After the interesting discussion about rumors yesterday, it may seem odd to jump right back in to the speculation about Google’s next Nexus device. However, today’s dose of rumor and speculation comes with at least a few milligrams of evidence, as the latest LG Nexus leak comes in the form of a few leaked images.
Unlike image leaks often are, these images don’t appear too blurry or doctored at all, and seem to show what is clearly a prototype LG device quite clearly. There isn’t too much to be gleaned from the images apart from the physical appearance of the phone, although it is worth noting that there seem to be two screw holes on either side of the microUSB port and microphone, and that the power button is on the right side of the device, same as the Galaxy Nexus. Overall, the device also looks like an updated Galaxy Nexus from the front (at least to me), especially judging by the software buttons and the curved edges.
A picture of the screen shows that the device is running a build called Jelly Bean on Mako, something which has begun showing up in a few NenaMark benchmarks. The model number of E960 also matches up with other leaks of a LG mystery device, which is said to have a Qualcomm processor and 4.7-inch display.
As usual, take these rumors, like any others about the next Nexus, with a grain of salt. They may not be true, but this set of speculation at least has some good looking images to back it up. Even if the device pictured isn’t the “Optimus Nexus,” I wouldn’t be surprised if it is an actual LG prototype, or rejected design. If the next Nexus does end up being this device, I can already say that I like how the look has evolved, except perhaps for what looks like the bejeweled back cover. To judge for yourself, just take a look at the rest of the leaked shots below.