LG Nexus 5 pic: is this our next Nexus smartphone?

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When we’ve been talking about the Nexus 5 over the last few weeks, the conversation’s mainly focused on manufacturing and technical details: who’ll make the phone, and what kind of hardware it might see used. For a brief moment, we were looking at the possibility of a Motorola Nexus 5, but rumors have once again steered back towards LG. Today, we break from all that technical talk to check out some imagery, with a pic arriving that may just reveal an in-development LG Nexus 5.

So, what do we have here? Well, if it is based on the G2, it sure looks like those rear-mounted controls didn’t last, because here we see them back along an edge – along with some serious gaps in the casing. That suggests a removable back panel, and might even hint at a removable battery.

However, this image bears little in common with the most recent description we’ve heard of an LG-made Nexus 5 – though even that seemed a bit unsure of itself, combining design elements from the Nexus 4 and new Nexus 7.

We also wonder what’s going on with that bottom edge, and have heard suggestions that the blue bit there could be obscuring a stylus. It’s just too hard to make anything out clearly, leaving us with questions.

Given the absence of any stand-out Nexus branding, we’re not quite ready to jump on this as a definite Nexus 5 sighting, but if we see this design show up again, we might well be changing our tune.

Source: Techtastic.nl (Google Translate)
Via: Droid-life

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!