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If you've been on pins and needles for another fix of Nexus hype, @evleaks has provided something you may like. In a post to Twitter this evening, @evleaks shared a new press render of the Nexus 5 - one that matches the Telus Nexus 5 leak we covered last week.

As usual, @evleaks' post is sparse on information, reading only "Nexus 5, by LG, 2013." And this isn't exactly something we haven't seen before - at this point, we've pretty much seen the Nexus 5 from all angles. Still, one more look can't hurt.

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We have no reason suspect that this render isn't official. It may still be a work in progress, however - the sides of the back shot are a little rough, and the camera is notably unrefined. It's got the same wallpaper as the Telus leak, and has the same iconography we've seen in other leaks. For those wondering, the photo wallpaper is one shot by Romain Guy, former member of the Android team. You can find the photo here.

While we still have absolutely no idea when Google will be announcing the new handset (and/or KitKat), we'll keep you updated as new information emerges.

Source: evleaks (Twitter)

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Sam Del Valle

    I'm sure this has been said 1,000 times before...but....

    • psychoace

      They don't want to take your money though otherwise they would have released it by now.

      • adi19956

        I was severely hoping the reason for the delay is that they're making it better or at least sorting out last minute issues

        • challenge_accepted

          My thinking is the government shutdown delayed the plans somehow. But it's getting anoying waiting so I'm with you on that.

        • Nick

          What makes you think it was delayed? Oh right, nothing.

      • Gabernasher

        When was the last time a Nexus phone was released for sale in October?

        • Crispin Swickard

          Galaxy Nexus: Announced 10/19/11
          Nexus 4/10: Announced 10/29/12

          • Wyatt Neal

            Based on my thorough calculations in a google spreadsheet and extrapolating the data, the following will happen:
            ProductRelease DateGalaxy Nexus10/19/2011Nexus 410/29/2012Nexus 511/9/2013Nexus 5S11/20/2014Nexus 5SS (Hitler Version)12/1/2015Nexus 6P (Phablet Version)12/11/2016

            By 2015 ... Hitler will have cornered the smartphone market and the question you need to ask yourself ... is his unlimited data worth the cost?

          • Crispin Swickard
          • Elliot Kotis

            Nexus 5: Announced 11/09/13

          • Crispin Swickard

            Its later than sooner, but I could still very much deal with that date. :) Besides that will give my case, and screen protector a chance to get here, and be ready for it. :D

          • Gabernasher

            "released for sale" Reading comprehension is hard.

    • Crispin Swickard

      More like:

      • Wyatt Neal

        Bra.vo.

  • Connor Hartzog

    Definitely hope this a work in progress, it looks ugly in this shot.

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      There were a few rotten press shots of the Nexus 4 that circulated around as well. Obviously I don't know enough about how these types of launches are handled as far as visual assets go, because normally I'd expect the company producing the product (Google or LG) to provide a wide set of press-ready shots to distributors for use, so that these kinds of images don't represent the new product.

      EDIT: here's one of the N4 images I was referring to - http://i.imgur.com/gZUTcsN.jpg

  • Shamu

    The only thing we truly don't know...when can we get this bad boy!?!

  • adi19956

    I can't remember a company being so reluctant to take my money. Hurry up!

    • Joseph Cascio

      Maybe they are just trying to do things right this time. It could be that the Nexus 4 launch was rushed last time.

      • Scott

        If they wanted to get it right they'd try to make it available for all carriers.

        • Joseph Cascio

          That's not up to Google at all, unless they are willing to include bloatware into a Nexus device. Which defeats the purpose of buying a Nexus device. Why do you think Google is selling Google editions of other phones? Because the carriers will not allow any 100% stock android devices to be sold by them.

          • Scott

            No but they could make carrier specific versions and sell them on the play store. Same thing with developer editions of other phones that are only sold at full retail price.

          • Joseph Cascio

            Not cost efficient. Instead of the Nexus 5 starting at $350 it would be more like $450+ to have to produce several versions of the same phone. GSM and CDMA phones have some different internals. Plus I remember verizon having issues (they didn't want to) activating non-carrier specific devices. Look at the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. It turned out horrible and google is no longer willing to work with them. So again blame the carrier.

