The Nexus 5 Gets Pictured Again Ahead Of Official Debut


We already have a pretty good idea of what Google’s next-generation Nexus smartphone looks like, because it happened to leak the device itself in a video for its Android 4.4 KitKat statue unveiling. And we’ve seen it again a number of times since then — but I don’t think any of the leaked photos have been as clear as this one, which clearly shows off the back of the new device.

Believed to be called the Nexus 5, the new smartphone looks a little like the Nexus 7 from the back. It has a large Nexus logo engraved vertically into its casing, and it appears to have the same soft-touch finish. Its standout feature of course is that massive camera lens, which suggests Google has placed a big focus on photography (pun intended) for the Nexus 5.

We haven’t really seen pictures of the handset from the front yet, but we’d imagine it will look similar to the LG G2, given that the new Nexus, like the current one, will also be manufactured by LG.

As for specifications, the latest rumor claims the Nexus 5 will have a 5-inch 1080p display with 422 pixels-per-inch, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera — likely with same fancy camera technology.

It will likely be the first device to run Android 4.4 KitKat — Google’s upcoming Android update — but it’s unclear at this point when we will finally see its official unveiling. As soon as Google sends out those invites, though, we’ll be sure to let you know.