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A member of MacRumors forums (of all places) under the name weespeed posted the picture above this afternoon, which he claims is of the new LG Nexus 5. The forum poster mentioned that he was able to hold the device, that it is smaller than the G2, and feels a lot like the Nexus 7. He also mentioned that the display is just “Ok” and not as good as the Galaxy Note 3’s, but that it did have small bezels.

The phone looks a heck of a lot like the device we have seen in a Googler’s handsat the FCC, and at a high-school party, so it could very well be the newest picture to date. Unlike the FCC screw-up, though, we are seeing the return of the vertical “Nexus” logo that mimics the logo of the Nexus 7.

A leak from this weekend gave us the following specs to expect in the device:

  • Display:  5-inch Full HD display, 442 ppi (potentially 4.97-inch)
  • Processor:  2.3GHz Qualcomm Snadragon 800
  • RAM:  2GB
  • Internal Storage:  16GB (could be another model too, this is what was in the log)
  • Camera (rear):  8MP (no idea if it has OIS like the LG G2 camera)
  • Camera (front):  1.2MP
  • Sensors:  accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity, light, barometer, orientation
  • Battery:  2300mAh (via FCC) and wireless charging
  • Other:  LTE, NFC
  • Model:  LG-D820

What do you guys think? And what is the device laying on top of the Nexus 5? Is that another Nexus 5?

Via:  MacRumors

Cheers Wayne!

  • elmatrix

    Great news!!! thank to Nexus 5 Hype, the app I installed in my smartphone, I am up to date regarding nexus. I wont miss the launch!!!

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oneweekcreations.nexus5hype

  • lin

    where is the photo uploaded?

  • lin

    Like it?

  • bjssp

    When we will be sure if it has 2GB or 3GB of RAM?

  • Tyler

    I thought the camera was confirmed to be 13mp

  • TeeTinz11

    After the N4, that matte back is nice…

  • Alan Paone

    Hey Kellex, can you do some digging and find out why Google gave up on bottom headphone jacks? This is nitty gritty investigative journalism stuff.

  • Dave S.

    I know megapixels aren’t everything when it comes to cameras, but if this thing only ends up having an 8MP camera…that’s kind of a disappointment. I’ve got an 8MP on my current phone already…I wouldn’t mind upgrading to something higher or “better”. Even the LG G2, which this Nexus 5 is often described as being based off of, has a 13MP camera…so why does this one only get 8MP? (I guess it’s to keep the cost down, but shouldn’t this be an improvement over its predecessor, the Nexus 4, in all categories?)

    • Alan Paone

      13 megapixels is a worse camera at this size.

      • Dave S.

        What “size” are you referring to?

        • Alan Paone

          seonsor size. 8mp lets them use bigger, better pixels. 13mp is smaller pixels, and comparatively worse in low-light. Thats why the only companies with more than 8 mpx are samsung and LG, they care more about specs than quality.

          • Dave S.

            Well, if they used up that extra space in that camera spot for bigger sensor(s), instead of having a huge (seemingly pointless) ring around the lens, then that might help.

          • Alan Paone

            It looks kind of cool at least..

          • Dave S.

            The phone in general (I agree) or the huge ring around the lens (I disagree)…? ha

          • Alan Paone

            It would probably look as bland and generic as the G2 without the ring. It looks a little stupid on its own, but it adds some flair and rounds out the design.

          • Dave S.

            Yeah, but the G2 has a pretty big ring around the lens as well, at least certain variants of it do.

            Overall, I just want them to make this thing official already…it’s potentially going to be the phone I leave Verizon for!

          • Jim Davis

            I own a Canon digital SLR camera that I bought in 2005. It has a 6 megapixel sensor. It takes better pictures than any phone camera (even with an 8 megapixel sensor). It’s not just about maximizing the pixel density of the sensor.

            Phone cameras are better served by lower pixel counts (larger pixels/sensor area). They are so thin that the lens focal length is tiny and so the lens itself must be very small. This translates to less light getting to the sensor. Lower density sensors have larger pixels which let more of the incoming light stimulate each pixel.

          • Dave S.

            Whoa now…slow down…

            Are you trying to tell me that a camera on a device that was built to be a camera is BETTER than a camera on a device that was built to be a phone?!

            #mindblown

            (also, don’t take this reply too seriously…I’m just jokin’ around.)

  • Nazzi_Muhammad

    LG should stick with making washers and dryers.

    • JD_26

      ignorance

  • Killsmetosay

    Is the phone on top also the nx5 because it has a white backplate

    • JohanV

      N4

    • Jeff

      Yeah, looks like the Nexus 5. Either it has a white backplate or it’s the flash making it look white. Definitely not a Nexus 4 like a lot of people are saying, because at the very least the sides are wrong for a Nexus 4.

  • Kishan

    Disappointed with the following:
    – No OIS
    – Small battery (Unless, they prove to be superior like G2’s with optimization)

    Rest of the things are fine.
    At least, I want the cam to be as good as G2.

    • Droon

      Was no OIS confirmed? I haven’t been following other reports too closely, but this article says, “no idea if it has OIS like the LG G2 camera”.

      • Kishan

        It is confirmed from the log leaks. But again, no one really knows what the final product will be.

        • Droon

          Thanks for the info!

  • Alan Paone

    Ugh. Why did they have to put the headphone jack on the top. Google were the only ones getting it right for SO LONG 🙁

    • Epic Tea

      I still don’t see why people complain about headphone jacks on the bottom, it is more out of the way on top, I would love to hear your reasons why?

      • Alan Paone

        Its not really about being in or out of the way. When its on the top it points away from you in your and and downwards into your pocket. It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but if you listen to music a lot, flipping your phone over every time you put it in/out of your pocket is a hassle and makes you much more likely to drop your phone. The only reason to put it on the top is because apple used to do it

        • Epic Tea

          I see your point I listen to music a lot too and sometimes taking it out of the pocket can be a bit of a hassel, I guess I would have to experience for myself to commodity understand. Also this has nothing to do with apple most android phones have had them on top for as long as I can remember never owned a nexus phone buy if supported on sprint I will.

