Nexus 5 Specs Leaked Again: 4.5-inch HD Display, 9 MP CCD Camera, and 2,800 mAh Battery

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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?

  • vperl

    Nexus 5 is dead upon arrival without being compatible with CDMA . Bury it deep.

    • Dude

      You do realize that CDMA is a dying technology right? Most of the world uses GSM, why don’t you?

    • setzer715

      Everyone is moving away from CDMA to LTE. As stated by another poster, CDMA is dying, fast. Everyone will be WCDMA or LTE.

      Plus CDMA = SLOWWW data. NO one wants it.

  • preeti bebo girl

    False rumer

  • Rider Kick

    I will not buy a Nexus with a screen that small. I want it to be 5 inches or larger!!!!!!!!! Please, Google!

  • newsjunkieintl

    I have 2 Galaxy Nexus (Nexus 3) for me and my wife, bought July 2012. I sat out the Nexus 4, because the 4.65″ 720p we already had vs 4.7″ 720p (Nexus 4) wasn’t enough of a difference to justify spending another $800 (2 x $350 + tax + shipping + accessories) just a few months later.

    So, waiting for the Nexus 5. Or I was. :( It better have AT LEAST a 5″ 1080p screen or I’ll go looking for something that does.

    The whole appeal of the Nexus is it’s comparable to the best phones out there at the time it’s released, for about half the price. The Nexus 3 specs were as good as the Samsung Galaxy SII and iPhone 4S (other phones during the same year of release). The Nexus 4 specs were as competitive with the Galaxy SIII and the iPhone 5 (other phones during the same year of release) . Now look at the Samsung Galaxy S4 specs and tell me this alleged Nexus 5 with puny 4.5″ 720p display would be worth bragging about? NO. That’s LESS screen than I have now with the Nexus 3.

    Google better not mess this up.

  • some_guy_said

    You do realize that most of the world can’t tell a 720 p retina screen from a 1080p retina screen at the same size, right? It has the same processor as the galaxy 4.

    So what are we looking at? A flagship phone with a potentially awesome camera that performs better and lasts longer on battery power than all the rest, on account of using less power on the screen and less processor driving it.

    Sounds like Google just wants to make the new nexus the best phone. Pretty simple.