Google has never been very impressive when it has come to hiding Nexus devices, with the new Nexus 7 leaked all over the place before the official announcement alongside Android 4.3 launch and the out-of-the-blue Chromecast announcement.
It is fair to say once a franchise builds momentum, as the Nexus smartphone line has, there is less chance of no leaks happening. The Nexus 5 is clear proof of this assumption, with Google semi-revealing it on a YouTube video that has since been taken down, then an FCC filing showing the photos and afterwards a drunken party showing some clips of the Nexus 5.
All of these have solidified questions we have had about the new Nexus device, from the design to the internals to the software it will be running at launch. This new leak shows more detail on the back of the Nexus 5, showing the curved back, Nexus logo and odd camera.
It either looks like matte or rubber finish, we expect the latter, as the Nexus 7 has the same rubber-like texture. We still aren’t keen on the landscape Nexus logo and the camera looks like a running-disc, sticking out like a sore-thumb.
Other than those details it appears the side will be a metal frame, this would be a higher-class than the Nexus 4, with two sides glass and a plastic binding on the side.
Inside the Nexus 5 there should be a Snapdragon 800 chip, 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage and an 8MP camera. The battery is said to be 2400mAh, with Google sure this can last with new software developments of Android to improve battery life.
The Nexus 5 should come running Android 4.4 and we would be very surprised if Google did not announce these both at an event in a few weeks. We can see Android 4.3 as a small update, with Android 4.4 being a big push in usability, battery life and fragmentation.