          • Alan Paone

            Its something you don’t notice until you try, and then can’t live without. I love that Kellex harps on it so much.
            Up until 2010, there was a fair amount of diversity in the market, but since then the only phones with bottom jacks were the nexus S and galaxy nexus. Both those phones got knocked in a lot of reviews for not doing it exactly the way the iphone did. The rest of the industry was just trying to match the success of the galaxy S.

      • Alexander Reddicks

        This is why

  • Jared Isch

    I did until reports started surfacing that the camera may be sub par….first I had to seel myself on the idea that a 2300mAh battery was good enough. Only 2 things i really cared about were Camera and Battery Life, and now i’m starting to wonder if either of those will be impressive….I thought Vic said camera was a focus for the next nexus…ugh….i hope its better than the speculation.

  • Josh Martin

    So no one else thinks that this thing is the ugliest phone ever?? :

    • Tim242

      Yes, it is.

    • Epic Tea

      so you think the Nexus 7 2013 is ugly? because it looks exactly like that but smaller, I have the Nexus 7 2013 and it is the best looking tablet hands down even makes ipad look like a crappy build quality.

    • lensgrabber

      Looking at the FCC shots, yeah, it’s pretty fugly. That said, I love the N7 2013 so if this is a baby version of that it might look better in person. I think that camera is about the ugliest thing I have seen on a phone in a while. I’m hoping there is a good reason for the ugly. We’ll see.

      I’m on the fence between the N5 and the Moto X. It’s only a couple of weeks so I’ll wait until the release. I know if the N5 doesn’t do it for me that the X will. The good thing is that we have choices. Being able to choose what works best for you is always a plus in my book.

      • Josh Martin

        I already jumped the gun on the Moto X….not regretting a single moment of it. <3

  • Guest

    I did until reports started surfacing that the camera may be sub par….first I had to seel myself on the idea that a 2300mAh battery was good enough. Only 2 things i really cared about were Camera and Battery Life, and now i’m starting to wonder if either of those will be impressive….I thought Vic said camera was a focus for the next nexus…ugh….i hope its better than the speculation.

  • chris_johns

    Looks metalish…i like it…i just wont get it im tired of repositioning phones in my hand every 3 seconds to reach the top left of the screen risking dropping it and what not…played with the new droids yesterday…a lot nicer in person then i thought they be but way to shiney the ultra(feel real cool flat n thin) and way to wide corner to corner its to big..moto x feels so amazing when u hold n use it that bottom bezel is the smallest ive ever seen on any phone i still prefer it to anything else

  • panicswhenubered

    As long as those specs are true, it has an OIS 8MP shooter and Android 4.4 updated camera apk with some cool new shooting modes (i.e. fancy shooting modes like Touchwiz and Sense have), this will be my next phone.

  • JohanV
  • Chris Choncek

    So happy I went with the LG G2. Is the clean “Google” experience worth sacrificing the specs? The G2 beats this on so many levels.

    • Jeff

      Well, I see this as beating the G2 by not having the buttons on the back, being physically smaller, having stock Android, getting updates directly from Google, being cheaper off contract and also looking better. The Nexus 5 beats the LG G2 on so many levels. 🙂

      • Chris Choncek

        Having buttons on the back, being smaller, having stock Android and “looking better” are subjective that can go both ways. Having smaller internal storage (16 vs 32), a lesser quality camera (8mp vs 13mp) and smaller battery (2300 vs 3000) puts the G2 FTW!

        • Jeff

          An 8mp camera can be higher quality than 13mp, a smaller screen and optimizations can help a 2300mah battery last longer than a 3000mah battery, we don’t know if the Nexus 5 ONLY has 16gb internal storage yet. The Nexus 5 can only be ‘beaten’ by the G2 once it’s been released and tested.

          • Chris Choncek

            True. I guess we’ll wait and see. Too early to speculate. I’m coming from a rooted GNEX so I know how great the stock experience is. The G2 is not nearly as bad as some folks make it out to be, however. The software is not that clunky and it screams. There is absolutely no lag at all.

          • Kishan

            Right about 8 MP. But only wish, they keep OIS intact. 🙁

    • Epic Tea

      gross the LG’s software is as ugly as it gets with skins.

  • i have a prophecy about it http://youtu.be/RXfJP67-0LY

  • J Dub

    Please just have a decent camera. Just be as good as the S3 and we will be okay.

  • rabaker07

    Troubling comment about the display. How can 442ppi be just ok? MotoX is looking more and more to be the phone to beat…

    • Jeff

      As compared to other phones with better screens. Doesn’t mean the screen is bad, since the Moto X screen isn’t as good as the Galaxy Note 3’s screen either.

    • michael bourgoin

      also this is being leaked from a mac rumor place – you know they are going to be bias

    • Tim242

      PPI over 300 is not visible. It was being compared to the Note 3…

    • rabaker07

      Yeah, and if it’s LCD (upsetting, I really like AMOLED despite some of the downsides) that would make sense. The HTC ONE, for having such a great display on paper, doesn’t look anywhere as good to me as the Moto X display at 720p. Nexus is also rumored to have an IPS which is generally known as the best of the LCDs with great color accuracy, so this could still be a very nice display. I’ll have to get a look at this Note 3 and have my mind blown!

  • Ricki_Bobbi

    I am really hoping Google increases the battery capacity from the 2300mAh.

    • rabaker07

      Well, if the FCC phone was the Nexus (and we’re all assuming it is), I don’t see why they would or if they even could change it now. They’d have to redesign the case to accommodate the increased size. We’ll have to pray that the 800 core with dedicated sensors (like Moto X8) and battery saving optimizations of KitKat will keep that sucker humming with 8-12 hours of screen-on time (is that possible?)…

  • g1

    The white version is also on the top of the black one but facing up

  • KyleKatastrophe

    That’s obviously a white nexus 4 stacked on top…

    • Jeff

      Except that a white Nexus 4 has white sides, so it’s obviously not a white Nexus 4 on top.

