After the latest report about the Motorola X Phone saying that it will come packing some pretty impressive high-end hardware, we have another Google device rumor, this time suggesting that the Nexus 5 will be smaller in size that we expected, it won’t have a full HD display, but it will come with a very long battery life, plus an impressive camera.
This report is coming from Phone Arena, as well, and it suggests that the Nexus 5 will switch places with the Google X Phone when it comes to hardware. If until now we thought that the Nexus 5 will be the flagship and will come with the best technical specifications and the X Phone will be a rather budget-friendly device, this new reports claims that it’s the other way around. In other words, the Nexus 5 won’t necessarily be a high-end smartphone. It seems that the new Nexus 5 will have a smaller screen than the Nexus 4 and the Galaxy Nexus, boasting a 4.5-inch IPS display and the resolution won’t be 1080p, but 720p. Also, the interesting thing is that its bezel will be so narrow that the display will “take 88% of the front of the phone”.
Apart from the display’s size and resolution, the Nexus 5 will allegedly be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz, and it will sport a 2800 mAh battery. As we expected, the phone will not have a microSD card slot, thus the on-board storage space should be considerably big.
Something new and interesting is that according to this report, the Nexus 5 will include a 9 MP CCD camera. We remind you that Google’s Vic Gundotra said on its Google+ account that the company is currently working on a new camera for the next Nexus handset. Also, a previous rumor suggested that the Nexus 5 will include a shooter made by Nikon.
However, is Google going to implement the CCD imaging technology and replace its current CMOS?
In my opinion it’s a little strange, probably more. After all, Phone Arena is saying that the information comes from a source that didn’t reveal its name, of course. This could just as well be a fake rumor.
When it comes to the release date, the report doesn’t offer any details about the matter. There is no information about which manufacturer will make the Nexus 5 either, but we expect to be LG as its partnership with Google had a great success.
Ah well, tomorrow will probably get to wrote about a new rumors suggesting totally different hardware. Until there will be an official statement, this kind of rumors will keep on coming, along with the ones involving the X Phone, of course.
Sincerely, if the two devices would have similar specs, I would choose the Motorola X Phone, but that’s just me? What do you think?