New Google Nexus 4 shows up in leaked snaps

The hotly-awaited follow-up to the bargain-tastic Google Nexus 4 has been spotted in new leaked photos.

Is this the next Google Nexus phone? My money's on yes. The hotly-awaited follow-up to the bargain-tastic Google Nexus 4 has been spotted in new leaked photos.

Previously glimpsed only in mock-ups by phone fans and a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo in Google's KitKat video , the new Nexus turns up in snaps filed with the FCC in the US.

The pictures don't reflect the final design of the phone, which is built by LG and reported to be at least partly based on the LG G2 . The camera and flash are clearly visible, as well as the headphone jack and power and volume buttons -- but what's that slot in the top?

The final name is also open to question. As the sequel to the Nexus 4 we might expect it to be called the Nexus 5; but as the Nexus 7 shows, the number refers to the size of the device, not a title. If the Nexus phone follows the example of the new Nexus 7 tablet , unveiled last month, it'll still be called the Nexus 4; maybe with 2014 Edition tacked on the end to keep things simple.

Can the new Nexus compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 , HTC One and the iPhone 5S and 5C ? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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