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A couple of new photos have popped up on a Korean blog today, purporting to show LG’s upcoming Nexus 5 (X? 2015?). There’s nothing much here that we haven’t seen already, but the blog does claim that the phone will come in a “mint green” color variant. We believe that this is likely just a matter of a photo that needs a bit of color correction, however…

Every Nexus 5 (2015) that we’ve seen so far has been of the white variety — and that makes sense for a Nexus device. The Nexus program traditionally has been more about getting prototypical Android phones in the hands of developers than catering to every whim of a consumer. While mint green as a color option isn’t outlandish, a bit of color correction reveals a more familiar back cover.

062c65d22bf6a1dbf5fe460e41908fa3In addition to the photo above, the blog also shared an image of the front of the device. Sadly, we don’t know what the home button looks like because the person who took the photo covered it up, but we can see a screen that looks to be right around the rumored 5.2-inches in size.

According to an earlier report out of Android Police citing a “reliable source,” LG’s upcoming “Nexus 5” (which reportedly isn’t firmly the device’s name yet), will sport a Snapdragon 808 processor, a 5.2-inch 1080p display, 3 GB of RAM, a 2700 mAh battery, support for USB-C, a 12.3-megapixel main camera sensor, and a 5-megapixel front camera.

The purported “Nexus 5X,” as sources for Android Authority have reportedly called the phone, will be available in — as Android Police also reported — black, white, and light blue, and will feature a USB Type-C port along the bottom and a plastic overall build. According to the same site’s sources, the phone will start at $399 for a 16 GB model (16 GB will our base model, it seems), and $449 for the larger 32 GB variant.

According to a recent report from CNET, Google is planning to unveil two Nexus handsets — this Nexus 5 from LG, and another from Huawei — at an event scheduled from September 29th. We’ll keep you updated as more details about the phones continue to leak in the coming weeks.


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