          • Steve Secor

            They just tried that with the nexus 7. Made to work on Verizon, but that dumpster of a company won't allow it on their network.

          • Brandon Jiang

            then they wouldnt be nexus devices, because they wouldnt get updates pushed directly from google.

          • Daniel Smith

            Totally explains why multiple carriers sold the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus.

        • Gabernasher

          How about you go away from the most evil of carriers if you want a Nexus device? Can't have your cake and eat it too.

          • Aaron Lange

            Here is why:
            Where I live, (Macedonia, Ohio, not the boonies, but not metropolitan) if you are on T-Mobile, Sprint, or AT&T, there is a very good chance you will either drop calls or not even be able to make or receive calls from your own house. If you are with Verizon, you will be fine in a bomb shelter, 50 feet below the surface. The second part was a bit of an exaggeration, the first was not. I hate Verizon for it's business practices, and price. But I am stuck, until another carrier gives me at least comparable coverage. And unlimited, CONSISTENT 4G, unfortunately makes me a captive audience. But if they ever boot me off my grandfathered plan, I am out. My bill would probably triple.

          • AngstKeiner

            "(Macedonia, Ohio, not the boonies, but not metropolitan)"

            Really? I live in Ohio and have never heard of this place.

            I originally come from (Probably never heard of by most) Gallipolis, Ohio - so I figure that's probably saying something coming from someone like me.

          • Aaron Lange

            I am sure you have heard of Cleveland and Akron though, correct? I am right in between, roughly 20 minutes from both. The reason you haven't heard of it is that it is pretty much all residential- no commerce, just overpriced land and homes. It is just the suburbs. My only point was that I have had rock solid 4G on Verizon since it's inception. There is no excuse for the awful service the other 3 carriers provide.

          • Gabernasher

            Unfortunately for you, No Nexus for you. Verizon sucks for anything but good service... They are evil, no Nexus for you.

          • Aaron Lange

            Agreed. I actually just retired my GNex for a Note 2. (Had to pay 300 used so I can keep my unlimited data, but it has an unlocked bootloader, which the Note 3 does not.) Surprisingly however, I don't miss the GNex one bit. It was an upgrade in every regard. As ugly as Touchwhiz WAS (I obviously rooted ans rommed the crap out of it upon receipt) it is extremely functional, and my Note is infinitely more useful than any Nexus available. Try to have 2 apps open simultaneously on a Nexus. As far as I know, it can't be done. I definitely would have gotten the Nexus 5 if it were an option though. The GNex lasted me 2 years, and it still ran like a top. Just had a crappy radio and battery life.

    • AkhilSood

      Then you forgot the N4 fiasco. 3 months and millions throwing money at them.

      I got it in the first batch. Rubbing it in since 2012 :P

  • aNYthing6

    The back looks a lot more square-ish in this leak compared to the other one. It was a lot more "smooth" if that term can be used.

    http://cdn.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/nexusae0_unnamed-130.png

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      Yeah, there are quite a handful of flaws with this shot, but again I have no reason to believe it isn't real, coming from evleaks.

      • Greg Nelson

        Except the shots that were actually on the Play Store a few days back that aNYthing 6 posted, I think I'll take that as the actual product.

        • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

          Right, I'd say the renders straight from Google are much more likely to be representative of the real product. I'm not sure who's responsible for this one, but it's definitely not great. I'm kind of surprised that (assuming this is official) Google doesn't have more of a say over artwork that will be representing their product.

      • Elliot Kotis

        I would have to say the one in this article is an older render (maybe a concept pitch) and the GP one is the refined one.

    • Yulan

      Looking at this image again I realized there's a background at the top of the screen that stretches all the way below the search bar. Have anyone else noticed/thought about it yet? Can it mean the search field is somehow integrated with the status bar?

      • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

        Do you mean the shadow overlay, or the teal/pink area? The teal/pink area is part of the default "5" wallpaper, while the shadow is just there to help delineate the system bars from the rest of the screen.

    • jj_101

      New leak is likely the 32GB model with high capacity battery.

      • Wyatt Neal

        Where are you thinking we're going to get a larger battery from? The only Nexus that ever that was the Galaxy Nexus and it was only due to the fact that Verizon's CDMA is a fricking pig. I think we can expect to see a 32GB version, but I'll put a solid $20 on the fact that there won't be a larger sized stock battery in the 32GB version.