  • 4g63mark

    The reason why I’m not excited about this phone is quite simple. Google chooses to ignore the millions of people that have Verizon and Sprint……. But I’m not even mad this time. Moto has given us the Moto X which is the perfect size, it’s running stock Android, it’s available from Verizon with an unlockable boot loader on the developer version, it’s fast, and it has onscreen buttons…… I’m using the Droid Mini which I call the Nexus Mini because it performs so well with the only compromise being 16GB of storage. I paid $450 full retail for it. If the Moto X was the same price I’d have that instead. The Mini is a BIG TIME SLEEPER. Nobody seems to know what this phone can do. The screen has 342 PPI, the battery lasts me all day, and it does exactly what the Moto X can do. Stock Android on Verizon has made me VERY HAPPY!!!

    • Epic Tea

      actually FCC filings suggest support for sprint.

    • Epic Tea

      btw moto x is not stock android, it’s closest thing to it on a carrier but it’s not true stock.

      • 4g63mark

        True it’s not 100% stock. It’s AOSP with a few built in bonuses. The point is, nobody will look at that thing and say it’s running Moto Blur. Everyone refers to it as stock Android. So in the court of public opinion the Moto X is a stock Android device.

        • Epic Tea

          i didn’t know opinion trumped facts, its still not stock android no matter what people think.

          • 4g63mark

            LMAO…… Ok whatever man. It doesn’t have a skinned UI so call it whatever you want to call it. The rest of us will call it stock Android.

  • abhele

    verzion verizon verizon thats all i hear stfu , no nexus will ever come to verizon !!!!!!!

  • sexit-up

    It makes me horny.

  • Justin Halcomb

    I come back to say this I want a Nexus phone doesn’t how great or how average the specs are any Nexus device that is getting updates straight from Google is a plus. I have and S3 and stuck on 4.1.2 (and no I will not root nor do I have the option).

    • Abhijeet Mishra

      Not to mention Nexus devices still run great despite older hardware, thanks to no bloat.

    • Epic Tea

      rooting is so easy now days it literally is a click of a button and 2 minutes later it’s done and flashing roms are even easier. Everything running perfect on my Galaxy S4 with stock android 4.3 rom.

  • droidrazredge

    It’s either Moto X or Nexus 5 for me depending on the details I hear in October! Either way I know I’ll be happy with my choice because I know I’ll be picking the better of the two.

  • Phil

    The camera is 13 mp

    • Kishan

      Its 8MP

  • ChrisI

    Those specs are a joke from the company who owns the largest market share software in the mobile tech world in ALMOST 2014!! Seriously. Nothing stands out as “gotta have” here except pure Android. I’ve had 8mp on my SGSIIE4GT for over 2 yrs now….my storage is higher….my front camera is bigger….battery expandable….I’m just disappointed overall. I’m hoping the truly legit announcement has a trick up its sleeve.

    • blackjaguar25

      Sir, you don’t understand cameras or the Nexus program at all. It’s not about specs.

    • amulya

      do you not understand what this phone is about? its not about being the top phone ever, its about giving people a phone that is $350-400 with great specs.

    • chris_johns

      your phone blows

    • Epic Tea

      it’s funny how people praise Moto X (which is a perfect example that specs are not everything) then turn around and bash the Nexus 5 which has better specs and is 1/2 the price off contract compared to $650 for almost every other flagship phone???

      I don’t like the iphone but isheep were right about one thing specs are not everything.

      • JD_26

        THIS^ its industry meeting specs for half the price .. dunno about the iphone part .. cant compare a phone that does only about 1 thing at a time 🙂

  • jadeveon da destroyer

    Wonder how much they will charge for this?

    • M3D1T8R

      Probably 300-400.

  • Alexander Garcia

    Errr… That battery concerns me.

  • RXG9

    Why doesn’t LG do removable batteries WTH!!!

    • Epic Tea

      truth is you can with any device these people simply choose not to which makes no sense.

  • nex5

    its more like n5s black(under) white(above).same placement of volume rocker.may be both variants have the samefronnt color(black)

  • john

    are you guys kidding me moto X is such a crappy phone if feels cheap I rather have a note Three or an s4 or an HTC One moto X looks shittyJo

    • M3D1T8R

      Funny I felt the exact opposite after trying out all those phones at Verizon and ATT today. S4 was the worst. Note 3 was bad. HTC One was not too bad (still prefer DNA), LG G2 was better than S4 but not great, Droid Maxx seemed okay except the wobbly plastic side buttons. Meanwhile the Moto X felt the best of all by far. Made me much more happy I ordered one w/ the weekend deal, whether I sell it or not. Just felt good in hand, sleek design. Oh yeah, and that’s on top of having the best near-stock Android software.

    • chris_johns

      lol youve obvioulsy never used a moto x or seen one…bro dont comment just to be stupid n get attention

  • chris

    For some reason I still have a feeling that Google has something up their sleeve that would catch us all off guard, kind of like the key lime pie turning into kit Kat so maybe the camera specs or battery are just misleading info given out as a “leak” to distract us from Google’s actual mind blowing plans! At least I hope it’s that 🙁

    • Landshark535

      Here’s hoping that this includes a memory expansion slot…

      • Tim242

        Google will never do that again.

      • chris

        Well u better start giving your hopes up cause you know Google wont do that they want to promote more of their cloud services

  • Maxim∑

    Little worried about the battery capacity

  • Hugh Hansen

    The more I hear about the Nexus 5, the more I want the Moto X. I fear the N5 will be underwhelming.

    • Tim242

      Ummm the Moto X is more underwhelming ..

  • Jeremy Gross

    i hope its pocketable and handable like the moto x and has a bigger storage capacity than little 16 gb. anyone else feeling this

  • Jose Lucas

    Wow. So they went from a glass back to a plastic back? That’s just not right.

    • Jeff

      I much prefer the plastic to glass, now I don’t have to worry about the back of my phone shattering if I put it down wrong or if something hits my leg while it’s in my pocket.

    • amulya

      its not even plastic, it feels like something different. its like the one on the back of the nexus 7

      • Tim242

        Which is plastic.

        • amulya

          my bad, it just feels different than the plastic i think of.

    • Tim242

      Glass was a terrible idea.

    • Epic Tea

      go into best buy and use the nexus 7 2013 trust me it doesn’t feel like plastic at all in fact in looks very clean and professional.

