Aug 16th, 2013 publishUpdated   Sep 12th, 2021, 2:16 pm

Nexus 4 cracked featured

We’re not expecting Google to reveal any real information on their next line of Nexus devices (Nexi?) til the end of this year, but that’s not stopping the the rumor mill from churning. You may remember that last time around, we heard the Nexus 5 would be a “weaker” variant of of LG’s latest flagship, coming equipped with the Snapdragon 600 processor, instead of the G2’s 800.

Well, the boys at — the same fellas who leaked the Moto X months before anyone else — seem to have it on good authority that the upcoming 5-inch Google phone will still come with a Snapdragon 800 CPU, along with some changes to its physical appearance. While the thin bezels of the G2 are said to remain, the tip also mentions we could see the normal button placement we’ve all grown accustomed to through the years. Although rear buttons might have been a nice change, it looks like this might remain a G2 exclusive.

Camera placement will also change, possibly moving from the middle to one of the corners. Build materials will also be a tad different, with the Nexus 5 coming equipped with a “premium” glass back, ala last year’s Nexus 4. I think it goes without saying that I would be extremely disappointed in this decision, so let’s hope that portion of the rumor doesn’t pan out (why not a glossy plastic instead?).

In any case, it looks like we might be expecting 2 Nexus devices towards the end of this year with LG manufacturing the 5-inch Nexus 5, and possibly Motorola in charge of a Nexus 4 refresh. As always, we make sure to take any rumors with a grain of salt, but it looks like good times ahead for Android phone fans.

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