[Rumor] LG Nexus to Launch Oct 29, and Some High Quality Pics Leak of the Device

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    Here's today's ubiquitous LG E960 Nexus phone rumor of the day. Supposedly, the phone is scheduled to launch in some markets on October 29th. Additionally, some new pics of the device have leaked, and these are much higher quality than the last two batches. In these shots the phone is directly compared to the new iPhone 5, and gives the phone a bit more scale and context. These phones also go a long way toward validating the voluminous rumors we have heard over the past couple of weeks.

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    There were quite a few pics and we only included a couple of them here. To see the rest hit up this link: New LG Nexus High Quality Pics

    Source: Onliner
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    rather small
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    The iphone? I agree :p
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    looks nice ..... dunno about the 8gb or 16gb BS with out a microsd slot thats pretty much a deal breaker
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    the nexus also, it's just small compared with all the phones out now, but yes the Iphone is just way to narrow
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    Reminds me of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G. Not liking the aesthetics at all.
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    I agree. I was hoping for some design difference with Samsung not doing it. Then again this is LG. They tend to look like Samsung phones.

    Still though, this is IMO a very unattractive device. The front is a dead ringer for the Galaxy NEXUS and the back is just ugly.
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    I immediately thought that was a Galaxy Nexus, which I own by the way, up until I actually read the article xD. C'mon, LG, you can be more creative than that.
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    Not big on the bezel personally. I always thought that one of the ideas behind moving towards on screen buttons was to use more of the vertical real estate. I mean, if you took the chin off my Bionic, it'd have less of a bezel than this device. Maybe they need the room for the internals? Dunno. I'd rather it be slightly thicker than have a big, useless bezel to keep it thin.

    As to the rest of the design? Meh. I enjoyed the looks of the Galaxy Nexus. This phone have just seems dull. And with a bedazzled-esque backing. Woo...

    And don't get me started on the storage capacity. I like to throw a handful of music (320 rating), gba/snes roms and a movie or three on my devices for when I have to be in airplane mode or an area with a weak connection. Can't do that with 8 gigs. And sixteen? Well, that's what I currently have in my Bionic. It has less than two gigs still available, and there are no movies on it.
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    Yeah, I would never purchase a smartphone with only 8GB on it. In fact, I don't ever want one with less than 32 GB. I love the storage space on my Galaxy Nexus, and I had a 32GB microsd in my previous Thunderbolt as well.
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    I just don't get it: the LG Optimus G is all kinds of sexy. Why make this variant so bleh? The look of this and the Galaxy Nexus are boring.
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    I thought Nexus devices were suppose to all follow a similar design theme: aestetically pleasing, but not to flashy. Look at this Wikipedia article: Google Nexus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediafor an example of what I mean.
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    One of the great things about the Android platform (IMO) is that our phones look different from manufacturer to manufacturer. The razr doesn't look like a Galaxy phone and a Galaxy phone doesn't look like a One X.

    Personally, I'd like to see the Nexus take on its own styling. As of now the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, and whatever this Nexus is all look like Samsung Galaxy phones.

    Some creative diversity would would be. This isn't Apple.
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    The screen is only slightly larger than the iphone 5's screen. The screen looks to be at least 4.3" maybe 4.65" ?
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    Agreed. I would be more than disappointed if every Nexus phone looked like the Galaxy Nexus. It's not a design I'm fond of at all.

    MIUI tested, mother approved.
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    I love my GNEX. Looks and performance. However, there needs to be evolution. If every Ferrari was a 1989 Testarossa, soon enough there'd be no reason to buy a Ferrari
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    Yeah. It's sad if you look at this phone then the GNex, the Galaxy Nexus looks so much better in every way. Google really goofed on this one, if this is their one and only Nexus phone this year, which I'm starting to think might be the case. The specs are great, but the lack of an sd card, internal battery and the complete lack of style make me sorry that I waited.

    I'll wait a month, read the reviews, and see if the Nexus family rumors comes true. If this is the final design and there's nothing else coming on the horizon, I might just take the plunge on a Note II or GSIII.
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    another nexus on VZW? I'll passed. the galaxy nexus is a good phone for me but the way vzw deals with the 'nexus' program is like a spit in the face of 'openness'. might as well make it just another lock android phone on vzw why even bother calling it a 'nexus'? call it a nexus on sprint, t-mo or even att but not vzw. just my opinion.
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    To me, 8 gb of storage is a real design oversight by LG. Smartphones have exceeded that for months. If I were looking to upgrade, that would be a dealbreaker.