  • Jpx

    Looks so similar to the nexus 7. I’m so excited for this phone

    • Epic Tea

      which is a good thing because the n7 2013 is very clean and professional looking.

      • Jpx

        Completely agree, just picked one up last saturday. I love the back of the tablet and the ease of grip

  • Phillies3429

    I don’t get all the hype? Do you just want to see the new Android or are people really happy about the phone specs? Look to be on par with other flagship phones…just running stock Android.

    • Jeff

      Stock Android.

      • Tim242

        I prefer the added value of TW

        • Epic Tea

          touchwiz is much better than what it was but after using stock roms on my galaxy s4 then going back to touchwiz I run back to stock the same day. The only useful features to me are multi window and pop up player everything else is just pointless to me.

  • wellhayhay

    I’ve been waiting patiently for two years with my gnex… Verizon better get this or I’m outttttaaaa hereeee

    • Tim242

      They’re not. That has been known for a while.

      • wellhayhay

        I thought there was another model number spotted in the FCC leak that had the Verizon radios. Oh well. Hello t-mobile.

        • Tim242

          Nope. That was a G2 modification. The wrong pictures were used.

  • vzoom

    on top of that is a white version

    • Tim242

      Yeah, with a black front. I hate the Oreo phones.

  • KleenDroid

    If these are the real specs it would be a bit disappointing.

    16 gig storage, smaller battery…..

    Minimum 32 gig storage if there is no SD card. Also a strong battery to last easily all day.

    • Epic Tea

      there with be a 16gb and 32 gb just like the nexus 4 had, you people are such babies with a phone 1/2 the price of most off contract phones these specs are great.

      • KleenDroid

        16 gig might be great for some people but it wouldn’t cut it for me.

        My Gnex was good at 32. However on a phone like the Samsung S4 it is not as good. On the 16 gig S4 there is only 9 gig available for your use. A ROM is over 2 gig… Luckily a 64 gig SD card saves the day.

        By simply including an SD card on every phone would make this all a non issue. Say what you will about Samsung but they still have a removable back on their phones. You are able to replace the battery and use an SD card.

        • Epic Tea

          Im not bashing Samsung I own a Galaxy S4 i just think people need to stop complaining about a device that is basically 1/2 the price of a Galaxy S4. I do see your point having a removable back and expandable storage sure is nice, but anything with 32gb or higher is more than enough for me unless you must have like 10 movies 10,000 songs and 5,000 photos on your phone 32gb is more than enough.

          Also not everything has to be physically on your phone, which is something I love about Google’s Play Services especially for their music because contrary to popular belief I can wirelessly sync even my itunes music through the play music app on my computer to my phone and the music isn’t stored on my device but on the play music cloud even though i bought it in itunes, but fi I want it on my device I simply click the 3 dots and click download and it will make it available offline, there is really no reason 32gb shouldn’t be enough for anyone.

  • MikeSaver

    why was nexus 7 without lte? did that ever come to make sense?

    • LarryVandemeer

      Nexus 7 comes in a Wifi-only model and in a global LTE model.

  • hoodieNation

    Why can’t they cram a 3,000mah battery in there? I’d gladly pay more for it.

  • JRomeo

    Why are some other sites saying the battery is 2700 mAh?

    • ericdabbs

      It doesn’t matter. I look at facts which the FCC docs say it is 2300 maH. I believe the FCC docs are correct and not rely on some rumors. Heck they said the Note 3 battery rumors on some sites said it would be 3450 maH battery and some sites said it was 3200 maH battery. Guess what it was 3200 maH.

      The only reason why some sites (and to be honest its just 1 site but just gets retweeted over and over) that they claim someone in the know says its 2700 maH. To be honest, I don’t trust those rumors since they aren’t backed up with any facts.

  • Anon

    Specs are good enough (could use more storage space though..) but the matte back and logo are making me hesitate.

    • JRomeo

      Would you prefer a glass back?

      • Anon

        You have a point. No, not really, but compared to the Moto X (which is the other phone I’m thinking of getting) it seems a bit bland but at the same time screaming ‘LOOK AT ME I”M A NEXUS!’.

        • JRomeo

          LOL, if only we could put that logo on the Moto X similar styled back.

  • Goldenpins

    Makes sense he says the display is “okay” because comparing it to a Note or any Samsung AMOLED screen is hard to beat. I know people say colors are exaggerated but they are really nice and the best blacks on any phone so far.

    • Epic Tea

      if people don’t like the colors there are l5 different color modes in display settings anyways.

  • jer85008

    What’s with that crazy ring around the camera? Looks like a giant polished washer. Nothing appealing about the design at all.

  • jeffrey6283

    The top phone looks to be another Nexus 5, but it is laying there to hide the serial number and bar codes that are present on the bottom of the back. Also, gives you a nice shot of the bezel.

  • jbdan

    Glad I’ve been able to ward off my ocd picking up the MX. The N5 is near and I’m pumped

  • trophynuts

    lol is it really necessary for a damn phone to have a 2.3ghz Quad Core processor?

    • Jeff

      Nope. It would be nice if they put 32gb of storage in it though… (I use my phone as my MP3 player)

      • M3D1T8R

        Yep, I’ve been waiting over two years for a good 64GB+ phone option so I can actually use it as a _smart_ phone for my music. Had a 96GB S3 (32GBint. +64GB SD) a year ago but got so sick of Samsung I had to sell it.. Wish Moto X had an _option_ for 64GB, I’d gladly pay extra for it. Even the 32GB through Motomaker is limited to ATT currently (or Dev. Edition). Seems like it wouldn’t be hard for them to add the option online.. Oh well hopefully next year..

  • Elliot Kotis

    Spec’s are bs, sorry. If it is made by LG, it will have G2 specs.

  • StankyChikin

    Wish they would just announce this thing already so I can decide between it and the X.

  • Mike

    Bring it on. We need ROMs for the G2!

  • Vermin_Cain

    But, is it coming to Verizon????

  • theNewDanger

    2300 mAh so childish, yo

  • AndrewScottRox

    I’m in. Still.

  • jkjjkj

    From what i can tell in this picture is yes thats the Nexus 5 in black. Laying on top it, the white Nexus 4

    • Jeff

      I’d bet that’s a black Nexus 5 on top, with the camera flash making it look white, just like how it makes the one on the bottom white along the edge.