  • Adam92Wilkins

    Haven't had much time to follow this but is the Nexus 5 going to be able to run on Verizon's Network? Cause I am sick and tired of them holding back updates...

    • Ryan

      No. It is not certified in the fcc docs that it supports Verizon's lte bands. This has been noted numerous times before in other posts. Though it does have band 4 support which Verizon may open in a few markets, Verizon would still have to certify the device themselves to use on their network.

    • http://www.MyTabletLife.com Chris Garcia

      most likely not.. but here is to hoping..

    • https://twitter.com/#!/psychomaniac189 psychomaniac189

      google will prolly do the "it will run on any network" like they did with the new nexus7 and then vzw will just say "nope" i hate verizon lol

    • Maison Pulaski

      Um - if the Nexus 5 comes to VZW - it still won't get timely updates. The Gnexus didn't get updates until 3-4 months after Tmo/Sprint.

    • Wyatt Neal

      If you look at the specs, the default answer is going to be "no." If you read into the specs and where Verizon's taking their network, the answer will be "Some day in the future it might." ... but that some day in the future is going to probably going to be far enough out that it won't matter for this phone's lifetime.

      • Adam92Wilkins

        Alright thanks, not sure why the downvotes but thanks again for the information.

        • Wyatt Neal

          there's a lot of teenage angst between the 'droid community and verizon on the nexus product line ... so asking about that is like asking if you can drown a few more kittens for those of us (like myself) who are stuck on VZW and will have to sacrifice our unlimited data (and possibly service) to move to another provider if we want a nexus phone.

          • Adam92Wilkins

            Oh i hear you, I'm stuck on Verizon too. Instead of upgrading recently I bought a used s3 from online. Need that unlimited!

  • Indifox

    Whats that circle in the middle, above the screen? not the camera...obvs.
    Also....WHY MUST THE HEADPHONE JACK BE ON THE TOP.

    • Nathan

      It's the earphone.

      @epsiblivion I do have my phone upside down in it's pouch in my pocket.

      • RitishOemraw

        I also have it upside down in my pocket. The bottom headphone jack made so much sense on my GNex

        • FunkyMonkey

          but makes absolutely NO sense for people who connect the phones through aux to use in their cars or other devices. Makes it super awkward

          • pfmiller

            I'm gonna have to disagree with that. Super awkward is having a power cable sticking out the bottom of your device and at the same time having an audio cable sticking out the top.

          • SickoPsycho

            +1

          • RitishOemraw

            So what you are saying is that the cars and other devices were made based on sub-optimal headphone jack placement. Fascinating!

      • Indifox

        lmao. I had a derp moment... >_<

    • epsiblivion

      mots phones have it on top. not surprisingly really. since you don't usually have your phone upside down in your pocket

      • Steve Secor

        My phone is always upside down in my pocket. I thought that was the norm.

        • leo98918

          Same here. So when I pull it out, Its in my palm exactly how it should be when I'm holding it.

      • adi19956

        Do you not? I do it means I don't have to flip it when I take it out. Then again it's always in my trouser pocket and not a jacket, so it maybe different, but it makes most sense for it to be upside down in your pocket

        • thewafflehouse

          My phone never goes into my pocket upside down, and also never gets flipped. I typically grab it by my fingertips and then as I pull it out, wrap my hand around it....I place it in my pocket screen to the body, Index Finger on the top left, thumb top right.

          • SickoPsycho

            yeah i might have tried that when my phone didn't cost $400+... As of now everythime I'm holding my phone it is full palm with complete finger wrap and enough pressue to turn my knuckles white but not enough to flex the case =)

      • Indifox

        Yeahhh sorry mate but Im pretty sure the norm is having it upside down :p

  • Archit K

    If you look closer, the evleaks' leak actually shows an LED notification light at the bottom. Kinda confirms that Google is staying with LED and not moving to ActiveNotifications.

    • Testraindrop

      Well wasn't that obvious since its LCD and not Amoled?

      • Archit K

        Well, Droid Mini has both LCD and ActiveNotifications too.

