Would you buy an LG Nexus phone?

The latest rumours suggest LG will be the manufacturer of Google's next Nexus smartphone.
Is this the new LG Nexus phone? (Image credit: xda-developers.com)

Is this the new LG Nexus phone? (Image credit: xda-developers.com)

Leaked images purporting to be an LG Nexus phone have hit the Web, suggesting LG will be manufacturing Google's latest Nexus device.

The leaked images show what appears to be a prototype LG Android phone with the codename Mako. The model number appears to be E960, which suggests the device could be a variant of the LG Optimus G.

An XDA-Developers forum member first posted photos of the device, which looks like an LG phone running Google's stock Jelly Bean software. Like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus before it, the phone has on-screen navigation buttons and is running Android 4.1.2 software with the name "Full JellyBean on Mako".

A front and back view of the rumoured LG Nexus phone (Image credit: baraholka.onliner.by)A front and back view of the rumoured LG Nexus phone (Image credit: baraholka.onliner.by)

Further images have since been published on Russian forum baraholka.onliner.by, showing the phone with a glitter back cover and a thin, black bezel. The phone appears to look similar in shape to the previous Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The potential LG Nexus phone is expected to feature a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro procecessor with an Adreno 320 GPU.

The back of the rumoured LG Nexus phone (Image credit: baraholka.onliner.by)The back of the rumoured LG Nexus phone (Image credit: baraholka.onliner.by)

If the rumours prove to be true and LG is confirmed as the next Nexus device manufacturer later this month, would you consider buying it? Let us know by voting in the poll below and leave us a comment!

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Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

PC World




Call me an Android fanboy, but I'm just like the iSheep, I'll buy every nexus device (other than the Nexus S!) just so I keep getting the latest OS releases without having to wait forever.

I'm not really 100% happy with my Samsung Nexus, ringer volume too low, battery lift a bit meh etc. So I welcome a change in hardware makers. Samsung has had its run, time to bring out a stack of other OEMs who can show off how to make great hardware!



Hope lg doesn't make a cheap plastic nexus like Samsung did,

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