New Google Nexus 5 photo leaks

We appear to have caught the first real glimpse of the new Google Nexus 5X, courtesy of a leaked snapshot.

There’s been plenty of talk about the follow-up to last year’s Nexus 6, and how this year’s large-screen model is being made by Huawei.

However, it’s also been widely reported that Google is working with LG on a second, smaller Nexus smartphone. Now we think we know what it looks like.

As pointed out by popular YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee, Google+ user Inno Yudha has posted the above (poorly framed and slightly blurry) image of a mysterious new Nexus phone.

Actually, it isn’t particularly mysterious at all. In fact, its design squares up with a render video that emerged late last week.

There’s the same rounder, matte, vaguely Lumia-esque rear section; the same rear-mounted circular motif (which is presumably a fingerprint sensor); and the same spread-out flash and laser autofocus sensor array.

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This render was reportedly based on the detailed factory schematics that are given to accessory makers ahead of a phone’s launch. Now we appear to have seen the real thing.

Other things to expect from the second-generation Nexus 5 is a 5.2in display, a USB-C port and dual front-facing speakers.

If previous Nexus smartphone launches are anything to go by, we can expect confirmation of Google’s plans some time in October.

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