in other posts on the forum thread, the source said that the handset’s back cover offers a feel that is similar to the Nexus 7. The author also said that the display of the new smartphone is only “ok”.

The device was first heard about last month, when a Google employee was caught with a new Nexus device while showing off the company’s new Android 4.4 OS coming with the codename KitKat. Since then, we have managed to get more than enough information to paint a pretty clear picture about the device. Chief among the information leaked out is the strong possibility of the Nexus 5 supporting LTE bands. While there is no real way to validate the authenticity of the image, it should be noted that the image does seem to line up with the information we have so far about the rumoured device. If the information leaked is valid, though, it is highly possible that we will be seeing Google’s next Nexus sooner rather than later.

New leaked image shows Nexus 5 vividly

New leak offers a clear glimpse at Google's next Nexus 5 (Image credit: MacRumours)


From what is known so far, it looks like the device will be 131.9mm tall and 68.2mm wide. Contrary to earlier reports, the current source now states that the device will come with a 4.96-inch screen. The device is also said to come with a Snapdragon 800 SoC as well as 2GB of RAM. The model is also slated to come with 16GB of internal memory. It has also been indicated that the new Nexus phone will run on Android 4.4. KitKat. 


On the camera front, the handset should come with an 8-megapixel primary camera. There doesn’t seem to be word on image stabilisation, though. Also expected is a 1.2-megapixel front camera. In terms of connectivity, all the usual suspects should be seen like Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC as well as GPS connectivity. The handset should also come with wireless charging built in. Rounding up the speculated features is a 2,300mAh battery. While there is no official word on the release date or price, information about a possible October 31 launch date has been circulating for a while now.

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