SMARTPHONE DESIGNER Google's rumoured Nexus 5 handset has been photographed in a bar, just as its predecessor has conveniently sold out in the US.
Much like how we first caught a glimpse of the iPhone 4, a tipster has taken photos as well as a video of Google's flagship Android 4.4 Kitkat smartphone in a bar. This gives us a first look at the updated mobile operating system's boot screen and shows some of the features we can expect when Google and LG unveil the phone.
The images sent to 9to5Google show that the Nexus 5 built by LG is similar to the flagship LG G2 smartphone with its edge to edge display. According to earlier rumours, the Nexus 5 screen will measure 5.2in and offer HD 1080p resolution.
We also catch a glimpse at the handset's fully polycarbonate casing, and the large rear-facing camera lens that a Google employee accidentally outed earlier this month.
Thanks to further rumours and FCC filings, that's not all we know about the Nexus 5. Potential buyers can also expect to find a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM. There's also talk that like the new Nexus 7, the phone will be available in 16GB and 32GB internal storage versions and is unlikely to have a microSD card slot.
This latest leak arrives as Google has stopped selling the Nexus 4 online in the US, with both the 8GB and 16GB models sold out - a hint that the Nexus 5 is coming soon.
Google and LG reportedly will unveil the Nexus 5 at an event on 14 October, but this is still to be confirmed. µ
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