  • wish there was an lg g2 developer edition 🙁

    that’d be the best nexus

  • ZeeX1

    Announcement 10.7 release 10.14 & I’m so freakin ready!!

    • DocJones

      the Announcement Date 10/7 is nowhere to be found on the internet. Source?

      • Pedro

        Half Life 3 confirmed.
        10 – 7 = 3.
        Nexus Announcement 10/7.
        Yeesh!

  • KH

    So does anyone know for sure if this will be on vzw or not?

    • SplashMTN

      It will not be on Verizon – doesn’t come with compatible cdma/lte antennas.

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      Slim chance. There is some information to suggest that it will but at this point I would be surprised if it was.

      I can still dream though…

  • Rich Robinson

    Looks really nice. Chose Verizon over N5. Picked up G2 for $139(steal) & kept unlimited this weekend. Tough choice but so far the G2 is amazing. The camera and specs are ridiculous & I’ll pick up a new N10 this fall for some delicious Kit Kat.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    when did the blurry cam days end?

  • John Burke

    Disappointed by the:
    -battery
    -camera (unless it has OIS)
    – landscape-orientated “Nexus” logo
    -matte back finish
    -16GB storage

    That said, I’ll still buy it.

    • Allen Byrd

      The matte back will definitely be better than a glass back. They usually feel great.
      But yeah, hope the battery’s bigger.

    • Christian Harris

      -Wow. 16 GB is enough for me. My music takes up 5 gigs (i use subscription, AND store locally, and my apps take up 3 gigs. Photos and vids take up 500 mb tops because I sync my photos with the computer and delete them off my device.
      -Battery: The only thing I do on my phone is read and listen to music. That’s a pretty size-able battery for what I do
      -Don’t know about the Nexus Logo thing
      -Well, it’s better than the glass they used. That shiz broke so easily.

      • Jeremy Gross

        good for you, some people are big media consumers and cant avoid to stream

      • 918273645ams

        I just love having the ability to never have to worry about deleting photos from my device or only keeping a certain amount of music, having micro sd card expandability.

        • Christian Harris

          I don’t worry about my music. Obviously if you’re a music snob 16 gigs is not enough, but for the average joe that’s enough. I don’t know whether managing info on the SD card is the best solution – they get jumbled easily.

    • Maxim∑

      Yeah, battery seems to be a little low. I hope we dont have the same issues as Nexus 4 which was heat* and poor battery life. I would rather Google raise the price and not take shortcuts then make the margins low and use cheaper components

    • Epic Tea

      you do realize most people cover up most of the back of their phone in portrait mode right? The leaked image of the Nexus 5 at the KITKIT unveiling showed the guy holding it landscape while taking a photo, thats when the back of your phone is most exposed, thats why the logo is like that plus makes the Nexus 7 and Nexus 5 seem more like related devices.

    • lin

      It has OIS

  • Hunter

    CHOO CHOO!!! HERE COMES THE HYPE TRAIN BITCHES!!!

  • rww

    Wow.. I thought Nexus hardware was supposed to be cutting edge! The G2 is better in quite a few ways (much bigger battery, more MP in the camera, bigger screen, double the storage). I’m starting to think the dumb rear-buttons are a reasonable compromise to make to get the the most top-spec phone available…
    Coming from a GNex, honestly, I want a REAL battery in my next phone…

    • Chris Hannan

      Don’t see how a bigger screen is more cutting edge.

      You get the same processor with less crap bogging it down, so it winds up being faster.

      Battery life > battery size

      Bigger battery ≠ better battery life

      More MP ≠ better pictures, and it’s a Nexus so the camera software is most likely going to be crap anyway.

      The Nexus has never had cutting edge specs anyway. Several of the Nexus phones have just been redesigned phones that have already come out with pure Android.

    • Tim242

      You have a Gnex…you should know that Nexus devices are not meant to be cutting edge.

  • Anon

    I just dont see the value in these newer phones, The Galaxy S4 Developers edition is basically the same damn thing. What is ground breaking on this device?

    • Jeff

      Price, faster updates, design. Not every device has to be groundbreaking, just has to fill a hole in the market. While I wouldn’t want a Galaxy S4, I do want a Nexus 5.

    • AND it will have 4.4 to begin with… I can imagine that Samsung will eventually get an OTA to the S4.

  • Tyler Lehmann

    I simply do not understand the vertical logo thing. Sure‚ it makes sense on the Nexus 10 and (sort of) the Nexus 7‚ but on a phone? Who thought that was a good design move?

    • Jeff

      I like it more myself, it fills the back of the phone better, and the only time anyone will really see it is when the phone is in landscape being used as a camera or laying face down, so it makes sense then, otherwise people will just have it covered by their hands.

      • M3D1T8R

        Yep, camera. Exactly why it does make sense, after a little consideration.

      • Epic Tea

        exactly people just don’t think about stuff now days, I mean geeze use some basic logic.

    • LionStone

      Not everything has to be straight, square and inside the circle, think outside the box.

  • Steven Cornea

    with those specs, theres no reason to get any other phone ever.

  • Adam Truelove

    Bye Bye Verizon!!!

  • James Hill

    Throw a HUGE Verizon logo on the back and I’m sold.

    • Omar Amer

      yeah, not happening. at least not until Nexus and Verizon start to use VoLTE

    • Michael Gillenwalters

      No thanks. T-Mob & BYOB any day of the week. I’ll take the money I save and buy myself a new TV.

    • Epic Tea

      sorry only GSM and Sprint.

  • James Hill

    Via MacRumors lol

  • beng8686

    If the specs are right, I would prefer a bigger battery. 3500mah? Yes please.

  • yummy

    Assuming this dude isnt the
    worst photographer ever, perhaps
    the upper phone is covring
    the branding.

  • Rand Paul 2016

    Looking back at the fcc leak it definitely looks like a white Nexus 5. The side buttons look identical. And the camera/sensor are in the same place.

  • Gnex

    YES YES YES This Monday is officially not terrible!

