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LG Nexus Takes on the iPhone 5 in Latest Picture Leak

The LG Nexus went from being the best kept secret in tech to being the worst in a matter of days. At one point a few weeks ago, this phone was nothing more than a rumor that most sites were afraid to touch. Today, it has been leaked in more photoshoots than I can even keep track of. Take last night’s appearance for example, a comparison photo shoot with the new iPhone 5 in as clear a set of pictures as you will find anywhere. You don’t see photos this clean unless you have the phone in hand, something the Onliner has had the honor of. 

According to this latest report, the phone has a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 8MP camera, a 4.7″ HD display, and runs Android 4.1.2. As you can see in the pictures, it looks a lot like a mix between the Galaxy Nexus and LG’s new Optimus G. It has the same crystal back and 8MP camera as the Optimus G, but the corners have been rounded to look a lot like last year’s Nexus. It’s a beautiful phone.

And that’s pretty much that. I think at this point, we are simply waiting for Google to announce it.

Via:  Onliner

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  • Kevin Mccutcheon

    Personally I’ve owned every Nexus (including the N7) and I think I like
    the Gnex the best, for me it’s the best nexus yet. This new LG looks
    pretty nice considering it looks like the Gnex but I just don’t know
    about that chrome bezel might have to ditch that…

  • SurgicalTech

    galaxy note II plz

  • I’m sure it’s going to have different versions with different kinds of storage options. This 1 probably isn’t L T E but it’s probably HSPA. I see the release an LtE version with 16 gigs and 32 gigs

  • cooksta32676

    Anybody else slowly warming up to the idea of owning a LGnex?


  • Larizard

    I really have to point out, that this is looking like a mid-range Nexus device that will compete with the GS3mini and the Motorola Razr M.

    Oh and it looks like it’s gonna be wider than the GNex?

  • My contract is up.. once I’m certain that the next Nexus phones are all released, I’m going to pick one and switch to whatever carrier I have to to use it.

  • Rohail Shah

    I was expecting some crazy rehash physical keyboard design but this, not bad. Not bad at all

  • Rohail Shah

    Am I the only one that thinks it reminds you of a sleek concept car?

  • I hate the “bedazzled” back. Hopefully there will be a Motorola Nexus with a kevlar back.

  • The FFC not being center and the large empty space under the screen is bothersome

  • Damu793

    Galaxy note2 ! On Verizon lte with power beats earbuds by Dre

  • reyalP

    Why is the iphone 5 so narrow? It looks odd!

    • It does look like a toy that two kids pulled from either side and disfigured.

  • Trevor Blain

    Holy cow, they look virtually identical! I can barely tell them apart. Surely this means Apple must file a lawsuit.

  • Rob

    Best looking LG phone to date. Not saying much, but it’s definitely something I would consider if I was in the market for a new phone. I just can’t justify it after buying a Galaxy S3 off contract (wasn’t due for an upgrade and by the time I am I would have to pay full price to retain unlimited data anyway), at least until I can get a 1080p screen with a good battery.


    What happened to the multiple manufacturers? I can’t get pass its a lg.. What phone have they released that would have me look at lg as a top tier manufacturer?

  • I_haz_root_beer

    How is it possible that no one is even mentioning that this thing doesn’t have LTE??
    If the iPhone 5 came out without LTE, you guys would be KILLING apple right now.
    Google’s newest flagship phone is 3G???

  • I want curved glass 🙁 but if gorilla glass 2 I might just forget about it and go straight 🙂

  • I’m glad they’re keeping the look of the Galaxy Nexus as it’s probably the best looking phone I’ve ever seen. The back is a little odd to me, but I imagine viewed in person it could be radically different. I have to imagine Verizon isn’t seeing this, but I also hope that at least HTC or even Samsung has their own Nexus, but I’m still not sold that there will be multiple Nexus’ since this one looks so similar to the previous one.

  • John Simonelli

    I wonder if the camera has improved at all? Also looks like I’m going to have to stick with my VZW Gnex.

  • Dave

    I think it’s a beautiful looking phone. But as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

  • Colin Gray

    Only on AT&T correct?

  • Andrew Remmers

    If those bottom holes are screws can we then assume this isn’t the normal plastic construction we are used to? Also no pins, I really like the pin car dock for the Gnex, however I think it could have a better design for easier removal.

  • I have learned to live with my GNexus 16GB without memory card slot using StickMount + USB_OTG, AirDroid, Media device mode…

    But a less than 6GB (thats what will be available in any internal-8GB phone) in a 2012 SD-less phone?? Come-on, the total storage = 3 x RAM capacity????

    It is OK only when Google wants to release this like Nexus7 price — 199$ as FULL price… But still, NOT for me…

    I will wait for other Nexus devices, especially from Motorola with that JUMBO MAXX battery…

  • lrohenaz

    I like this phone… it’s much better than I expected… but no removable battery is a real issue for me. I will be holding out for the Nexus phone that gives me a removable battery and SD along with specs on par with this camera, processor and battery. Then you have a shot to tear me away from my Galaxy Nexus.

    • You can forget SD on a Nexus, just not gonna happen. And power banks are tiny and cheap these days.

      • lrohenaz

        why would you assume that?

        • Assume? Its a known fact. The last 3 Nexus devices haven’t had a SD slot and Google has made it clear that they don’t want SD cards on Android devices for keeping the Android filesystem robust and efficient.

          • lrohenaz

            I didn’t know Google took a stance against SD – *search* – now I do, thnx for that. While I think their reasoning is sound, I’m not sure why large internal storage and SD capability need to be mutually exclusive. I still want one for backup convenience (I flash roms constantly). Oh well. I’ll take a nexus sans SD over the rest if I must… but I reserve the right to occasionally bitch about it.

          • No problem. You can always use one of the cloud services for automatic scheduled backups while you’re on Wi-Fi or just use something like this:


  • Digger

    While I recognize this is an Android site and OMGNEXUSORGTFO and all that, this phone’s design is boring. Like, awful boring. And the chip & RAM are all that’s great from an internals standpoint. Color me massively unimpressed in this phone.

    • alex drum

      Read the comments… not everyone likes the phone and it’s not “OMG NEXUS OR GTFO” just read a bit and look at the rating, I know im not getting one. I’m waiting for something nice from HTC to replace my nexus.

  • Knlegend1

    If this is the Nexus and the only one well looks like I’m going o have to pass.

  • Just_Some_Nobody

    That’s a lotta chin! Jay Leno would be envious!

  • hiway12

    I thought that it had squarer corners than this. it almost looks like they snapped a GNex

  • Alan Paone

    So. Much. Bezel.

    • alex drum

      The two phones look about the same to me, the bezel is not the big and even so I really dont understand this fascination with small bezel phones? yea it makes it look a bit better but the changed size in the bezel is even less noticeable than the change from the Iphone 4s to the Iphone 5… and thats hard to do.

      • Alan Paone

        The bezel is wasted space, the only thing it adds is size, and this already a good sized phone…

  • JG

    If google is rumored to release a 32gb Nexus 7, then I am not sure why they wouldn’t put that size on a phone as well. I mean maybe they think a tablet needs more memory than a phone would and we might just see a max of 16gb on the LG Nexus. But we can hope.

  • Give me a RAZR Nexus MAXX HD, 32gb with expandable storage, LTE, NFC, 2gb ram, and best possible processor and I’ll camp out for it

    • Alan Paone

      4G LTE TOUCH