Nexus 5 Might Sport Nikon Camera Sensor, Release Date Still Unknown

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A couple of days ago we heard about an LG “Megalodo” smartphone prototype that was supposed to actually be the Nexus 5. Now, another rumor is surfacing the web offering new information about the device.

Online publication Phone Arena has received a tip according to which, the Nexus 5 specs will be totally different from the ones suggested by the previous report, which were too awesome to become real. Instead, it seems that the internet giant is going for the hardware sported by most flagship handsets nowadays. In other words, the Nexus 5 is allegedly going to come with a 5-inch Full HF screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2 GB of RAM, a 3140 mAh battery, 8/16 GB of on board storage space. Obviously, being a smartphone with the Google brand, the Nexus 5 will come running Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.

It seems that one of the main attractions of the Nexus 5 will be its camera, reportedly being developed by Nikon. At the moment, we don’t have to many details about the Nikon branded camera of the Nexus 5, but it looks like it will boast a “triple camera sensor thing” and will have the best testing module on the market.

Vic Gundotra, a Google official, specified a while ago that the company is focusing on developing the best cameras for the Nexus smartphones. Even though, the rumor can’t be confirmed and nothing is set in stone, this report is matching Gundotra’s affirmation made on Google+. The camera of the Nexus 5 is probably meant to compete with the shooter of the Samsung Galaxy S4, which comes with a set of new an interesting features.

The question is whether Google will continue its partnership with LG for the manufacturing process of the Nexus 5, or it will choose another phone maker. A further cooperation between Google and LG would make sense because the Nexus 4 was a big success and I don’t see any reason for the agreement to end. Also, the battery that will reportedly be sported by the Nexus 5 is similar to the one of the LG Optimus G Pro, which has been recently released.

Unfortunately, the source didn’t specified any release date details for the Nexus 5, but we expect that the next Google flagship smartphone to be unveiled at the Google I/O event in mid-May. If that happens, the device may be available for purchase in early June.

Moving on, the same report suggests that Qualcomm’s Best CPU, the Snapdragon 800, might be implemented on a new Nexus tablet that will supposedly have 10.2 inches and will be launched later in 2013. Sadly, no additional information about the new tablet is provided.

It looks like rumors of new Google devices are flooding the internet because apart from the Nexus 4, it has been also said that the company is developing the new Motorola X Phone, which is supposed to be released later this year. This is good news because it seems that 2013 is going to be a year full of flagship launches.

So, given the latest news, which smartphone would you want to buy?

  • James Kelly

    Wait for them all to come out and pick the best one for you. Win for all. Hopefully Sprint gets Nexus and X-Phone (if it’s real).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000438600970 Azady Serbesty

    i was planning to buy s4 but s4 have small camera lens on the front and horrible design, and my second option was lg optimus g pro, but with specification of Nexus 5 especially omnivision camera and sensor by nikon will be best despite of all other features like 3gb ram and powerful cpu.

    please google make the front camera lens bigger like htc one or bigger, htc one cam is lacking of auto focus, it is dark and blurry that is general fo htc cam so they are not good to me.

    i will wait and if the specs is true will switch to LG Nexus 5 for sure all in one. :D

  • Willie Williams IV

    Verizon HAS to get the nexus 5 cause we didn’t get the nexus 4.even though it had a LTE radio in it. I was going to upgrade to the galaxy s4 but I’m going Google if this comes to big red.