Images of Google Nexus 5 running Android 4.4 KitKat leak

Google has recently announced the next version of Android to be "KitKat", and an unannounced Nexus device has already leaked in spy shots running the software.

A Nexus phone, allegedly owned by a Google employee, was photographed at a bar, and the images and videos have been posted to the Internet by 9to5Google, which claims the photos were taken while the phone was left unattended for charging. Judging by the Google-inspired hardware design language, this could be the much-awaited Nexus 5.

The upcoming device's specifications have also leaked partially by its FCC filing and GFXBench results. It is revealed to have a 1920x1080 resolution display (including on-screen buttons) running on a 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM. Additionally, this smartphone is expected to come with 7-band LTE, which hasn't been included in any previous Nexus phone. Some of the alleged specifications for this phone include a 5.2-inch screen and a 13MP OIS camera. 

These leaks have started coming out just as Google has marked the Nexus 4 as "out of inventory" from the US Google Play Store with no plans to restock, according to a report by The Verge. Google is rumored to be holding a Nexus event mid-October to launch Android 4.4 and Nexus 5, so the wait isn't a long one for stock Android enthusiasts.

Source: 9to5GoogleGFXBench | Images via 9to5Google

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The Nexus 5 will be the only phone that I'd buy to replace my Nexus 4.
Hopefully it will be fairly similar, Hopefully with no SD slot again,
but 32 gig for sure and 64 gig internal memory options would be sweet.
I can't think of much in the way of improvements over the Nexus 4,
seeing it is so superior to pretty much every other phone out.

Really excited for this. In Hindsight i wish i got a Nexus4 rather than Note2 (for price:performace)

However the stylus is SO MUCH FUN!

If the nexus 5 has a much improved camera i will probably sell my note2 and get one!

and here i was thinking i was going to be able to see KitKat actually RUNNING, not just the loading screen.

which looks nice, but besides the point.

Finally white icons in status bar. That definitely a big improvement. But why status bar in not transparent out of box yet?

Why are people are so into this "SD card slot" thing? For my phone it's collecting dust. People should do more space managing, cloud storage, I don't think SD card is a healthy future.

CanonCygnus said,
Why are people are so into this "SD card slot" thing? For my phone it's collecting dust. People should do more space managing, cloud storage, I don't think SD card is a healthy future.

As long as we have intelligent people like you, Samsung Galaxies will continue to sell well.

-adrian- said,
In Germany you have a data limit mostly between 200-500 mb. guess why people want a slot?

In Vietnam we have the same 500MB barrier monthly, and I even tether to my laptop. I receive over 60 emails, many having pictures Seriously, when was the last time you travel anywhere (within your metropolitan area) that doesn't have WiFi? and what the hell are you putting in your 32 GB phone?

@sanke1

Your sarcasm is out of my comprehension, would you mind elaborating?

Just depends on the person. I thought I'd be a heavy user, but only hit about 300MB a month, maybe 400MB max. I have an SD card slot too, but it too collects dust. (Google Play Music ftw)

I'm just waiting for Google to finally announce and release it so I can switch from my Lumia 820. If they relented and added an SD Card slot too, I could get rid of my iPhone 3GS too!

So it looks exactly like a shrunken version of the new Nexus 7.

As for people asking for microSD, you're wasting your time, Google said they're done with external storage, we'll never see a Nexus with such a feature.

The HTC One with a Google ROM is looking more awesome by the minute...

Why a 5 inch screen? Although as long as the guys hands aren't abnormally large, the phone doesn't look too big. Hoping this will be the one to replace my iPhone!

Phones attract finger marks a lot with the whole touch screen thing.

Also this was just a phone left unattended, not a phone prepared for publicity photos. (Well, unless this is some kind of stunt, but still...)

I understand where you are going with this, but my question was, if you are gonna post something thats OMG first pictures of unrealeased device, why cant they go clean it up and then take pictures of it.

Yeah, I think this will be my next phone. I'm really hoping the camera will be good and it's under £300. Hopefully I can sell my Nexus 4 for around £150.

If its got a sd slot and removable battery ill get this or the s5. Does the nxs4 have sd slot ?

And I hope this isn't a pentile but proper like the htc one :-)

T1OOOO said,
If its got a sd slot and removable battery ill get this or the s5. Does the nxs4 have sd slot ?

And I hope this isn't a pentile but proper like the htc one :-)

Nope no SD Card slot for the Nexus 4. Biggest flaw of this almost perfect phone imo, and the reason why I picked a Galaxy S3 instead.

If the Nexus 5 has a SD Card slot and a removable battery, I'll buy one for me and one for my fiancee

Xerxes said,
Highly unlikely, Google is unlikely to add support for SD cards because they feel they only "confuse the customer".

Arseholes.

Xerxes said,
Highly unlikely, Google is unlikely to add support for SD cards because they feel they only "confuse the customer".

Funny how people find justification for Google not having an SD card but they quick to jump down WP for not having it either.

duk3togo said,

Funny how people find justification for Google not having an SD card but they quick to jump down WP for not having it either.

They do the same when it comes to the iPhone.

einsteinbqat said,

They do the same when it comes to the iPhone.


LOL that's true... Its good to see things through fanboy eyes...

There is ZERO chance any nexus device will have a SD Card slot going forward. Google wants you to store everything in the cloud, they don't want you to be able to fit it on the device.