Google Nexus 5 spotted in a close-up photo

Wanted to get a better look at the Google Nexus 5 ahead of its official reveal? You're in luck
Google Nexus 5 spotted in a close-up photo

A close up photo of the LG-made Google Nexus 5 has appeared on the MacRumours forum, showing off the long-awaited Android flagship's rear.

The rear of the Nexus 5 matches up with previous shots of the device, including a photo in which the handset is being used by a Google employee to snap a photo of the new Android 4.4 KitKat statue on the Google campus.

Resembling the Nexus 7 with what appears to be a soft-touch back and large circular camera housing, the photo looks genuine enough to us, meaning fans of the Nexus 4's glittery glass backside will be left feeling a little disappointed. Still, it'll mean less cracks and smashes after accidental pavement drops, which is a plus.

The member who posted the shot of the Nexus 5 described it as having thin bezels while being smaller than an LG G2, although they preferred the Galaxy Note 3's screen in comparison.

The Nexus 5 is expected to be unveiled on 14 October, the day before the HTC One Max and Apple iPad events, in what's shaping up to be a very busy week in the tech world.

[MacRumours via reddit]