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OK, OK... we've seen it before. And before that. And before that. But, it's the new Nexus phone, and we want to see as much of it as we can before the official announcement on Monday. Thanks to @evleaks, we have what seems to be a final render of the device, and this time it doesn't appear to be running a custom ROM.

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And there you have it - the Nexus 4 in all of its glory. Again. It looks like, well, what we expected it to look like given the fact that we've already seen it roughly a dozen times. Now let's just hope we can officially get eyes on it Monday, and the incoming Frankenstorn doesn't ruin our fun.

[@evleaks]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Malufor

    Meh... no evolution here. I stick with my s3, gnexus and soon the thexus 10. see you next year nexus 5.

    • Greg Sanders

      Yeah I'm pretty happy with my GN still, and I think I'll wait to see what comes next year.

      Not that I wouldn't like a free upgrade or anything!

    • Rui Araújo

      I have a Nexus S so I will probably upgrade to this device. But only after coming out a 32Gb version otherwise, I 'll wait.

    • bitch_please

      Stock android. S4 Pro.

    • Tarek El-Ghazaly

      Same here. No reason to upgrade from my GNex, especially with the horrible 8GB and 16GB options.

    • Hugo Cardona

      How so? it has a 1.7ghz S4Pro Processor that blows away the compettition (save for the nexus 10 proc), 2 gigs of Ram so its future proof, 16-32 Gigs of memory, great 8mp camera, as well as a 720pHD Ips + display that was voted "best display on a smartphone"..how is that not an evolution.?

      • Malufor

        specwise you are right mister. maybe it's the design or the rumours but i expectet more than a spec bumb. i have to wait till monday but i miss the killerfeature yet. not so the nexus 10. i can't wait to hold that piece of tech in my hands.

      • ChavaM

        This will have an 8GB/16GB storage configuration.

        • SenseOffender

          The one I saw had 16gb, with approx. 13gb available

  • Tiffany Sears

    Looks good. It would be nice to have a device that received android updates quickly, although for now I am content with the AT&T S3. Camera is good, processor runs smooth, and Jellybean will, hopefully, be coming soon

    • Lte_Addict

      nah i have an s3 on at&t, im ditching that for this new nexus, my s3 crashes at times from the heavy touchwiz interface...plus a nexus ALWAYS get the updates first :)

      • Tomi Golob

        Lanisters always pay their debts...with updates... i mean Google... nevermind ,i thought i had a joke

      • Tiffany Sears

        I've never had any crashing issues with mine, though my future sister-in-law has with hers on Verizon. I've never loved a phone more, to be honest. I tried the Nexus and liked it, but didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I thought I would.

  • RedPandaAlex

    That is very nice

  • Iucidium

    But nobody notices 'nexus' is straight while the lg at the bottom is angled...

    • tookieboy

      yeah and the colour is off too o.O

    • tamara williams

      Guess you don't know what render means.

      • Iucidium

        Nope. Its nice to be corrected by a lady, makes a change.

        • Tomi Golob

          ...aww,most ladies dont want to talk to you? :(

    • Ryan Stuckmaier

      They are both slanted because it's not a flat shot of the phone. The evleaks logo is laid over the image so it makes the LG logo look slanted.

      • Iucidium

        Now. Put your finger over the EV leaks logo - 'nexus' still straight.

  • vs8

    The truth will set us free.... On Monday.

    • heat361

      If the storm doesn't make Google cancel

      • Tomi Golob

        I guess it wont be a long-winded event,am i rite??

        ...my jokes are sad,i know :(

  • Omar Sa’d

    Seems really ugly, so much space above and below the screen, could have put a bigger screen or used capactive buttons instead of on-screen buttons which takes up space on the screen

    • http://richworks.in Richie

      you seem to be unaware of a phone called the Galaxy Nexus..

    • tookieboy

      with google, there is no such thing as capacitive buttons anymore. do some homework :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/dave.ciepluch Dave Ciepluch

        I think his point is that, if you have the bezel, make use of it. Otherwise it is fuggly and a complete waste.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000061784994 Shen Chen

          It contains the notification LED

          • ercliou

            meh.. I don't think it needs all that huge space

          • Shane Simmons

            Yeah, I have a GNex; forward facing camera and earpiece on the top, notification LED on the bottom. Looking at the iFixit teardown, it looks pretty packed inside.

