An XDA Developer forum member, named Shinral, says some Nexus 5 users have reportedly sent their devices back to the company with certain issues that included noisy buttons, a protruding SIM tray and "cutting-edge" display frame.
Shinral claims that the new batch of Nexus 5 smartphones returned to users feature a reworked design, without any of the defects/ issues reported. The new batch of Nexus 5 is said to come with more flushed buttons to avoid noise and fixed protruding SIM tray. Notably, the new batch of Nexus 5 smartphone comes with some other minor tweaks in design as well, including a larger speaker grill. The XDA developer forum member has also posted comparison images of the alleged new Nexus 5 with the first generation smartphone. The images were reportedly taken and sent by a user named infa89 to an Italian forum with the comparisons.
As of now, there is no word from Google or LG on the reworked Nexus 5 smartphones, and any plans for changing the first batch of Nexus 5 with the new ones.
Google is known for fixing issues with its Nexus devices as quickly as possible; remember in August when some Nexus 7 (2013) users reported experiencing multi-touch issues with their tablets, Google rolled out a firmware update within a week.
As per the reports, the Nexus 7 (2013) display was showing erratic touch detection on the screen when one tried to use more than one finger. The issue was observed while typing on the on-screen keyboard, as the device often detected the wrong keys. However, Google released an update that came with multi-touch bug fixes.