  • Edward Smith

    Okay, now I am excited! I will take a metal trim any day to make up for the no glass back. Now all we are waiting to hear is the price, if the price is around the same as the N4 they can take my money, if its over $100 more, they have lost my money.

    • cheese

      you’re on crack if you think it’s going to cost $349.

      it will be at least $450+ and that’s expected. don’t get your hopes up bud.

      • Edward Smith

        I honestly think Google will keep the price down like the others. I think it will be around $350 for the 8gb and $400 for the 16gb. Thats my thoughts, which are shared by alot of people g+. Remember, while its still a good deal, Google still has to provide a price point that encourages individuals on contracts to buy this phone out right rather then get a phone cheaper on contract.

        • htowngtr

          No chance. This has lte and top end specs. Expect easily $450for 16gb

          • DocJones

            Why should the N5 be more expensive than the N4? Last year the N4 hat exact the same “high end specs” and the pricepoint was 300/350! i dont expect anything different, there are no breaking “things” in this phone, its made of polycarbonat, 8 MP Cam, S800 Processor is Standard to every flagship phone..

          • htowngtr

            No lte at the time. It makes a difference.

          • JD_26

            it did have lteee

        • LionStone

          16GB & 32GB only… doubt we’ll see an 8GB

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      Do you think nexus users see more ads? cheap device, google has to profit, they excel at targeting specific audiences…it’s all there. I can only wonder.

      • Edward Smith

        I had the nexus 4, just sold it so I can buy the N5. Nexus devices have always been cheaper for a reason. Google has already been losing money for Nexus devices and other products. Either way we will see, but I would be sad if it was over $400.

  • Esmegma Medieval

    That lens looks too exposed. Let us hope it’s sapphire or something durable.

    • Cowboydroid

      It’s certainly no more exposed than the Nexus 4’s lense, and it didn’t exactly rain fire and brimstone for that phone.

  • Justin Halcomb

    Hmm, I don’t think anyone has mention this lately, but what if the band around the camera can spin creating some sort of effect like zooming or something of another? Any thoughts?

  • shdowman

    8mp camera with crap image quality. yeah yeah…I get it’s a cell phone, but when are they going to have THAT as a decent option once and for all…

  • BananaBob

    “is this a new picture of a Nexus 5?” Well it’s not a Nexus 7, or a Nexus 4, so what’s the last option?

  • phathands

    What ticks me off about these oblique, mysterious angled, can’t really see it pics are that they are obvious leaks. I’d like to think that if any of us had the chance to snap a preview of it we’d get the whole damn thing in the shot so you could actually see it.

  • interstellarmind

    device on top of the Nexus 5: a Nexus 5 in white???!?!!?

    crossing fingers this stays at the $300-$350 range!!

    • htowngtr

      Be prepared for another c-note more

      • interstellarmind

        i think i’ll stick with my N4, then.

    • Michael Gillenwalters

      I wish. I’m moving three lines to T-Mob and it would be nice if it was that cheap. Although, I’ll simply be glad not to pay so much for my wireless and have a battery that dies by 3:00 PM. Gnex Verizon. Arg.

  • Frettfreak

    They better do something drastic with the camera software in Kk or this won’t cut it for me. Especially with only 8mp camera… Same as last year’s 4 right?

    • carlisimo

      Try a third-party app?

  • loony2nz

    2300mah? nice. You’ve got my interest 🙂

    • Ian

      Really? that’s the part to grab your interest? If it is actually modeled after the G2 like so many say then it should have a 3000mAh. Underwhelming now isn’t it.

      • DocJones

        think about the sizes,if you´r phone is bigger there is more space for battery.. compare the sizes of the casing and the battery for S4/Note3 😉
        The FCC leaks showed a smaller casing for the N5 in comparison to the N4

  • Dan

    I’m ready for some 4.4 leaks

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      what do you want to see in android 4.4?

      • JDub

        COOKIES!!! OM NOM NOM NOM NOM

  • Mauricio Sanchez

    I just ended up getting the Moto X because I had a hunch that the Nexus 5 wasn’t gonna be made available on Sprint, just like the Nexus 4… I’m really hoping the Nexus 5 isn’t usable on Sprint, just so I don’t experience buyer’s remorse, lol.

    • Wayne Hoaward

      It’s usable on every carrier except Verizon.

      • Mauricio Sanchez

        Really? That’s confirmed?

        • lilotimz

          It supports CDMA BC 0/1/10 (SMR 800), and the three unique Sprint LTE Bands (B26 SMR 800 , B25 PCS G, & TD-LTE B41 2500mhz).

          Only one carrier uses these three LTE bands plus cdma band class 10 (800 1x) in the US and that’s Sprint.

          • Epic Tea

            YES!!! Goodbye Galaxy S4! Hello Nexus 5!!! Sprint did Something Right for once!!

      • Mike Hilal

        That…kinda sucks. I thought the CDMA2000 radios were confirmed as NOT on board.

  • KH

    So apparently, according to an article from geek.com, the N5 will only have an 8mp camera? Is this true? Is there any way to find out if they were mistaken or not? That would be a huge downfall if Googes regressed on the camera specs, as the G2 currently has the best camera on the market (aside from Crapple). Please find out, if you can, anyone. Though I know mp’s “don’t really matter,” but they do. If you are using your camera on your phone, what is the first thing many do after snapping a shot… pinch to zoom… and that is why mp’s matter. Well, that and getting the most for your money when you are buying at full retail. Thanks DL & Community, rock on.

    • NB

      Actually Sony has the best camera on the market.

      • KH

        The comparison I read didn’t use that phone, but I’d believe that. Out of the G2, Moto X (new software), SG4 & HTC One, the G2 won.

      • Al-Burrit0

        doesn’t the g2 have a sony sensor in it? i might of heard wrong.

      • Tylar Overturf

        Actually the Lumia 1020 has the best camera on the market.

    • interstellarmind

      not concerned about the MP count (as long as it’s at or above 8MP). If anything, having an 8MP camera versus a 13MP will cut costs.

      Also, Vic Gundotra (sp) said awhile ago on google+ that the camera on the N5 will be amazeballs.

