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The Galaxy Note 2 and the iPhone 5 have been out in the market for only a couple of weeks, the former hasn’t even officially reached the US yet, but in the fast-paced world of smartphones, that almost makes them old news. That’s not necessarily a bad thing either because it means phone manufacturers are always looking to one-up their competition and unveil something that will steal the spotlight. And right now, it looks like Google and LG are busy working on the next phone that just might do that — the rumored LG Optimus G Nexus.

Google Nexus LGPreviously, we reported that an anonymous source has tipped us to the possible existence of the LG Optimus Nexus G. According to the source, the LG Optimus Nexus G will be based of the LG Optimus G but will look similar to the Samsung-built Galaxy Nexus. The source also mentioned that the device will have specs on par with top-tier Android phones like the Galaxy Note 2 and the SIII. While we can’t speak much about the specs, we do have leaked pictures that seem to confirm the sources description of the device. Take a look for yourself:

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LG Optimus Nexus G 2

The photos were shared in an online forum in Belarus (brought to our arrention by the guys at Android Central) and does appear to be legit. What we can make out from the images is that the LG Optimus G Nexus does look a little different from the smartphone it was based out of, the LG Optimus G. For one, it has rounded corners and it has a silver rim at the edge of the device. The material they’ve also chosen for the back casing looks “interesting;” I wonder how that would feel once you have it in your hands.

The device also looks huge. Not Galaxy Note 2-huge but more in the Galaxy SIII range, which I guess is pretty much what we were expecting from the next Nexus device. Oh, we almost forgot to mention that the LG Optimus G Nexus doesn’t seem to have any capacitive buttons, much like its predecessor. Check out this photo of the device’s front/screen:

LG Optimus Nexus G 3

Andy Rubin, one of Android’s pioneers, is expected to give a talk at a conference hosted by AllThingsD at the end of the month. Considering that he showed off the Google Nexus S at the same event two years ago, its possible that we might get more details on the LG Optimus G Nexus during his presentation. Until then, hold tight and we’ll be back with more information about this device as soon as its available.

Do you think the LG Optimus Nexus G can give the Galaxy Note 2 and the iPhone 5 a run for its money? What else can Google and LG do to make the LG Optimus Nexus G better than the Galaxy Nexus? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


UPDATE: Check out more photos, rumored specs of the LG Optimus G Nexus here!

  1. If the screen is S3-sized… then no, I don’t think it can take too many sales away from the Note 2. The screen size itself is one of the primary selling points of the GN2 and is what makes things like split-screen multi-tasking usable at all, and the stylus functions are important as well. The fact that it’s a Nexus will probably entice a few people, but I don’t think it’s a substitute for a phone-tab hybrid based on this.

  2. Is the only benefit of having a nexus is you’re guaranteed to have a fast update to the newest android? Cause if that’s the only thing that it has going for it I’ll take the Galaxy note 2 anyday. It has tons of features that no other phone is capable of

  3. I will assume that this article was titled in a way to get folks to read it. Thats what caught my attention. After reading the article, it’s complete nonsense. The iPhone 5 was basically bought by Apple fanatics who are living in the Apple bubble. I own the iPhone 4 and that is the last iphone I will own until apple comes out with a real upgrade. The Note 2 will be my next device because it blows everything else away. Apple is hyped about features that were available 3 years ago. There is a reason why they want the court to ban Samsung from selling smart phones in the US. Not because of copyright but because of the fact that Samsung is kicking their butts right now from an innovative standpoint. Apple is falling behind. This LG phone is a pretender. It’s a poddle playing with pitbulls. Keep it on the porch.

  4. All nexus devices need to be experienced. The harmony between hardware and software is unparallelled. Plus everyone can see what their android phones are NOT capable of doing. We will have this for our users for 19$ at launch.

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