Google Nexus 5 photos, video leak

A Russian website has leaked new photos of the Google Nexus 5, as well as a video of what appears to be an early prototype of the phone running the new Android OS.

A Russian website has leaked new photos of the Google Nexus 5, as well as a video of what appears to be an early prototype of the phone running the new Android OS.

(Credit: VK)

We don't know when the Google Nexus 5 is landing — reports suggest this month, maybe even this week — but we've certainly plenty of leaks to keep the momentum going.

We've already seen what seems to be the obligatory " left in bar " video and what appeared to be the full specs for the phone.

Now, a young man in Russia has leaked new, more detailed photos of the phone. Named Kirill Karmazin, he claimed on Russian social network VK to be the son of a Google employee by way of explaining how he got his hands on the phone.

Based on the specs, images and videos we've seen to date, the phone looks legit. One thing we hadn't seen, though, is the phone running. A new seven-minute French video purports to show just this, although based on a few details, it appears to be an older prototype of the phone. The relief Nexus logo is missing from the back, and the software is called "KeyLimePie" — the working name for Android 4.4 before the official name of KitKat was announced .

This means we can't assume that any of the features on display will be on the final build of the operating system; still, even for an early build, that screen, 1920x1080 in-plane switching (IPS) thin-film transistor (TFT), looks like a stunner.

According to leaked documents, the Google Nexus 5 will be running on a 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 2GB of RAM and up to 32GB of internal storage.

 

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