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This is the point in Google's product cycle where the leaks start falling like rain. Earlier today a Korean site named UnderKG (in case you couldn't tell through the obnoxious watermarks and bloom) posted photos of what appears to be the retail packaging of the LG Nexus 5. The boxes depart a little from the design of the previous Nexus devices, but still follow the basic pattern.

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What's more interesting is that the device itself seems to be a white variant that we haven't seen before. All the various leaks from Google, LG and others point to a color scheme of black or dark grey soft-touch plastic, very much like the Nexus 7 2013. But the photos on the external box here show a white-on-black color scheme with the rear panel in white and the rest of the phone in black. It's quite similar to what LG did for the white version of the Nexus 4 (which has proven to be a little divisive from an aesthetic point of view). Note the Bluetooth logo prominently displayed on one of the boxes - odd. Keep in mind that these retail boxes may be specifically for the South Korean market, though any changes are likely to be minor. 

With Google's slip-up on the Play Store last night and more and more leaks coming every day, it surely can't be too much longer before the Nexus 5 is revealed, and it will almost certainly accompany the Android 4.4 rollout. We know the specs, we know the price, we know the name... now we just need to know the date. 

UnderKG has since removed the photos for some reason. Google+ users rohan rao rao and Ashtos Jain re-posted the photos.

Via iTechTriad - thanks to everyone who sent this in.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • nebula

    Wait, this is a white nexus 5 on the box?

    • NemaCystX

      yes, see the back of the Nexus 5 is white but not the whole entire phone

      • http://friskychatter.com/ _jsw_

        Top too, it appears, at least the back part of the top.

  • Santeri

    Well, can anyone tell me what we don't know about Nexus 5? I wonder if they have tweaked the notification system by the way.

  • Tony

    Thanks for the leak but damn you Google just make an all white phone already it's like they're torturing me with this oreo bastard!!

    • marhensa

      um.. black on front is sexy though.
      when screen is off it just like full shiny black.
      and we still got the beauty of white on the back.

  • Shadab

    Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 may be coming on 28 Oct. See this twitter post by Kitkat https://twitter.com/KITKAT/status/390420617235021824/photo/1

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Oh for fucks sake. Not again.

      • akshay7394

        Well... at least there's an actual event happening this time :P

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          As it turned out, the event is for Google Play stuff, not Nexus. It could still follow a Nexus announcement or it could predate it, or it could be completely unrelated, so we really don't know anything yet.

          • akshay7394

            No I know, I meant at least there is AN event then. You know, like 14th october wasn't really anything. :P

  • nebula

    It looks weird that the sim card slot is directly under the power button. I was hoping, that they would change that on the final product.

  • Eduardo da Silva

    Any info about when Google will announce this device?
    I think it not gonna have an event, right?!

    • BeTrollin

      Kill yourself faggot.

  • ThaSik1

    After having my white S3 for a little over a year, I can't understand companies who decide to have a white back but black front device. Could just be me but they come off as awkward looking. But I'm glad Google is giving color options upfront instead of later like most Manufacturers! Short of a miracle, I won't be able to enjoy it tho..Thank you Verizon...

    • Lasse

      I'm glad that they are using a black front instead of a white. A white front with black status bar and notification bar looks so stupid. I changed my frame and back cover on my Galaxy Nexus to white and think it looks much better :D http://imgur.com/a/KjE1Q

      • ThaSik1

        To each his own I guess lol I like the look of of my all white S3 over the ying-yang white models of other OEMs for some reason. I just feel when they are like that, the phone has an identity crisis or something. :p

      • Shaun Dutchy Davis

        wow thats actually quite nice bro.

      • Nathan

        The notification bar will be transparent anyway.

      • RitishOemraw

        How did you do that? My Gnex could do with a little change of scenery.

    • JustReboot

      I have a bunch of test devices including the Nokia 928 / That has a black front whereas the rest of the body (side/back) is white-oddly enough, rather nice...

      • http://friskychatter.com/ _jsw_

        The thing I like about that Nokia that I don't with the N5 (based on photos which might not be up-to-date) is that the Nokia is white except on the front, whereas the N5 seems to be white only on the back. I think I'd prefer the all-white-except-the-front of the Nokia to the N5's apparent black-front-and-white-back aesthetic. We'll see.

