Keeping the Nexus 5 smartphone top-secret hasn’t exactly been the highest priority for Google. In recent weeks, we’ve seen leaked images, spec sheets and even a mistaken listing for the device in the Play Store (which was quickly taken down.) Still with no official release date set in stone, another image of the purported handset has seen the light of day.
The photo below comes from a user, Nickyyy, on U.K. web forum, Overclockers. Apparently the story goes as so: Nickyyy claims to work in a store where an initial batch of the Android device had been delivered, also stating that they had access to using one hands-on. When other forum dwellers called bluff, Nickyyy posted the photo below:
Not exactly a ‘glamour shot,’ though still it appears to be somewhat legit. The predominantly blue box to the left of the device checks out, when compared to a leaked image of the Nexus 5 alleged retail packaging, a few weeks back. It seems that Nickyyy snapped the pic in a rush, perhaps to avoid trouble from a superior — but we can still make out the ‘Nexus 5′ logo center screen, possibly running a boot-up process (or it can be a protective screen film, donning the logo.)
Either way, we do expect the 5-inch smartphone to feature a full-HD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM in tow. It’ll also pack a 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD video recording capability, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and NFC technology.
In other news, Google began updating select devices with Android 4.4 KitKat – sweet!