LG Optimus Nexus appears in set of leaked images

After weeks of countless rumors, the LG Optimus Nexus has purportedly been spotted in the wild. A set of leaked images show off a black slab styled smartphone, similar to LG’s Optimus G, though the device in question appears to be running atop stock Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

The device has been given the moniker “Mako”, which lines up nicely with the aquatic codenames of past Nexus devices. Despite the bump in the Android version, the smartphone’s homescreen, icons and status bar remain nearly identical to what we’ve grown accustomed to in Android 4.1.

On the exterior, however, several tweaks have been made to the physical body of the device, compared to the original LG Optimus G. Most notably, the rear camera and flash have been repositioned, hinting at the fact that there could very well be different internals inside.

Given that the LG E960 has already passed the stringent guidelines of the FCC, this may very well be the device that has been making headlines over the past few weeks. In terms of hardware, details remain scarce. However, you can browse the entire set of photos after the break.

Source: Android Central


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  • Алексей Поляков

    Nexus never had manufacture logo before О_о

    • Pete

      The Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S both did.

      • Diego De Barbieri

        Nop, when Gnex o Ns start said Google, not Samsung…
        And, there’s no curved screen, a distinctive Nexus icon…

        • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.pavel Benjamin Pavel

          No curved screen in Htc Nexus One. =)
          Maybe its because Samsung did them thats why they had curved screen.

        • Tommy

          Have you ever seen the back of the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S? It says “SAMSUNG” right there. LOL

    • http://MyShocker.com Nudo

      Nexus 7 says ASUS

  • http://twitter.com/kartha87 Praveen Kartha

    This is not the new Nexus phone. :-)

  • naurizofficial

    Galaxy Nexus looks better.

  • sambhav sinha

    clearly a fake