Google typically announces its latest Nexus smartphone around October or November, so we’re expecting to see an official reveal shortly. The world may have gotten a sneak peek at Google’s next smartphone, however, with what looks to be a prototype spotted in the company’s KitKat statue video.
There’s not a whole lot to take away from the supposed leak. The phone features a horizontal Nexus logo – just like the 2013 Nexus 7 – as well as what looks to be a much larger camera sensor. The camera has been the weak point on the Nexus line for some time, so hopefully Google will finally rectify the situation. The device itself also appears to be much larger than the Nexus 4, so rumours of LG using the G2 as a base for Google’s next phone may prove to be true after all.
Did Google leak the phone on purpose? Maybe, maybe not. It’s possible that the company wanted to steal attention away from various Android phones that will be announced at IFA over the next couple of days, not to mention Apple’s iPhone invitation. But a video editor missing the incriminating footage is, frankly, just as feasible.
In any event, the price of the Nexus 4 was recently dropped to try and clear exisiting stock, so expect the next-generation Nexus handset to be announced in the next few weeks.