Friday, August 16, 2013
LG Nexus 5 tipped with Snapdragon 800, glass on the back
With the LG G2 and Moto X both officially here, it’s apparently time to start focusing on the upcoming Nexus 5 smartphone from Google. The rumors have already started flooding in, and right out of the gate we’re getting conflicting reports from all angles. Between a Motorola Nexus 5, to LG building it again with lower specs than the G2, now today we have one more to add to that list.
A new report has surfaced from the boys over at Tinhte, which is the same site and forum that gave us the absolute original leak and video of what is now the Moto X smartphone. So they have some people in high places, although we can’t confirm where this rumor stems from. They have some interesting details about the upcoming Nexus 5 by LG.
According to the report the Nexus 5 will be made by LG and mirror most of the specs of the LG G2, which was expected, but the design will have some significant changes. We’ll keep the thin profile, super thin bezels on the side of that 5.2-inch 1080p HD display, and the 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM are on board. Not the lower Snapdragon 600 as earlier reports suggested. The design will be somewhat similar to the Nexus 4 and G2, but Google aims to make it look more like the Nexus 7, so they’ll appear to be a family of devices.
That isn’t all either. The love/hate relationship with the awesome visual display and glass back on the Nexus 4 will roll over into the Nexus 5. Yes, LG and Google will be keeping the glass back, and hopefully they’ve learned a thing or two about durability and it won’t be so fragile. Android commander
Everything else will have a flat black matte look, and even the design and camera location will closely resemble the ASUS-made Nexus 7 tablet. If they follow the new Nexus 7 approach, there’s a good chance the LG Nexus 5 will support 4G LTE on all carriers, and that includes Verizon, but lets not get our hopes up just yet.
If Google and LG can get all of this done and still offer it for the reported (and expected) $299 and $349 price points like the Nexus 4, we have a feeling they’ll have another winner on their hands. Lets just hope this time they have enough supply to keep up with the demand.