September 12, 2013 11:31am
We’ve seen glimpses of a device that resembles a next-generation Nexus — it even has the eponymous logo on the back — in a Google promo video, and today we see a similar product added to the FCC documents of the Verizon LG G2. Strange, we know.
As seen in screen captures from the promo vid, the Next Nexus looks to have a much larger camera lens than the Nexus 4, but retains its rounded corners and unadorned front. One of the biggest changes is a move away from a glass back, as pretty as it was, in favour of a rubbery polycarbonate that should be a lot more durable.
It’s unclear from the photo what size the screen is, but we’ve been lead to believe Google has opted for a 5-inch 1080p display, slightly smaller than the upcoming LG G2.
Update: Looks like there’s either a fingerprint scanner or an IR blaster on the top/back of the phone. Unclear whether that’s part of a prototype or finished product. We’re leaning towards the former, since it’s pretty unsightly.