In the past weeks, there have been rumors that Google is gearing up to reveal the next Nexus smartphone in time for the holiday season and with that, the Moto X, the Google-Motorola flagship smartphone, is rumored to get a huge price drop to make way for the said Nexus device.
Previous reports suggested that the Nexus 5 will have a 5” 1080p HD display, octa-core processor running at up to 2.3GHz, a 13MP rear camera, 3GB of RAM, and will be the launch device for the Android 4.4 KitKat.
First off, the next Nexus will be coming from LG again. Google has a habit of mixing it up when it comes to picking its Nexus partner but it seems to be doing that every couple of years. The Nexus one was from HTC, the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus from Samsung, then the Nexus 4 from LG and now the Nexus 5.
The leaked document revealed that the Nexus 5 will feature a 5.0” IPS TFT display with a resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels, 32GB internal storage – it was not specified if there will be other variants. The device will also come with 2GB RAM, a 2,3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, an 8MP OIS rear camera, a 1.3MP front camera, a Lithium-ion polymer 2300mAh battery, and sensors such as an Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity/Ambient Light, and Pressure. The device also boasts Slimport compatibility, a Micro SIM slot, Notification light, Wireless charging, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and UMTS/GSM/CDMA/LTE compatibility.
It has the same dimensions as the Nexus 4, at 133.9 height x 68.7 width x 9.1mm depth, and is .5g heavier than the previous model at 139.5g. It has three side keys for power and volume control, a 3.5mm earphone jack, and slot for a 5-pin microUSB. Based on the sketch available on the leaked document, it has speaker grills at the bottom, a huge Nexus logo plastered at the back, and the rear camera is not centered at the back of the device. It looks a lot like the Nexus 4.
Looking like the previous model is not entirely a bad things since consumers proved that they don’t mind purchasing new devices that like the old model, take for example the new iPhones, as long as the mobile OS is good. Let’s just hope that KitKat will deliver awesome new features for the sake of both LG and Google.
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