It seems hard to believe that a journalist with Taylor Wimberly’s contacts and reputation may get a story as big as that of the Motorola-made N5 wrong, but there’s increasing buzz of LG being Google’s partner for the next Nexus family member after all.

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And not just buzz. Tech Tastic, a Dutch website with a fairly clean slate of reporting unconfirmed rumors about unreleased devices, has moments ago published a photo of what they claim to be the LG Nexus 5.

We can only see the device’s back in the pic and Google’s logo is nowhere in sight, but LG’s branding is there. That of course doesn’t really prove anything, aside maybe from the Koreans having a new phone in the pipeline.

One with what appears to be a glossy plastic back, which would be a very interesting design choice for an N5. As you might remember, last year’s Nexus 4 came with a glass back cover, which at a first glance looked very elegant.

But we all know a gadget’s value doesn’t only lie in its appearance, which is why the N4 ended up to be one of the most harshly criticized phones in Android history, due to being extremely fragile and basically cracking up on sight.

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It would thus seem logical for Google to go on a different path for this year’s Nexus, only many expected that to be metal. On the other hand, manufacturing a budget-conscious handheld out of, say, aluminum would have been excruciatingly painful and likely a new installment in Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible franchise, so you see, plastic was all in all probably the only sensible option.

What else can we say about the looks of this alleged Nexus 5? Not much, though it kind of resembles the G2 (sans the quirky back physical buttons) and, I’m guessing, sports a screen of between 4.7 and 5.2 inches.

In terms of specs and features, Tech Tastic has no new scoop, but a report from last week did mention things like a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU, 10 MP rear camera and Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Sounds like a winner to me.

Source: Tech Tastic