March 5, 2015

5.2-inch LG 'Megalodon" rumored as Nexus 5


How about a nice, juicy-yet-unconfirmed- rumor to get your week started? The team over at AndroidAndMe recently posted what they suggest could be the next Nexus smartphone, the LG-manufactured Nexus 5. Allegedly operating under the code name of ‘Megalodon’, the phone sounds like a cross between next-level awesome and fantasy.


Reportedly, the specifications include the following:

  • 5.2″ OLED Display with 1920×1080 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 @ 2.3 GHz
  • 3GB LPDDR3 Ram
  • 16/32/64GB of internal storage
  • 16MP rear camera by OmniVision (4k video recording @30FPS, 1080p video recording @60FPS, Real Time HDR & HDR video recording, optical image stabilization, BSI 2.0)
  • 2.1MP front camera (1080p video recording @30FPS)
  • 3300 mAh Lithium Polymer battery
  • Front positioned stereo speakers
  • Qualcomm RF360 (LTE 150 Mbps & HSPA+)
  • Integrated DVB-T / ATSC-antenna
  • Gesture like controls (navigation, zoom, etc)

We’re not sure just how legit this stuff is; plenty of things seem a tad out-there. Not that we wouldn’t mind having these specs, mind you. Is Google ready to jump back into bed with LG for another Nexus? If so, would it feature such hardware as 3GB RAM and 16-megapixel rear camera?

Looking back at the previous iterations of Nexus products, I’m inclined to say this may not be a Nexus 5. Why?   Typically, the Nexus line is not the top-of-the-line hardware but more of a base line of where hardware should be at that particular moment. I’d love nothing more than to be wrong here!


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    • Stefan

      Snapdragon 800 is scheduled for release in the second half of the year and will probably be on most flagships, so that’s definitely possible. The Nexus 4 got last year’s best Snapdragon processor after all. The 16MP camera and crazy video recording capabilities are ridiculous. I hope we do get the 3gb of RAM though, 2GB has been the standard for like a year now.

    • Alex Yong

      the Galaxy Note 2 is about as big as my hand can take I think. anything larger would be a pain

  1. NuLLnVoiD

    I’m not sure why the author writes “Typically, the Nexus line is not the top-of-the-line hardware but more of a base line of where hardware should be at that particular moment.” That makes no sense. Look at the N1. It was light years ahead of its competition and was that way for a long time. It’s only recently that the Nexus devices have been less than stellar in terms of hardware. Personally, I would love to see the next Nexus be a top line model.

  2. Nick

    I REALLY hope that LG will make the phone with such specs… It would defenetly beat the S4! I just hope it‘s display won‘t be bigger than 5 inch.


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