      So, as long as the hardtware (OIS, state-of-the-art sensor) is up to par, i couldn’t care less about the MP count. It’s the quality of the hardware that renders good images, not the pixel count (just look at how much all the different phones with the same MP counts vary in image quality: iphone, SGIII, N4, etc)

    • carlisimo

      Think of it this way: the more decontented the N5 is relative to the G2, the greater the odds that it will remain around $350. Expect a cheaper camera and no screen calibration

  • miri

    Looks a tad strange, but I’m sure it’ll look just fine once we get a better look at it in good lighting.

  • rslh

    According to the specs, nothing really stands out for me… Moto X may have lower specs, but it definitely has some unique features.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      hmmm? please explain this comment. I don’t get it.

      • Justin Halcomb

        Active Display, Touchless Control, Moto Assist yeah that sort of thing.

    • carlisimo

      The price will probably be its standout feature.

  • joejoe5709

    It’s gotta be the N5. Of course he covers the part with the speakers. Grrr… I’ve yet to see a photo with a clear shot of the speaker grill(s).

    Something very fishy about this. Why not snap a photo of the whole rear? Or the front? Anyway, that phone looks perfectly boring and gorgeous. I love Nexus phones. 🙂

    • Because it probably had markings on it that could be traced back to him.

      • joejoe5709

        Ah…. Photoshop blur would do the trick. Lol. I’m kidding. You’re probably right.

    • Justin Halcomb

      Maybe it’s to cover up the manufacturer name.

  • guest

    Ugh, need to bump up that battery.

  • Shamu

    Is that a nexus 5 on top of it as well?

    • We were wondering the same thing. Sort of looks like it could be.

      • Shamu

        it doesn’t look like a nexus 4 bezel…so I’m going to say it is!

      • miri

        Same edge and volume rocker but it looks like a white back.

        • Justin Halcomb

          True, also, look at the side of the phone, see a reflection? That’s plastic (glossy) around the sides of the phone but the (Nexus 5) has hard plastic (non-glossy) around the sides of it.

          • miri

            Well the white and black versions of both the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 4 had different textures for the bezel.

          • Justin Halcomb

            Hmm I forgot about that some it could be a possible release of both Nexus 5 Black and White versions. They probably do like they did the OG Nexus 7 and all who attend the press event get the White version while the Black version gets sold to consumers.

        • Jeff

          Looks more like the back looks white because of the camera flash. I’d bet it’s a black back.

      • Suhas Vemuri

        Its a Note 3!!

      • NexusPhan

        Original poster said it was a developer edition moto x to hide the FCC info on the nexus 5. Someone has access to a lot of nice phones.

        • Gnex

          Can’t be the Moto X, the volume rocker is on the wrong side.

          • NexusPhan

            Hmmm. Front camera is wrong too. Good call. I just took his word for it. Why are there 2 nexus 5 phones at a high school party. That has to be an existing hpone. But I don’t have a clue what it is.

          • Gnex

            Maybe it’s the white Nexus 5, which Google doesn’t plan on releasing for another 6 months AMIRITE?

          • NexusPhan

            And with only a few hundred available and then it’ll never be for sale again. But I don’t care. If I made a custom moto x itd be black on black. Same as my cars.Same as the theme on my phone . The blacker the better.

          • LuvBlac

            I bet you tell all the Females that

    • joejoe5709

      Ohhh…. my monitor sucks. I didn’t see that!. Good call. I bet it is.

    • Chad Persaud

      It’s the moto x for sure, based on the sensor bezel and build. looks like moto x black face with white back and chrome buttons

    • Gabriel Ionescu

      I think it’s the white Nexus 4

  • In case anyone needed a reminder of how much better the 800 is vs the 600…

    http://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon/processors/800-600-400-200/specs

    http://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon/processors/800

    I know I like to read those once in a while to pass the time until I have one in my hands 🙂

    • Hayden7200

      So do you know the difference between the voice processor in the Moto X X8 chip and the Hexagon, QDSP6V5A processor in the S800? They seem like the same thing to me but I’m not a hardware guy.

  • ßen Murphy

    Dat camera!

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      BEZEL!

  • htowngtr

    Definitely will endure Google crappy buying experience for this

  • BiggiePhat

    I just popped a chub

    • BrandonP

      ooooooo

  • GentlemanScholar

    I’m ready for the announcement already. I want to know if I’m getting the Nexus 5 or the Moto X. Can we at least get an announcement date?

    • Enrique

      I’m on the same boat.

    • I don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you wait for the N5…the 800 has quite a few really nice advancements over older procs to make it worth the wait

    • Andrew

      Rumor mill says the 14th of October reveal, but nothing official from Google yet about reveal or selling date.

      • Shamu

        Google usually announces press events a week beforehand right?

        • Andrew

          Yes, but I can’t tell you how long they will wait, maybe this week, or next week? I’m simply speculating though.

          • michael arazan

            They really expect the press to jump when they call, can’t imagine the cost of last minute plane tickets, sign ups, hotels, rentals, etc especially for sites that are independent like DL.
            Google really does live in it’s own little world it seems thinking the world revolves around them. I’d think at least 2 weeks to a month notice would be sufficient, Not like anything can leak just from a Date of the Event scheduled and announced.
            Unless it is to try and deter other companies trying to schedule PR events at the same time is all I can figure for short notices

      • Maxim∑

        Yeah I think last year it was right next to the iPad event which was October 16 so hopefully it comes then and not in the winter!

    • joejoe5709

      We’ll probably get an announcement date a week or two prior. Everyone says mid-October. Then probably wait another two or three weeks for release. Everyone says mid-October. Then probably another 2-3 weeks for it to come in the mail because Google sucks at keeping anything supplied. Lol. So you should make sure your phone can last you until Christmas. Haha.

      • Andrew

        As soon as I see that sucker on the play store I’m buying one, not going to look at any of the stats or other goodies, I NEEEEED one! :'(

        • joejoe5709

          Yeah. Ditto. Except I’ll need to see the words: Verizon LTE enabled and then I’m all over it. 🙂

          • Guest

            I’ve lost all hope that Verizon will get any nice things right away. And honestly, even if it was capable of working on Verizon’s network, Verizon would probably be A**holes and deny it on their network for “security and reliability” reasons like they’ve done with the Nexus 7.
            That, and CDMA is a dying technology.

