Real or fake? Image of possible LG Nexus 5 surfaces


It is always fun to play the real or fake game when it comes to leaked images of Android devices, especially when the image may be the first one to surface. So muster up your skepticism and consider the image above that purports to be a prototype of an LG Nexus 5. The anonymous source of the image claims this particular LG device is one of several that Google is considering for their next Nexus smartphone. The source also provided a list of specs and hardware for the device, codenamed “Megalodon”:

  • 5.2″ OLED Display with 1920×1080 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 @ 2.3 GHz
  • 3GB LPDDR3 Ram
  • 16/32/64GB of internal storage
  • 16MP rear camera by OmniVision (4k video recording @30FPS, 1080p video recording @60FPS, Real Time HDR & HDR video recording, optical image stabilization, BSI 2.0)
  • 2.1MP front camera (1080p video recording @30FPS)
  • 3300 mAh Lithium Polymer battery
  • Front positioned stereo speakers
  • Qualcomm RF360 (LTE 150 Mbps & HSPA+)
  • Integrated DVB-T / ATSC-antenna
  • Gesture like controls (navigation, zoom, etc)

Readers may note that a few of the items are not even on the market yet, like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor or their RF360 chip. According to the source, the new device will be released in October 2013, so it is conceivable some of this hardware could be part of the new device.

What do you think? Is this legit or a case of someone trying to hoax the Internet?

source: Android and Me

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • kurt hinds

    Fake but would be nice if it was real!

  • PKM

    this looks BADASS !

  • Benjamin Pavel

    Already looking at RAM and Battery size i can already see this is fake. =)
    They have just started making phones with 2 GB of RAM and this will hold for year or 2 AT LEAST.
    And that Battery size is always the same with these “leaked” fake images (MaXX RAZR much ?)

  • michael centeno

    if it is, that’s one gorgeous looking phone. the specs are killer. please let this be true!

  • Sonicaholic

    I hope not, its more likely to be a Motorola than another lg.

  • Toviah Botwinik

    Everything is believable except for the 4k video I think.

    • Toss3

      Why would that be so unbelievable?

  • b

    seems too good to be true, seems more like other brands flag ship than an affordable nexus

  • pHyR3

    too big.

  • anon

    Fake. As much as I hate to say it.

    1. Developers wouldn’t put 3gb ram in a device. Its unconventional. They would put 4gb before. 3.

    2. 4k video is not possible on a 1080p display. Ie. 4k is 4 times the resolution of 1080p.

    3. The snapdragon 800 has only been clocked at 1.9ghz. So unless its over clocked(highly doubt a developer would do that. Too many variables for the consumer market).

    So yes. Could it be an LG phone? Yes. But I’ve heard its going to be a Motorola, or an Alcatel,etc. No one is sure yet.

  • Jeb Eldridge

    Completely fake. It looks like a cheap mockup created by some over-enthusiastic gamer nerd.

  • NiknidhoggLoL

    Easiest way to know this is fake? What company would have a press shot of someone with a gun? Just doesn’t make sense.

  • Todd C

    Total fake, the specs make no sense. 1920 x 1080 on a 5″ screen is expensive and pointless. 3 GB of RAM is unconventional. The camera is better than many standalone digital cameras. Cell phone maintain a stranglehold on the market by metering out old technology as new advances. Why would they suddenly change a profitable setup?

    • ari_free

      I don’t think it is real but white hot competition does make you do unconventional things. It’s much different than PC’s where you basically have Intel and Windows with a small showing by AMD

    • Tomorego

      1080p screen on a phone is the norm now. That will probably be true. 4k video is not possible and will not happen. 60fps will not happen. 3300 mah will also probably not happen, but would be nice.