Rumour: Google Nexus 5 noticeably smaller than LG G2

A new image of the Google Nexus 5 as well as more details on the smartphone has emerged ahead of its expected release on 14 October.

IBTimes.co.uk report the new device, which is expected to be manufactured by LG, is smaller than the recently released LG G2 and has a satisfactory screen, with the comments coming from a MacRumours forum poster

"Got to handle the Nexus 5. It is smaller than the G2. Didn't actually measure it, but holding it in the hand it is smaller. It does feel good holding it. The black back cover feels like my Nexus 7. The screen was ok, didn't wow me like the Note 3. The bezel is very small,” MacRumours poster Weespeed is quoted as saying.

The same poster added a photo of the device and stated that Google is attempting to guard against leaks by updating it with experimental software when the phone starts up that states “you need to guard it like a ninja”.

There is still no official word on Google’s new Nexus smartphone, when it will be released or anything definitive on the specifications.

What we do know is that the device will be one of the first to feature Android 4.4 KitKat and it was on the unveil date of the new OS that Google gave everyone an accidental glimpse of a new Nexus smartphone sized device before quickly removing the video.

Other rumours have pegged the LG Nexus 5 as having a 5.2in Full HD edge-to-edge screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor will run the show with 2GB of RAM, it may have a 13-megapixel camera, and a choice of either 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage.

The Nexus 5, along with Android 4.4 KitKat, are likely to be released side-by-side this month with the new device expected to be priced lower than many of its competitors’ models.

Image Credit: MacRumours