        • Testraindrop

          And how is the battery life? :)

    • dude

      It will have atleast handfree Google Now interaction. Maybe it will, if not then AOKP is working on their version of active notification.

      • dude

        I think there will be apps that tries to emulate it too. I think it will be a wide available feature one day.

    • Eduardo Ortiz

      I actually like the nexus 4 notification led. The placing is great and the colors are awesome too.

  • devoncatt

    What rumour would you like today?
    Buy one get one free?
    5000 not 2300 battery?
    A battery that will really last a whole day?
    A real world phone with 4G/LTE /LTE-A for everywhere?
    Release all over the world at the same time and sufficient stock so it doesn't sell out in 15 Minutes?
    Or just the actual release date and not another excuse ?

    • psychoace

      4k video camera with an HDR mode please.

      • Tim242

        Note 3 has both.

        • Timothy

          Good. Have a cookie.

          • Tim242

            No thanks. I want to keep my boyish figure. But, I do appreciate the gesture : )

        • psychoace

          Not at the same time though.

  • Anton

    Maybe more boxy looking for bigger battery in the 32gb model like some past rumors suggested?

    • NexusPhan

      If it is, you won't be seeing it anytime soon. No other model has passed by the FCC. That was my way of saying there will be no bigger battery version.

      • Anton

        I'm not saying its very likely. Probably as likely as the inverted color "white" N5 images.

        • NexusPhan

          Less likely.

  • Santeri

    That bottom bezel could be thinner tho'.

    • Humberto Hernandez

      You realise there are hardware componets inside that bezel, right? For example, the speakers

      • Sahil Chaturvedi

        Just out of curiosity, how is the Moto X's bottom bezel so thin?

        • Alchemy08

          cause the speakers are in the back of the moto x....

          • Sahil Chaturvedi

            So?

  • Stacey Liu

    I'm still annoyed by the uneven display placement. The device looks so weird with a larger bottom bezel. The earpiece is pretty bad too.

    I wish they kept the front of the Nexus 4 and changed the back.

    • Tim242

      The Nexus 4 bezels are entirely too big.

  • my95z34

    As long as it's out before Feb when my VZW contract is up, I don't care! lol. Although, the sooner it comes out, the better chance the fuss will die down by Feb and I'll be able to get one without stock issues.

  • Bojan Tomic

    It was fun at first, but I'll go insane if they don't release KitKat soon!

  • Gordon Lutz

    Oh man, I want one so bad!!

  • Austin Haggerty

    This press image looks much more beveled, then the Telus one.

    Could this be the Rumored 32gb variant with the 3000mah (larger, more beveled) battery?

    Just food for thought.

    • Austin Haggerty

      One more thing.

      The Nexus writing, and LG logo look engraved here, and before they look shinier.

      Possibly this is an earlier, or unfinished prototype.

      • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

        More likely this is a render produced for a distributor either in house or by their own agency, not directly from Google. That would account for the inaccuracies. Though I'd expect Google to distribute their own renders.

    • krisyadao

      If so, then all these case manufactures selling cases already are screwed... I doubt it. It's just a bad render.

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

      Don't cling to the 3000mAh battery, you'll just be disappointed.

      • Austin Haggerty

        Nah, I was just trying to figure out why they look so different.

        I just want the phone. Haha

  • MrJigolo

    Its OK if you guys don't have an answer but AP, what are your sources saying about 4.4 on the Galaxy Nexus. Is it being left out or still supported?

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

      No idea but I don't see support suddenly drop just yet.

      • MrJigolo

        Thanks for the reply.

        • Lars Jeppesen

          Unless it's the Verizon version :)

          • Wyatt Neal

            ZING!

        • Elliot Kotis

          It will be dropped.
          Nexus S: 2 year support (4.2 was not released)
          Galaxy Nexus: 2 year support (It's time is up)

          • Simon Belmont

            The Nexus S didn't get 4.2 because it only had 384 MB of RAM (128MB goes to the GPU) to work with and Android 4.2.2 needs around 512MB. In other words, it wouldn't have been a good user experience, in Google's opinion, to update the Nexus S to Android 4.2.2.