          • Andrew

            I’ve lost all hope that Verizon will get any nice things right away. And honestly, even if it was capable of working on Verizon’s network, Verizon would probably be A**holes and deny it on their network for “security and reliability” reasons like they’ve done with the Nexus 7.

            That, and CDMA is a dying technology

          • htowngtr

            Spec list did not have vzw lte band

          • Might want to grab a Snickers.

          • ReturnOfTheMack

            I would rather have a Kit Kat.

    • KH

      I second this. If the N5 fails to be the device to beat, I am also going Moto X. It would be a good place holder until the next generation of 4G only phones arrive.

      • Kamesen

        Word is the announcement from Google is penciled in for October 14. Not sure why Kellen hasn’t touched on this. Do a Google search.

        • NexusPhan

          Kellen needs to hear it from multiple of his sources before he’ll post it. He is not going to trust other sites sources without verifying them. When that all happens, we’ll see a post here.

          • michael arazan

            Just need to contact Google’s PR, they should be alerting the press by now for the event. 2 weeks to a month’s notice is the usual for this, can’t wait for the last minute for plane tickets for the press of such a big event. Not to mention the sign up for the event as well.

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        Anything beats the moto x lol

        • Vermin_Cain

          Why are you LOL’ing? Your post wasn’t funny.

          • StuckOnVerizonForever

            We got a tough guy over here

        • StuckOnATTForever

          I take it you’ve used one then?

          • StuckOnVerizonForever

            Yes. I much prefer my edge to edge Full HD, Snapdragon 800 over it.

        • Rammstein

          You’re giving Verizon users a bad rep, go back to being TylerDurden.

        • Anon

          Trololol

          • Epic Tea

            Sounds like the name of a new christmas single by Barry Manilow.

        • Maxim∑

          use it before commenting….. because its the opposite. Very few phones beat the Moto X

          • Fukmotox

            R u serious? Moto x? Nice if your into last years hardware, u guys must b new to Android, maybe u want the cute colors it comes in. Yellow is pretty sexy 😉

          • legaceez

            Spoken like a true ignorant idiot.

      • Maxim∑

        Moto X is a great phone, I got one last week easily the best android phone I have ever owned, highly recommend it! 🙂

        • michael arazan

          Plus it is the only phone on vzw that is anything close to being stock android, and you know it will get updates better than the rest of the other phones. I may not like the specs because it is hardly a bump up from the GNex, but just being almost stock android alone is the best reason imo to get it

          • Weber

            “spec war is over,” brah
            Seriously, specs don’t mean much after using the Moto X. Mine has yet to lag at all. I get 20+ hours battery life, and the phone performs amazingly in almost every aspect.

          • socarwolverine

            The new droids can be added to the list of “anything close to being stock android”. I think I’d still take a maxx with bigger battery and twice the storage, but that’s just my opinion.

          • legaceez

            I agree for the most part. Hate those capacitive buttons though but I know that’s a personal choice.

          • socarwolverine

            Yeah, at least they kept the button arrangement as google intended. Small victory compared to others.

        • Epic Tea

          which goes to show you specs isn’t everything, I have a Galaxy S4 (running Stock Android Rom of Course) I will gladly sell it and get the N5.

      • NBM

        Even with a pretty solid idea of everything that the Nexus 5 is bringing for an unbeatable price, I would have bought a Moto X immediately, had it been around $450. It’s tapered edges and overall size is probably my ideal for a phone… and unfortunately those sides in the picture above are looking mighty flat in comparison. Sad times..

        • Epic Tea

          yeah I use to be all for bigger screens liek the galaxy Note but my opinion has changed greatly, I have the Galaxy S4 which is great, but I rooted it flashed a Cyanogenmod 10.2 disabled the capacitive buttons and coded in Softkeys which take it from a 4.99 inch screen to closer to 4.8 i think anything between 4.5 – 5 inches is perfect with 4.8 being a sweet spot.

    • Hunter

      I got the HTC One for Verizon, love it. I came from a Gnex and I thought I only wanted stock but Sense is quite nice.

      • Epic Tea

        Agreed, my only issue was battery life and the Narrow screen, I still don’t understand why people like narrow screens like on the iphone or HTC ONE, so I exchanged it for the GS4, because I would of ended up using CM rom anyways lol. But I agree Sense 5 is one of the Few Really well done Skins, and if I wasn’t using roms I would gladly have kept it, but the geek and me just had to root and flash 🙂

    • jimv1983

      The FCC document states that the Nexus 5 will have a 2,300mAh battery with a 1080p LCD screen. The Moto X has a 2,200mAh battery but has a 720p AMOLED screen so it will get better battery life. I may end up going with the Moto X just because of that.

      • Dunni

        Yah, that’s one thing I thought would start to change as these phones got bigger and bigger screens with full 1080p and faster processors. They need huge batteries. Most days there’s a charger handy, but every now and again you find yourself with a dead phone when you need it.

        I wish they all followed with the razr and offered a Maxx version.

    • droidrazredge

      What would be the one thing about the Nexus 5 to make it not a good enough device for you compared to the Moto X ?

      • GentlemanScholar

        If it’s not a specs beast with a good camera, Moto X it is. I like the Moto X innovations: active notifications, motorola assist, and, to a lesser extent, touchless control (I won’t be able to use this feature as I’ll have a security code required by my employer). Also, depending how soon Moto X will receive an update for KitKat.

    • newsjunkieintl

      No,the choice should be Nexus 5 or the G2 on which it’s based. The Moto X is laggard with only 4.7″ 720p screen. G2 and Moto X are same price, and G2 has Snapdragon 800 like the Nexus 5.

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  • yungtris

    Seems legit..

  • chris

    hey you’ve got a typo in 2 posts now. “not idea if it has OIS…”

    • Spasillium

      OIS as in Optical Image Stabilization, so it’s not a typo.

      • La2da

        “Not idea if”

  • TLufsey

    Want

  • Jordan Pfingsten

    Of course it is Kellen. Silly

  • Bill Mitchell

    STOP IT!!! You’re making me way too excited!

    • duckmanbill

      put some ice on it