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Alleged LG Nexus 5 leaks through FCC in high-res photos

FCC has always been a good source to find bits of info on upcoming and unannounced phones, if you know where exactly to look. Well, the guys over at PhoneScoop hit the gold with the pictures of alleged LG Nexus 5 flagship.


LG Nexus 5

This phone already leaked before at the Android 4.4 KitKat announcement posing in some developer's hands. Today the FCC photos reveal the same device sans the Nexus logo. It looks a lot like the Nexus 4 at the front, while the matte back might be a camouflage for the real deal as shown on the previously leaked picture.


A photo from the Android 4.4 KitKat announcement supposedly showing the Nexus 5

The FCC documents reveal the alleged Nexus 5 will feature a 4.96" display, most probably of 1080p resolution. We guess if LG is indeed the next Nexus manufacturer, the specs of the device will be based on LG's G2 - a Snapdragon 800 chipset and a 13MP camera. We bet sweet Android 4.4 KitKat will be in charge of the smartphone.

We expect Google to detail both Android 4.4 and the Nexus 5 next month.

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Alleged live image and front panel of Xperia Z1 mini leak

After the Sony Xperia Z1 (a.k.a. Honami) made the big splash at IFA 2013, it's now time to get back to the business of rumoring the mini version of the water resistant smartphone by Sony.

In keeping with previous Xperia Z1 mini leaks, come two images suggesting the handset is indeed in the making. The first one is of an alleged Xperia Z1 mini pictured lying on its front next to two Xperia Z1s. The other image is of what looks to be a front panel of the rumored mini device.


Sony Xperia Z1 mini alleged pictures

Since there's no official word from Sony, we have no way of knowing if the two images can be taken at face value.

Along with the images we get a sneak peak at some of the specs as well. Proceed with caution as these could turn out to be nothing more than speculations, too. The Xperia Z1 mini is said to bring a 720p 4.3" screen (like the HTC One mini), carry 2 gigs of RAM to accompany the quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor (it already gets doubtful), 8 GB of internal memory, Android Jelly Bean 4.3 and the same 20.7 MP camera as the Xperia Z1 (highly improbable, if you ask us). The Z1 mini is also rumored to make its official appearance at CES 2014 in Las Vegas this January.

The Q1 unveiling is another easy to doubt fact as that would put the Xperia Z1 mini far behind the HTC One mini and Galaxy S4 mini in terms of market availability. Also, we couldn't help but raise our proverbial eyebrows at the claim that the Xperia Z1 mini will be carrying the same 20MP camera as its bigger counterpart. Finally, the top-end Snapdragon 800 is another unlikely feature, given that all smartphone minis thus far have opted for cheaper, lower-grade processors than their bigger brethren - something like a Snapdragon 600 or 400 seems likelier.

Thanks, Ritwik and Anurag for sending this in!

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Alleged press image of Nokia Lumia 1520 leaks on Twitter

Courtesy of notorious leakster @evleaks, comes this latest press image of current Rumorland resident Nokia Lumia 1520 (formerly known as Bandit). The leak is a supposed press shot of the 6" device, which shows the resized live tiles, a yellow unibody shell, and a big camera lens with a LED flash.



We've already seen an image of what appears to be the Nokia phablet in the wild.

However we see reason in calling this one fake. First off the camera lens and flash look just like the ones on the Lumia 925 and given the sheer rumored size of the Lumia 1520 the lens should appear smaller on its back.

Moreover the screen is an exact copy of a screenshot we saw earlier, which could point to a render. Then again the screenshot looks like it belongs on a press shot so who knows - we'll have to wait and see.

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Alleged press images of BlackBerry Z30 and Z15 leak

BlackBerry OS 10 is still struggling to make a serious impact, but a couple of new devices might be just what the doctor prescribed to get things right. We just got to see renders of the BlackBerry Z30 and BlackBerry Z15, which will allegedly be joining the company's portfolio in the near future.

The BlackBerry Z30 isn't actually a new smartphone - we've seen it before under the codename BlackBerry A10. The info about the name change comes from a leaked official tutorial, so it's a pretty certain detail.


BlackBerry Z30 renders

As you might remember, the BlackBerry Z30/A10 is expected to feature a 5" OLED screen of 720p resolution and a Qualcomm chipset, consisting of two 1.7GHz Krait cores, a quad-core Adreno GPU and 2GB of RAM.

Moving on to the BlackBerry Z15, you have to keep your salt shakers at a hands distance. This one is far from being certain to exist and the rendered images themselves don't seem too trustworthy either. Anyway, the source points to this as the first slider in the BlackBerry 10 family.


BlackBerry Z15

We didn't get any other specs for the BlackBerry Z15, but if it turns out to be more than just a fan-made mockup, we are sure those will follow shortly.

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AllThingsD confirms rumors of Apple selling golden iPhone

The rumors of a golden iPhone have been circulating for some time now. But while the first reaction would be to dismiss it as something preposterous, turns out there is some truth to it after all.



AllThingsD has now confirmed that Apple would indeed be selling the next generation iPhone in a shade of gold. This news was later independently confirmed by other publications as well, including iMore, TechCrunch and 9to5Mac.

At first, you'd wonder why would Apple do that. There are two things to consider here. First, the color won't be the gaudy shade of gold that we usually associate golden phones with. It is being said that the shade will be a much lighter shade of gold, or champagne gold as it is referred to, which is a lot more classy.

Secondly, the demand for golden iPhones is a lot more than one would imagine. Gold is a popular aftermarket color option in Eastern and Middle Eastern markets so naturally it makes sense to offer it out of the box.

It remains to be seen whether this would be the only addition to the existing two color options for the iPhone. Also, what color would Apple pair the gold with (white or black). With about three weeks to go, we should find that out soon.

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