      • enoch861

        I feel like Nokia just knows how to better execute a White/Black phone. Because that phone actually looks.. very nice.
        Google?... ehh, not so much.

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    Stupid Verizon. :(

    • Pete Luscombe

      This has timed beautifully with the end of my contract. Goodbye Verizon, hello AT&T.

      • Wyatt Neal

        You're not the only one on that bandwagon. I've been gimpin' my Gnex with failing memory along for nearly 3 months in preparation for the buy / carrier move

        • Pete Luscombe

          My GNex has a renewed, albeit temporary, lease on life running Carbon Rom. Highly recommended.

          • Wyatt Neal

            Vanir's been doing pretty well, but there's only so much you can do with a ROM. Having hardware memory failures isn't something any of those things will fix.

          • Pete Luscombe

            Yup. Mine is starting to have similar issues. I have van is running on my nexus 7.. fantastic.

        • Ari

          My GN is like new.. Just wish had better camera but saving so much per month

      • Ari

        FYI, Straight Talk now offers Att LTE e apparently if you want 2.5gb of high speed data for only $45 & no fees. If thispphone does come in at 349, it's an incredible package if you're looking to save money

    • Matthew Fry

      CDMA is doomed. Join us. JOOOOIN UUUUUS.

      • Jay

        Believe it or not.....Sprint has decent LTE coverage in the Podunk Rural-ville, Indiana town I live in. T-Mobile, non-existent. Verizon is ok (parents have them), but I have no idea about AT&T.

        • zorrobyte

          Sprint is nonexistent in Frankfort, IN. Experiences may vary,

  • TY

    We have seen the white variant before. The left one...

    • Cian

      where?

      • Plazmic Flame

        LOL! Look harder, you can see the white lining on the back of the device on the left. Wow. This pic was out forever and now we're just catching it.

        • Simon Belmont

          Nah. People pointed it out earlier, but they were dismissed.

          It's nice to see this picture coming back into focus, though. It lends more credence to today's leak.

      • TY

        It's from the Macrumor forums some time ago. Ironic, huh?

        Source: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=18049399#post18049399

        Scroll down to see the full size, backuped image.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      That's not white - that's the black variant lit up by the flash.

      Edit: Oh, the phone on top? Never noticed it, mostly because it was and still is hard to say what device that actually is. It's possible it's the white Nexus, sure.

    • Matthew Fry

      That looks ridiculously similar to the box art. Good find!

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  • Simon Belmont

    Hmm, interesting. The last three phones I've had have been black/gray, so maybe it's time for a change.

    Also, a white Nexus 5 would be a nice homage to my white T-Mobile G1. Decisions, decisions.

  • TrueFarm

    Looks like they blurred out some features under the bluetooth logo

    • Hooterman

      UPC barcode I assume

      • TrueFarm

        That would odd if bluetooth is the only feature they want to show off

  • cj

    Do you guys think this will be sold in Best buy like the nexus 7

  • Danny Holyoake

    This is pretty fake. AndroidPolice is normally better at only posting the legit stuff.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Based on?

      • Shitiz Garg

        Based on that you guys have been posting pretty legit stuff? It's no secret, you guys really post some legit stuff :D

        • RitishOemraw

          True that!
          Word up!
          You know what I'm saying?

          Okay, enough crap, but at least the legit part is legit...the part about this being fake...ehhhh not so much imo

  • Chris

    GOOG stock just went up $100. I think some investors where pleased with the products Google is going to announce.

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      the stock surge was actually a result of their earnings call yesterday, in which they reported higher-than-expected earnings for the first time in three quarters.

      • Chris

        Yes, but +100? I understand what you are saying but that is a huge surplus from yesterday when the market closed around $899.

        • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

          It was already up to around 960 in after-hours yesterday. It is a huge increase indeed, but not a terribly surprising one.

        • Justin W

          It's not unsurprising though - that was only around a 10% jump, which, when it comes to stocks, really isn't that much. The fact that it jumped and reached $1000 - that's an accomplishment. I hope it stays up like that too, though.

