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

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?