Imagine sending your faulty smartphone to a service centre, and seeing one of the year’s most hotly-anticipated smartphone lying in front of you. That was exactly what happened to a Lowyat.NET forumer yesterday afternoon, who crossed paths with the LG Nexus 5 while at a local LG service centre.
Forumer terence_nwb had gone to the LG service centre to fix a faulty button on his/her Nexus 4 when he/she noticed it lying on the service counter. Naturally, he managed to snap a picture before it was taken away to be charged. As he commented afterwards,
Yes, it had been a great experience to see an unannounced phone in front of me with my eyes, previously was only those leaks and rumors but this time is the real deal. Went to LG service center in the afternoon(around 12pm) to change the faulty button of Nexus 4, saw it when I stand in front of the service counter, battery is almost dead, the guy who helped to change the button quickly use the charger to charge it. Saw the interface and the appearance of Nexus 5, it is really a great phone!
While the image is certainly blurry, the layout of the device does bear striking resemblance to the leaked press image, especially in the placement of the front facing camera. Also, the Nexus 5’s display also hints at the new Android 4.4 KitKat OS, such as the new “Printing” option on the Settings page.
Now that we know that the Nexus 5 is indeed here, let’s hope it doesn’t take as long as the Nexus 4 did to make its way here last year.
(Source: Lowyat.NET forums)
Thanks for the tip, @vin_ann!