“A Google Employee walks into a bar”, has all the hallmarks of a great geeky joke, but this time it is in fact the story of the Nexus 5 leaked images and videos. While we’ve nearly everything, a person holding the Nexus 5 during the Android 4.4 KitKat statue unveiling, FCC filings, this pretty much takes the cake. The backstory here is that a Googler left his phone unattended in a bar, giving rise to a major Nexus 5 leak including a short video uploaded onto YouTube. These also agree from what we’ve seen in the FCC filings. The video shows what appears to be the last segment of the KitKat boot-animation, and the polished lockscreen. The images clearly tell us that LG is the prime manufacturer, the horizontal logo agrees with the KitKat sighting, but doesn’t reveal anything about the camera or other much other information.
We’ve already posted some filings and specs of the Nexus 5. To do a quick recap, the Nexus 5 will indeed come with a 5-inch full HD display. It will be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, with 2 ( or 3 ) GB of RAM, and 16/32 GB of internal storage. Google will probably not include a microSD card on the Nexus 5, like on all the other Nexus series devices, which could be due to serious security issues as in this pointed out by the folks over at Androidpolice.
On the camera front, the phone is rumored to pack a 13 MP rear shooter, and a 5MP front camera. The phone will come a 2300+ mAh battery, and will champion Android 4.4 KitKat into the market. It comes will full WiFi 802.11 on both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Wireless Charging support, and 7-band LTE support, which is a relief to the many people who were disappointed by the lack of LTE in the Nexus 4.
The Nexus 5 is expected to arrive sometime in October. Given that the Nexus 4 has sold out on Google Play, and nearly everybody is waiting to see what the folks over at Google are up to. We can hope that this device is as game-changing as the Nexus 4 was last year, bringing a swath of new features, cool tricks, and will likely take the smartphone competition to a whole new level, as we have come to expect from Google. We will bring you more information as events unfold. Until then, Don’t Panic.