Rumored Google Nexus 5 by LG Images, Specs Leak

It's the beginning of another work week, and that usually means another rumor is floating around cyberspace, though surprisingly the latest water cooler talk has nothing to do with Apple's future products. It has to do with the other camp -- Android -- and the supposed existence of a Nexus 5 smartphone built by LG.

An anonymous source who claims to work for Google sent Android and Me an image of the alleged Nexus 5 device and insists the prototype is real. This is an unverified source Android and Me is working with, which means you should take the rumor with at least a sea full of salt.

LG Nexus 5 Rumor
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Assuming it's real, however, the Nexus 5 will sport a 5.2-inch OLED display with a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, and 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. It will also feature 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage options, 2.1MP front camera, 16MP rear camera with 4K video recording at 30FPS, front-mounted stereo speakers, 4G LTE support, and a 3,300mAh battery.

There are a couple of reasons to be skeptical here. The first one is the heavy-handed spec sheet compared to the Nexus 4, which went in a more modest direction to keep the contract-free price down to an affordable level. And the second reason to be skeptical is that LG is having a heck of a time keeping up with demand for the aforementioned Nexus 4, so could you imagine what kind of response a Google-branded handset like the above would receive?

Don't despair -- even if the above is fake, it's only a short matter of time before that kind of smartphone spec sheet becomes commonplace.