Nexus 5, Android 4.4 shown in leaked press renders

TELUS-branded press images of Google's upcoming Nexus 5 smartphone have leaked onto the web, showing a larger screen, repositioned front camera and a slim profile.

The upcoming Google-branded phone seems to run Android 4.4, which has a previously spotted translucent menu bar and navigation buttons, sandwiching new icons. Mobilesyrup revealed the new images, which suggest wide availability for the phone from day one. However, the phone is still likely to be sold unlocked from Google, which, if the Nexus 4's launch is anything to go by, will be a far more popular option.

The Nexus 5 is expected to come with significant internal improvements but still be manufactured by LG, like its predecessor. It's expected to include a 2.3GHz Snapdragon processor, full HD display and tout an 8MP camera with image stabilization. There are likely to be bold similarities to the LG G2, although the leaked renderings show different button locations.

An announcement of the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat is expected to occur sometime this month. According to leaked information, the smartphone will start at $299 for a 16GB version and $399 for a 32GB variant.

Source: Mobilesyrup | Images via Mobilesyrup

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