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Here is the LG Optimus Nexus Sans Dummy Box, Does Sort of Look Like a Galaxy Nexus

The first pictures of what we are expecting to be the LG Nexus (LG-E960) appeared earlier this evening, giving us a glimpse of what Google has in store for November. Many of you were quick to point out the case surrounding it that seemed to be some sort of a dummy box, meant to disguise the device. Previous rumors had stated that the device actually looked more like a Galaxy Nexus in shape and size, but it was impossible to tell with that case around it. Well, until now. 

A reader of ours found another set of pictures of the device on a Russian forum, sans dummy box. As you can see in the pictures above, it does carry a similar shape to the Galaxy Nexus with its rounded head and chin. The screen appears to be almost edge-to-edge though, and the back carriers the similar crystal backing of the Optimus G – the device that the Optimus Nexus is supposedly based off of.

From the About screen, we can see that the device is running JellyBeanMR1 and goes by the codename Mako, just like the device from earlier. The camera on the back isn’t branded with 8MP or 13MP, but we are expecting it to be one or the other, just like in the two Optimus G variants.

Not a bad looking phone from LG. What do you think?

Via:  Baraholka

Cheers Kidtronis!

  • Jackson

    Why not buy the lg optimus g and root it and bam you have the storage you want and the closest thing to the nexus

  • Apostrafee

    I find this phone really unattractive

  • Anthony Anobile

    Really like the back of it its got style (not to be confused with swag)

  • this phone is UGLY

    I’m not a 13 year old girl so I will not be buying a phone with crystals all over it. What a pathetic joke.

  • Got some serious want-syndrome here all of a sudden.. Sensible price and wide availability please!

  • Nexus Devices dont say “with google” like shown above. They say GOOGLE.

  • boogie_monster

    I don’t think this is the LG Nexus. if you look, on the back it clearly
    says “with Google”, it might be a stock android device but all of the
    Nexus devices say only “Google” on the back

  • John Simonelli

    Does that say Verizon Wireless on the back????

    • LionStone

      Might be too much bling for me on the back.

      • John Simonelli

        Yeah, I agree.

  • Sorry LG lost me permanently as a customer yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaars ago.

  • Why is the back covered in sequins??? Could they not have thought of something more feminine for a Nexus phone that is primarily purchased by heterosexual males?

  • Probably took these pictures with the Galaxy Nexus lol…why are leaks always sub par quality?

  • strows

    I like it but I wont be buying this phone right away, kind of hard when I now have to pay full retail to get a new phone.

  • Jonathan Ofalla

    LG Prada phone. Now an LG Nexus phone. Combine the two and we will see a new generation where nerds go chic.

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  • justin

    The screen is not even close to being edge to edge are you crazy? Phone looks pretty good but the GNex/NexS was way sexier with the curved glass!

  • Knlegend1

    That’s terrible.