  • asdsadsad

    if you checked the URL for Nexus 5 in play store while it was out briefly you could see "nexus5_black_16gb" so yes, white version is likely true

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Indeed.

  • undeadwolfy

    Clearer photos. http://imgur.com/a/bw2JB

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      How are they clearer? They're exactly the same, except there are 2 instead of 3, and there are irrelevant device buttons added.

      • undeadwolfy

        Sorry was viewing on mobile and the photos seemed blurry compared to those. Switched to tablet and they do I'm fact look the same. My apologies. Big fan of AP. :3

        • Scott

          You've been forgiven :p

  • Michael Montanez

    looks like no 3000 mah battery :( i guess nothing is confirmed till Google says so, still having hope :(

    http://androidcommunity.com/nexus-5-appears-in-white-and-3000-mah-battery-appears-a-no-go-20131018/

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      That's what happens when people believe something based on nothing. There was absolutely no evidence but only a rumor from an unknown source and a misleading picture of a 3000mAh battery that belonged to the G2.

      • Plazmic Flame

        But Artem, what are we without hope?!

        Sadly, looks like I'm skipping the Nexus 5 :(

        • Nathan

          Don't worry, battery life might be better than you expect.

          • Plazmic Flame

            Then let us hope...

        • KilpiBan

          So you're skipping a phone solely based on battery life? Sounds like a really bad excuse, but okay.

          • Plazmic Flame

            What's the point of having a device that doesn't meet your needs battery wise? My use case is different from yours. While it may be acceptable for you, it's not for me. Different needs for different people. Not everyone is the same, despite popular belief.

  • http://www.homysnetworks.com/ Mariusz Kraus

    We know the date!! It is 28 October:) You do not know it???

  • Chris

    Uggh this is so annoying. I can't help but to click just to see the pictures real quick, but just announce the phone already.

  • TeeJay1100

    I would take a white one please.

  • Jadephyre

    If there will indeed be a white version of the N5, they better have made the face of the phone white as well. I recently saw the GNex in white with it's black face, and it looks just hideous.
    Not to praise Apple, but they made the right choice by making their white phones all around white, and not a jarring combination of white body and black face. It's either or, not a combination of both.

    • Prompt update

      A well made dark front when switch off look really cool and the mix of other side in white is fashionable for 2014 - check out the style icon for 2014 is Mix n Match.
      I am going digg my N5 _white

  • #D

    Please have good battery life, Please have good battery life, Please have good battery life, Please have good battery life, Please have good battery life, Please have good battery life, Please have good battery life, Please have good battery life, Please have good battery life, Please have good battery life, Please have good battery life. A good camera wouldn't hurt either :)

    • Scott

      Phones today should have minimum 3000mah battery. I mean why even try with anything less?

      • #D

        Well lets see. I just said good battery life. I said nothing about the size of the battery. Optimization is the key here.

  • Oobiewan

    have we actually known before that it's gonna be called nexus 5? Isn't that news, too?

    • Christian Cebrian

      Yesterday's google play devices page leak confirmed the nexus 5 name

  • Nathan

    The side is not white like the Nexus 4.

  • me

    fugly... all white please, not just the back!

    • someone755

      Sony did the exact same thing with the Xperia S. Black front, white back, and it was kewl. It's even cooler here, IMO.

  • tatted

    This is making me go back to a nexus device.

  • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    They've got it priced nicely, wow.

  • Ashutos Don Jain

    Thanks for mentioning me , Sir , but my name is Ashutos Jain , not Ashtos Jain ;) Anyways , thanks for mentioning

  • FABIO LEONARDO

    F.ck zebra phones. Mi wana whity..
    Damnn google use brain no culitos..
    White back plus white bezel and black front.
    Google stock looks better black ..
    It should have been made glass back and front.
    Damnn u stupido google I wana mi damn phune N5 now
    Take mi money and drop deadd

  • FABIO LEONARDO

    Yooo google are u buying nokia boxes????
    Miiiiiiiiiiiii Damnnn u u google

  • master94
    • Andy

      that would be awsome

  • Sevag Aguehian

    I think google is intentionally releasing these "leaks".

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