Purported Nexus 5 press images with Telus branding leak

by: Chris SmithOctober 17, 2013

Telus Nexus 5

Alleged Nexus 5 press images have shown up sporting a Telus-branded “splash screen,” suggesting the handset will be available from certain Canadian mobile operators once it’s official.

These images, published by MobileSyrup, look rather believable considering the recent Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat leaks we’ve seen, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily official, so take them with the proverbial grain of salt.

That said, we’ll notice that both the design of the handset, including button placement, front camera and speaker is consistent with what we’ve seen in previous leaks.

Telus Nexus 5

Furthermore, there are several visual elements that suggest the handset is running Android 4.4, at least according to a very recent leaked Nexus 5 photo session, which were confirmed by another publication when detailing Google’s rumored Google Experience launcher for KitKat:

  • transparent navigation and status bars
  • white notifications icons in the status bar
  • redesigned icon for the app drawer (transparent background and absence of the circle line)
  • redesigned icons dialer and camera apps
  • absence of the dividing line between the apps shortcuts and the rest of the screen (the line is replaced by dots for each home screen)
  • larger app icons on the home screen which suggest that only four icons would fit horizontally (the Nexus 5 is expected to offer a 5×4 icon grid).

With all that in mind we can only conclude that, if these images are indeed real and not an elaborate fabrication based on all those leaks, the new Nexus 5 is getting closer and closer.

  • Note: There is no SMS app at the dock. Hangouts is taking over

    • GreatNews

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    • Jacob

      The above screen us just promoted by Nexus. You can replace Hangout with SMS.

      • Brian Shieh

        hope so!

  • Justin Rebar

    I want!!!

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    Imsessage style?

  • Yizhaq Agronov

    New folder with white semi transparent background

  • TruthTeller

    Earpiece missing again.


      The speaker is incorporated into the screen. just because you cant see it doesn’t mean it is not there.

      • TruthTeller

        And you got that from where exactly?

        • Nick V

          The earpiece is the circular area in the center of the top of the phone. This has been discussed on other forums since the images from the FCC. Look at the image above very closely, and you will see tiny dots in that circle.

    • htcLOLZ

      The earpiece is that little circle in the centre of the top bezel. It might be a bit of a controversial item. Personally I don’t mind it, but I can understand if some people don’t like it.

  • Rishank



    There is only room enough for 4 icons on the Nexus 4, the GS3 and pretty much every other android handset as well. I am not saying that this image is fake but that point was irrelevant.

    • Guest

      this has 4 icons pluss the app drawer. like nexus 4 and everything else.

    • MasterMuffin

      Uhmm no? Most devices have 5 icons including S3 and Nexus 4 (I didn’t know bold text was available for Disqus, yippee!)

      • Pretty sure we’re talking about the homescreen, so yes, there’s room enough for 4 per row on the stock homescreen on the Nexus 4 (not counting the dock, which has 4 plus the app drawer icon).

        • MasterMuffin

          He didn’t say homescreen. Also, judging by the location of the folder and Play Store, only 4 icons fit on one row in the homescreen which makes his comment double false :)

  • GasparIPerez

    About time they changed the camera app icon. I mean, it was pretty ugly haha.

    • GasparIPerez

      Another thing. Is it just me or is transparency + flatness the next new thing? If so, awesome. I would like the statusbar to match app colors (like paranoid android’s feature and ios), but that’s just a minor thing.

      • utilitybelt

        3D pop out was the future in the 50s. 2D and flat is the future of now. Weird.

  • Groud Frank

    With all the rumours and the grains of salt I’ve had to ingested, I’ll probably die from hypertension before the Nexus 5 and 4.4 is released.

  • Eddy Edd

    good God … the amount of leaks and rumors regarding Nexus 5 is too damn you know what

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