Photographic evidence of what just might be the LG Nexus surfaces

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After the interesting discussion about rumors yesterday, it may seem odd to jump right back in to the speculation about Google’s next Nexus device. However, today’s dose of rumor and speculation comes with at least a few milligrams of evidence, as the latest LG Nexus leak comes in the form of a few leaked images.

Unlike image leaks often are, these images don’t appear too blurry or doctored at all, and seem to show what is clearly a prototype LG device quite clearly. There isn’t too much to be gleaned from the images apart from the physical appearance of the phone, although it is worth noting that there seem to be two screw holes on either side of the microUSB port and microphone, and that the power button is on the right side of the device, same as the Galaxy Nexus. Overall, the device also looks like an updated Galaxy Nexus from the front (at least to me), especially judging by the software buttons and the curved edges.

A picture of the screen shows that the device is running a build called Jelly Bean on Mako, something which has begun showing up in a few NenaMark benchmarks. The model number of E960 also matches up with other leaks of a LG mystery device, which is said to have a Qualcomm processor and 4.7-inch display.

As usual, take these rumors, like any others about the next Nexus, with a grain of salt. They may not be true, but this set of speculation at least has some good looking images to back it up. Even if the device pictured isn’t the “Optimus Nexus,” I wouldn’t be surprised if it is an actual LG prototype, or rejected design. If the next Nexus does end up being this device, I can already say that I like how the look has evolved, except perhaps for what looks like the bejeweled back cover. To judge for yourself, just take a look at the rest of the leaked shots below.

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[Android Police]
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8 thoughts on “Photographic evidence of what just might be the LG Nexus surfaces

  • Avatar of Albert ® Almeida
    October 9, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    That looks nice.

  • Avatar of Shawn
    October 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Interesting pixelated pattern on the back. It does look like a nice device. I know a lot of people have complaints about LG, but I’ve been pretty happy with my G2X. Except for the slowly released updates – but if this is a Nexus device then it won’t have that problem.

  • Avatar of DrizzyGadget
    October 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    LG making a Nexus device will not make people buy LG. I would stay away from it specifically because it is an LG. Wish HTC or Motorola would be making the next Nexus phone.

  • Avatar of gticlay
    October 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I get that Cyrillic is popular, but Google is USA, all the way, so why would they prototype an asian company (Goldstar) in Cyrillic and release a prototype to us? Doesn’t sound likely to me.

  • Avatar of Gaffer
    October 10, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Looks good sans the Paris Hilton inspired bedazzled back.

  • Avatar of DroGs3
    October 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I never thought I’d say this about an lg phone but I’m actually hyped to grab one of these as long as the internal memory is 16gb or more. 8 just doesn’t cut it.

  • Avatar of Closet Nerd
    October 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    the back is fine with me, nothing an otterbox won’t fix

  • Avatar of Abraham
    October 10, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    I truly believe that that glittery back is only for the testing units. If it is not, then that is simply an UGLY phone.
    And like many have said, 8 GB is way too little for not having an SD card.


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