            I don't know what people expect. They want to carry around this thing that combines multiple radios, Gorilla Glass multitouch screens, and a computer that might outclass the desktop or laptop they had five years ago, and a decent size screen, all in the space (or less!) than an iPhone. People are spoiled.

          • Freak4Dell

            As much as I'd love to believe you, no Android phone that's the size of an iPhone or less outclasses anything. Android phones nowhere near as small as the iPhone.

    • Alchemy08

      Someone kill this guy please

    • ercliou

      I know it's a nexus and on-screen bla bla
      but god.. I agree with Omar.. that's a HUGE bottom bezel (bigger than my HOX WITH capacitive buttons)
      Don't get me wrong, I want on-screen buttons (they're dynamic), BUT that's why I don't agree with the argument: "on-screen buttons is good because bezel" pfft..

      • ChavaM

        It's a render.

    • Freak4Dell

      They shouldn't have made the screen bigger, because that would either make the phone wider, or make it have a really strange aspect ratio. The screen is way too big as it is. They definitely should have put capacitive buttons, though. That's only a pipe dream with Google at this point, though.

  • http://twitter.com/navjotbatra Navjot

    We can kinda see the new camera icon as well.

  • TechGuy21

    it looks really thick. i think my S3 is thick, this is just a brick then lol

    • setspeed

      It does look a bit thick, but it's just 0.5mm thicker than my S3 - and I disagree with you that the S3 is a thick phone. I could live with this, so long as a 32GB version gets released sooner or later.

    • Mayukh Sarkar

      I just reviewed some site & I have a question for you...what u ll tell those people who says iphone 5 in the thinnest phone they have ever seen...trust me people do iphone jokes sometime

    • Tomi Golob

      Yeah... but you probably are used to thick things near your head (basing this on what your avatar shows)

  • http://richworks.in Richie

    The back looks incredibly sexy, I'll give you that..

  • mrsbelpit

    The time is 4:20.

    • http://twitter.com/tmadd8 Tyler Maddocks

      This is the first thing I noticed. Love it! I'm an ex-smoker but it doesn't mean I can't appreciate this haha. Makes you wonder if this is legit. I'm betting it is not. Especially with the LG logo being crooked.

      • Datorz

        Nothing special. Check out the Nexus 7 render(4:10), or the Galaxy Nexus render(4:00), or the Nexus S render(2:30).

        • smithers85

          Actual picture of Datorz

        • DaS4ilor

          That means, Android has only lived for a few hours :O

      • https://plus.google.com/116879163037230501137/posts Cullen Maglothin

        The LG logo is not crooked, it is turned. You are looking at the device from the side, and the evleaks logo is just plastered on straight. This makes the LG logo appear even more lopsided.

        • http://twitter.com/tmadd8 Tyler Maddocks

          In respect to the perspective of the phone's angle, the LG logo still looks a little off. I didn't even consider using the evleaks logo as a reference. I'm just eyeballing it, but it looks like the LG logo is tilted a little bit counterclockwise

      • SenseOffender

        I can confirm this is legitimate, having got the chance to play with one last week, and it is a bloody nice phone.

    • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

      Legit!

    • Alpha_Axl

      For Android 4.2! lulz

    • Scott

      You're right!

  • Yehuda Ross-Torres

    They need to ditch that ugly evleaks branding on the back.

    • ssj4Gogeta

      That made me LOL

  • LazarusDark

    Whats with the Ginormous top and bottom bezels. Bezels should be getting smaller, not bigger, right?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000061784994 Shen Chen

      Bottom is for the Notif LED, as for the top, I got no ideas...

      • ssj4Gogeta

        There's a notification LED in the bottom? Source?

        • Josh

          The leaked manual (should be in an AP post elsewhere, I know it's on The Verge) says it does.

        • Hugo Cardona

          It got confirmed awhile back from the user manual that it would have a color changing notification at the bottom. Color changing as in a multitude similar to what we had with the nexus one.

        • http://www.ellianth.com Ellianth

          IHere, have a photo. There's a video somewhere, but I can't find it :p.

          http://androidandme.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/lg-nexus-4-buttons.jpg

      • whargharbl

        Galaxy Nexus has a LED in the bottom bezel. The bezel on the LG Nexus 4 is almost double in size as the bezel on the Galaxy Nexus. Your argument is invalid.

