The majority of tech fans will have seen what are supposed to be press shots of the LG Nexus 4 which came out late yesterday night. Many people have been skeptical about the renders thanks to the front of the handset looking “unprofessional”. When you compare it the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for instance, the name Nexus doesn’t come to mind.
LG Nexus 4 pictures may be fake
If you take notice of the clock in the centre and the amount of battery left on the device, it appears that there have been some changes to the notification options, or maybe the handset has an AOKP ROM installed. These issues aside, the LG Nexus 4 in the pictures also seems to have multiple notifications; along with what could be two weather apps or two apps that show how much battery is left. This is totally useless as the amount of battery left is shown next to the indicator showing the signal strength and the strength of the Wi-Fi connection.
This is another strange thing as generally manufacturers don’t show the Wi-Fi indicator; it wasn’t on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or the Galaxy S3, and typically the signal indicator is shows as full bars. So this leads to the question of why Google would launch a flagship handset that was not perfect to look at. If they have included the Wi-Fi indicator then why isn’t it a perfect signal like other rendered press shots?
Finally you can see the Nexus logo on the back of the device; however this doesn’t look like the real deal. For one, the colour of the logo doesn’t match with the LG logo, which can be seen on the bottom of the device. This leads us to think that it could have been Photoshopped.
What it boils down to is the images looking fake, especially as the front view is so unprofessional. So what do you think? Are the pictures, which are said to be press shots of the Nexus 4 the real deal or not?