November 23, 2014

5.2-inch Nexus 5 to come from LG, report says

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Despite denying having anything to do with a Nexus 5 back in May, LG is once again rumored to be working on the next-generation of Nexus smartphone. According to MyDrivers, a 5.2-inch smartphone is on the docket with other higher-end hardware.

Details are reported to include a 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM, a 10-megapixel rear camera, and 3,000mAh battery. Presumably running Android 4.3 (or later), the phone is also said to include 16GB/32GB flavors with multi-mode carrier support.

One particularly interesting note is that the rear button form factor of the LG G2 will not be in place for the so-called Nexus 5. According to the source, LG has moved the buttons back to the side for this model.

Maybe it’s time to dust off those Megalodon rumors from way back in March?

MyDrivers (translate)

  • http://blog.cocchiararo.com.ar/ Roberto

    What’s wrong with nexus devices that they always have to have 1 or more components worse than the phone that is sold as a non-nexus by it’s maker ?

    • Xyrax

      Because they aren’t flagship bleeding edge tech phones. They never have been. They will have a feature or two on par with bleeding edge phones, but they always have had that one step behind.

      Its been several models and several years….. it should be obvious by this point that its intentional to keep costs down. Especially since they started aiming at the $299 and $349 price points.

      The Nexus is not an iPhone and Google is not Apple.

      • http://blog.cocchiararo.com.ar/ Roberto

        Well, except the Nexus 4 (first cheap one, and coincidentially, the first one that was cutting edge, only lacking LTE, because the camera was the same as some Optimus G models), all the other nexus were not cheap.

        The HTC Nexus one was superior to the other phones from that time, the nexus S was a terrible let down, the Galaxy Nexus lacked in GPU and camera, but at least had the first SAMOLED HD display :P

        If this rumor is correct, the next nexus will return to being a little worse than the “standard” in at least one aspect.

    • masterpfa

      I just don’t think from here on in Google will have a Nexus Device that is top end in all departments, these always have been advertised as Dev Phones.
      I am happiest with a phone that performs well where software and Hardware work in harmony as I have found will all the Nexus devices I have owned previously.
      As an example, for a short period I owned both a HTC One and a Galaxy S4, both were returned/sold after a short period, as I found for my own uses, both were inferior to the experience I had on my LG Nexus 4, with lag surprisingly from superior components, being the main culprit.
      I believe what ever specs are in the Nexus 5, it will perform well when compared, in real world uses and not benchmark tests, against all the current devices.
      Don’t get me wrong I have been disappointed with glaring omissions in the past by Google, 5 MP camera on the Galaxy Nexus and no LTE on the Nexus 4, but the overall packages always delivers for my needs

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