            Same thing happened with the Nexus One and ICS. It didn't have enough ROM space to fit ICS, so Google left it on Gingerbread. I think there's a good chance the G'Nex will see Android 4.4. It might be its last update, though.

    • devoncatt

      All sources are whispers and rumours not a google press conference in site. 31 Oct is a guess without actual confirmation. Remember all of the rumours in Jone, Sept, early October Google is just toying with us, perhaps or a lone PR rep is having fun?

    • Simon Belmont

      I'm pretty sure the G'Nex will see Android 4.4. Google has stated they'd support their hardware as long as newer versions of Android ran well on it and the G'Nex is still a potent smartphone today.

      All the Nexus phones have seen at least three major (different dessert/sweet name) updates. Nexus One had Eclair, FroYo, and Gingeread. Nexus S had Gingerbead, ICS, and the first Jelly Bean. It would make sense for the G'Nex to have ICS, Jelly Bean, and KitKat.

  • realitysconcierge

    I bet in five years all of our smart phones are going to be really flashy and tron-like.

  • briankariu

    Is there an NDA you guys have signed coz nexus news has gone quiet all over sudden. An what happened to the Google event on 24th? No live blogging, no anything. Definitely feels like an NDA

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      There's been no NDA to my knowledge. The Google event on the 24th, as we expected, didn't reveal any news - it was essentially just a gathering to get press acquainted with Google Play.

    • Sir_Brizz

      There was no news on the 24th event because practically nobody from tech news was there and obviously nothing happened. The Google Play Twitter posted a load of pictures from the event, it was mostly just games and stuff that people could mess with along with musical guests.

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

      No NDA.

  • anmolm97

    Google, don't let us settle for a Samsung device because you made us wait for too long.......

  • x425m

    why Google being a dick trying to promote this product with last minute invitations to the developer and promotor.

    why not give ahead of time for the invites so people can have more time preping instead of last-minute invite. seems like being a dick to the people and supportor of the product launch.

    at least give them 2 weeks advance notice for the respect so they can mark the dates for reserve vacation status for the major launch events.

  • Chipoline

    Clock shows 7:00 it would be released on November 7th!!!!

    • Crispin Swickard

      Which if it is a Telus version since it matches the wallpaper of the previous Telus leak it would match with the approx Canadian release date floating around, or could just be a coincidence...

  • Jack

    Looks like an HTC from 3 years ago. Thats one ugly device.

  • murali

    If its offical render, why the time is showing 7:00, normally it should be the Android OS version, right ?

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  • BrianB

    I'm gonna be so pissed if after all this wait the phone is a half assed phone, YOU HEAR ME GOOGLE!!!

  • bloomtronzero

    You know, I am loving that wallpaper. It was on the Telus leak, too. With the frosted, simple icons and that background, it looks a lot like Chrome OS' default look. Liking the unity on Google's aesthetic here.

  • Rob Johnson

    As usual, all I care about is the wallpaper.

  • grumpyfuzz

    I don't know if anyone else cares, but I hope that the Nexus 5 keeps the smooth glass on the front from the Nexus 4. No friction made it so much easier to use.

  • Jadephyre

    Eh, I don't really care anymore. If it releases, then it releases, i'm not in a hurry anymore.
    It is a bit like Half-Life 3 now, I don't care about that anymore either, Valve has taken too long, and you're not going to win a frickin' flower pot anymore with physics-based puzzles, simple shooting mechanics and a mute as a protagonist.

  • Ari

    Why not wait til there's an actual announcement. People are getting tired of all these rumors and leaks, many which are untrue

    • Wyatt Neal

      I'm partially in agreement because I've been waiting to be able to throw money at one ... but the last couple days there hasn't been anything and that's just let to me mashing the refresh buttons on sites in hopes that something new will be there to give me hope that I won't have to deal with my broken phone for much longer.

    • dean

      yeah lets speculate after its released :/

  • Michael Sheils

    https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/394509093777317888

    White model from evleaks again, also a date.

  • Dave

    The back looks more "bloated" up compared to other renders. Possibly the 32gb rumour with 3000mah battery could come to fruition to fill the extended size could come to fruition.

    • Noel

      That would be welcomed in my world bloated back and all. I will in a blink of an eye say HELL YEAH to trade a little added girth for a more bigger battery 3000+mAh.