Mystery LG phone leaks, could it be the Optimus G2?

A mystery LG phone has leaked, with a different design language to the company's previous efforts. Could it be the Optimus G2? Or Nexus 5?

Now here's a bit of a chin-scratcher. It's an unannounced handset from LG -- courtesy of @evleaks -- with no physical buttons and what looks like a different design language for the company.

Could it be the Optimus G2 ? Or even the Nexus 5 ?

The picture shows the handset has a tall screen -- around 4.7 inches, I'd say. The glass front is curved, pegging it not a million miles away from the Nexus 4, and the earpiece looks like a change from previous LG models, with a differently shaped grille.

I'd say it's more likely the Optimus G2 than Nexus 5, seeing as the Nexus 4 kept the LG logo for the back, instead of whacking it on the front. Though of course it could be an early prototype, with the design yet to be finalised.

There's no word on specs, so we'll have to wait and see what this beast can do. An LG exec has already confirmed that a sequel to the Optimus G is coming our way in the autumn, but wouldn't be drawn on any details.

The Nexus 5 is rumoured to launch around the autumn/winter time as well. Early whispers say the specs will be monstrous, with a 5.2-inch OLED display packing a resolution of 1,920x1,080 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, and a crazy 3GB of RAM. Storage is said to be 64GB, and there could be a 16-megapixel camera on board, capable of capturing videos at 4K. All of which sounds too good to be true, especially if it's going to be anywhere near as cheap as the Nexus 4, which we're all hoping it will be.

One unnamed source reckons the Nexus 5 will sport a Nikon camera . Google's Vic Gundotra leant credence to the rumour by saying the big G was committed to making Nexus phones with " insanely great cameras ".

The Nexus 5 could also run pure Android, like the Nexus 4. Motorola is also said to be working on mobiles that eschew fancy software add-ons for a stripped-back experience.

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What do you reckon of the device? Is it the Optimus G2? Nexus 5? Or something else? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook page.

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