Nexus 5 render

Late last night, we told you about a device passing through the FCC which is believed to be the new Nexus 5. Now, a thoughtful Redditor has gone ahead and created some mock-ups of the new Nexus for us!

While these are absolutely not even close to anything official — it’s fun to consider what could be, isn’t it? The device render is a lot like the current Nexus 4 in shape, just a little squared at the corners. The rendered device is also shown next to the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 (below), to give you an idea of size and Nexus lineage.

In the now infamous video from the Android KitKat statue unveiling, we saw that the Nexus device was a touch larger than the Nexus 4, even though perspective played a part in that. A little larger, a little more square, and what looks to be a bigger camera — which all we really have to go on — all tossed into the render.

For added interest, we’ve found a GIF that shows the FCC images imposed onto the device from the KitKat video. Guus Janssen posted the GIF to his Google+ page earlier today, and the circumstantial evidence is really starting to pile up.

An FCC filing, a YouTube video that was quickly withdrawn by Google, and device renders. What else do you need? Oh, right, we still kind of want to see the device for ourselves. I almost forgot.

Nexus family


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  • evaristo

    servicios al cliente

  • Bojan Tomic

    They look awesome! :D But I wanna see different UI in 4.4, hopefully! :)

    • OMGgary

      Well, I’d say we will probably see some new things on a similar scale to the changes from ICS to Jellybean, but nothing as dramatic as Gingerbread to ICS.

      • Bojan Tomic

        I really wish they do make a drastic change with Card UI… But I’m trying not to get my hopes up.

        • Android has Holo which everyone can use. The card UI as a style really marks Google’s apps as unique and standalone among the other apps in the ecosystem.

          • Bojan Tomic

            Yeah, but every app slowly takes the look and feel from Google apps with that sidebar thing and white card-ish UI.

  • Guest

    This is my mockup design….

    • weed

      And your real life is doing how you said?

    • Kash Gummaraju

      too iphone like, apple will sue for the placement of the lenses

  • TechyTee

    This is my mockup design of Nexus 5

  • Cal Rankin

    I’m already lining up to buy it.

  • Luka Mlinar

    Nexus 4 was the phone of the year in 2012. By the looks of it the Nexus 5 might take the win this year as well.

    • weed

      What? Nx4 was one of the last phones i wanted last year. I hate hyper glaze plastic and I hate touchwiz but not being a fan boy I had to buy Note 2 last year. Horrible device but still the best of 2012. In 2013 it will be hard to not buy Z1.

      • Luka Mlinar

        If we had a poll the N4 would win.

  • MasterMuffin

    Seems like everyone’s doing mockups, so here’s my mockup (made with paint xD)

    • weed

      This one I actually loved. Using paint lol. Priceless. Not wasting your time, great, credits to you.

      • MasterMuffin

        Who needs photoshop pff!

    • weed

      This is acceptable use of linear time, the wormhole aliens are pleased

    • Rajkumar

      Looks like nokia N7

    • Bone

      This one looks pretty real. Hopefully it’s the Nexus 5.

      • MasterMuffin

        I got it from Evleaks so it’s real. Trrrust me

  • Guest

    This is my mockup design according to FCC details…

  • TechyTee

    This is my mockup design according to FCC details..

  • TechyTee

    This is my mockup design of LG Nexus 5 according to FCC details…

    • jumbo3220


  • Guest

    This is my mockup:

  • Mo

    Yes…nexus 5 close up.

  • Nick Dion

    Damn, The only thing I didnt like about the Nexus 4 was how wide it was, The Gs3 which has a slightly taller screen is really comfortable, but the Nexus 4 is awkwardly Wide for its height IMO

  • weed

    Sorry but doing this is still retarded, and doesn’t even look that great. I just slept with the most amazing teenage real Barbie girl in the world for the umpthhh time and then imagining some people using their time for fantasies of cellphones instead? Pity pity… What a waste of perfectly good linear time. (yes that’s a star trek deep space 9 related line).

    • William Worlde

      I wish I could give you infinite “Likes”! Perhaps the most brilliant thing ever said on this or any other site re: what new phones may potentially look like.

      I’m really glad we voice these opinions so that we keep the blog writers employed and heavily influence the manufacturers’ finishing touches on their already designed product lines!

      • weed

        Haha, u pwned me. I’m happy to admit defeat here.

        • weed

          But it really doesn’t look that great, MasterMuffin said it best with his paint parody.

  • Balraj

    So many mockups…
    Just one more month of teasing
    Got to bear that…October !!!
    I just saw lg g2 battery test by gsmarena : 62hrs endurance rate
    I wish the same for nexus 5 or even more :-D

  • Balraj

    Did someone delete my comment?

  • Parth Thakkar

    The nexus 5 that passed FCC has the camera on the right side of the back

  • Dakota Hester

    Everybody wants to make Nexus 5 Renders so I didn’t want to be left out.