Nexus 5 Release Date, Specs and Rumors (Weekend Round-up)
We’re not sure if the Nexus 5 will be released at the Google I/O 2013 event, but we are almost certain that the device will see the light of day sooner or later. A few days ago we saw an image that was allegedly featuring the Nexus 5 smartphone being dubbed LG “Megalodon”, but it turned out that the photo was fake, just as we suspected. Also, the image was accompanied by a series of specs that it’s hard to believe that could be included in a smartphone, at least for now.
However, other rumors concerning the Nexus 5 have been surfacing the web, but this time being more realistic. According to the rumors, the Nexus 5 will indeed be released on the market and will be manufactured by the same phone maker that helped Google create the Nexus 4, meaning LG. There was another report suggesting that the new Google smartphone will come running Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, which makes sense because the internet giant is expected to announce the latest iteration of Android OS at the I/O event, and it’s only natural that the first device to run it to be Google branded. Also, it is said that the Nexus 5 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 SoC, will sport 2 GB of RAM, a 5-inch full HD screen, a 3140 mAh battery, and a Nikon camera.
The specs are kind of similar to the specs of the LG Optimus G Pro, son we have another reason to believe that the Nexus 5 will be indeed manufactured by the Sooth Korean company. Plus, they are a lot more believable than the previous one, which included a 16 MP camera, for instance.
Of course, even if they are more close to the hardware that could be boasted by the Nexus 5, we can’t confirm them either . However, it would be very cool to see a Nikon-made camera on a smartphone. It seems that Google wants to come up with a serious competitor for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and full of features camera, but for the new Ultrapixel technology shooter of the HTC One.
Google official Andy Rubin stated a while ago that Samsung could be a serious problem if it gains more popularity that it already has, maybe that’s why Google will continue its partnership with LG for the making of the Nexus 5, but also because the Nexus 4 had and still has a lot of success. As we told you yesterday, the demand for the Nexus 4 is still very high with Google just restocking its online Play Stores in Germany and the UK.
As for the release date of the Nexus 5, some say it will be launched in the second half 2013, but I think it would be sooner than that. If Google wants to stop the Galaxy S4 ascension, it can’t wait that much until releasing another high-end smartphone. However, the first Google device that will be engaged into battle might be the X Phone, which could be announced in May and the Google I/O event.
I hope that will be provided with more information about the Nexus 5, because at this point we don’t have much to work with.