        • bloomtronzero

          What? No it isn't. Didn't you see the side-by-side shots? It's the same size bezel.

    • heysup

      Aren't the bezels that size so that you can comfortably hold the phone in landscape?

  • Flo

    It Looks real great, but i'd like it even Better if it was curved like the gnex..

  • http://www.gvblog.com/ Greg Virtucio

    To be honest, it looks sexy.

    But I'll definitely miss the Gnex's curved screen.

  • Sean

    It's funny how quickly the general opinion changes from "that phone is hideous, and a disgrace" to "it looks really nice" now that promotional renders surface and we don't have to settle for back ally spy shots.

    • ChavaM

      The same thing happened with the iPhone 5.

    • http://www.ellianth.com Ellianth

      Sheep :p.

      I thought in the last render it looked less ugly, when the speaker hole got a bit bigger. But now it appears small again, so it looks full ugly again. hehe

  • mesmorino

    I really, REALLY dislike how you can't remove (or even move) that stupid search bar in stock ICS

    • Greek_Ice

      3rd party Launcher? Custom ROM?

      • mesmorino

        That is an inadequate solution at best, and a completely useless one at worst. Android's shtick is customisation, and right on the home screen, there's something I can't customise in any way.

        I and the millions of other people who have no interest in rooting or faffing about with launchers are thus out of luck, because the main draw of Nexus phones is to get *away* from things like that.

        I mean, really? You're telling me to use a launcher, to hides something... On a NEXUS phone? What?

        • DuncanPerkins

          The customization is the adding of a custom launcher if you wish. The stock experience is google's vision for the device. If you don't like it, install Nova Launcher from the market, it takes 20 seconds, and you can import your current launcher preferences. It also maintains the look of the stock launcher. qq moar.

        • Freak4Dell

          There's a ton of things that can't be customized in bone stock Android. That doesn't mean it can't be customized at all. That's what 3rd party apps and modifications are for. If you can't "faff about" with pressing a button in the Play store, perhaps you should be using an iPhone.

          • mesmorino

            I didn't say it can't be customised at all. However, if you cannot understand that removing a homescreen artifact, a previously possible action, SHOULD fall under a reasonable definition of "customisable", then you won't ever understand where I'm coming from.

            The solution is not to go to 3rd party launchers, the solution is to fix this one.

            What next, Android 5.0 doesn't allow you to change wallpaper- 3rd party launcher then too?

            Jeez, it's not like I'm asking for access to the code or something. I just want to remove a stupid search bar from my homescreen, like I used to be able to do and have come to expect. I want to know that if something is on my homescreen, it's becuase *I* put it there, not Sense, not Touchwiz, and certainly not Google.

          • Freak4Dell

            Yes, 3rd party launcher then, too. You're still able to customize it. The alternative is not having any 3rd party launcher options at all, like iOS. Stop being a little baby.

          • mesmorino

            No, the alternative is to FIX it. And since you obviously can't get your head around that, I'm out. I dunno what your obsession is with iOS or your need to say "stop acting like a baby", but whatever. This has nothing to do with either iOS or the iPhone so I dunno why you're bringing them up, and wanting a feature restored is not acting like a baby. If you can't understand that, you should look up Opinion Myopia.

          • Freak4Dell

            See ya...don't let the door hit you on your way out.

        • Tomi Golob

          YoU can do this with a launcher,you dumb shit!

    • kharonis

      First World Problems...

      • mesmorino

        Not a problem- a dislike. And one that's not restricted to any part of the world.

    • http://twitter.com/tfqkhn Taufiq Khan

      Just disable the Google Search app - worked for me

      • mesmorino

        Awesome!

  • Aleksandar Despotovski

    It's a beautiful device. I'm definitely putting it on my wishlist. ;)

  • Alloverdaplace

    This will be my next phone. Sorry gs3

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sid-Shetty/511483321 Sid Shetty

    Dont know what u guys are on about , But the top beezel is thinner than galaxy nexus atleast it was according to the comparison pics.

  • Mflava

    I'm not a fan of LG product's but this one sure got my attention. I LIKE!

  • Sootie

    Whats a frankenstron?