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Rumor: LG G2-based Nexus 5 to made of glass, ditch back keys but keep Snapdragon 800 CPU

A new rumor says the Nexus 5 will be based on the LG G2 and use the same Snapdragon 800 processor, but that it will have a different, glass-based design. Read on for more details!
August 16, 2013

A fresh rumor from Vietnam says that the next-gen Nexus handset will indeed by based on LG’s most recent flagship smartphone, although it won’t be an exact copy.

Vietnamese site, which has accurately posted plenty of mobile-related leaks in the past, including showing the world what looked like a Moto X prototype back in March, revealed the new information.

The Nexus 5 is now said to pack a 5.2-inch display just like the LG G2, and also keep the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. However, the similarities may stop there, as the Nexus 5 is said to be very different when it comes to overall design.

In fact, the Nexus 5 may be more similar to the current Nexus 4, when it comes to use of glass for the front and back panels, and with the Nexus 7, when it comes to slimness and bezels.

Therefore, there won’t be any buttons on the back of the handset, as they’re found on the current LG G2. Furthermore, the camera is said to be moved near the edges of the back side, rather than being placed in the middle.

This isn’t the first time we hear that the Nexus 5 will be based on the LG G2, with a recent report saying the handset will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and suggesting that the phone may not necessarily come with a 5.2-inch display. The same rumor said the Nexus 5 will come with Nexus 4-like pricing.

Naturally, this is just a rumor at this time, so treat it accordingly. We’ll be back with more details about the Nexus 5 in the future, as we’re surely going to see plenty of leaks in the coming months, no matter who’s making it.