Google are to expected to have something in store this summer. Word is that they will be launching their next Nexus handset, or so rumors have it. Right now we don’t know much about the Google Nexus 5 such as its specs but word on the street is that it will be by LG again and hence based off their new model.
If this is true then this would be the second device from the LG and Google partnership. The first Nexus device to be released was the HTC Nexus One in 2010. This was followed by the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus in 2011 from Samsung.
The most popular of the Nexus devices has been the LG Nexus 4 and this could be good enough reason why Google may have chosen LG once again. It is thought that Google may also stick with a similar price tag for the LG Nexus 5.
The LG Nexus 4 sold out fast when it came into the Google Play Store and it has been hit and miss ever since. Stock issues have meant that the device is still hard to get hold of even today.
Sources have said that LG are at work on the prototype of the Google Nexus 5 and that it could come with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. It is thought that it could be announced in July-August. So far Key Lime Pie has been kept a secret and there is little known about it.
It is thought that the LG Nexus 5 could have a True HD IPS+ LCD display, which would have a resolution of 1080 x 1920 and it could be 5 inches, with 441ppi.
It has been said that the handset may not have hardware buttons on the front, which is something that we have seen with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Of course the software buttons would have to make up for the lack of a physical buttons.
The big makers of chips were at CES this year. Samsung had the Octo-core Exynos 5 Octa processor. Qualcomm showed off the Snapdragon 600 and the 800 and Nvidia had the Tegra 4. The Exynos 5 Octa Soc may not be seen in the new handset as usually Samsung don’t lend out their processors. It is not likely that we will see the Snapdragon 800 or the Nvidia Tegra 4 too. Qualcomm said that the processor would be first seen in a device that would come out in the summer.
LTE is a large selling point and the Nvidia Tegra 4 with its 72 cores would not be in the device as the chip doesn’t come with support for LTE. The LG Nexus 5 would almost certainly have support for LTE given that it was one of the biggest drawbacks of the LG Nexus 4 last year.
We may see the Snapdragon 600 in the next Nexus 5, however sources have said that it could be the Snapdragon S4 Pro and this would be overclocked. This means that we might be looking at the 1.7GHz Krait processor and it could have Adreno 320 GPU.
The remainder of the LG Nexus 5 specs may not be as impressive – the device could have support for both LTE and NFC, it may have 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB and an audio jack of 3.5mm.
It is thought that we could see the device with a camera of 13 megapixels and this could support LED flash HD video and Street View Photo Sphere.
For now we will just have to wait and see whether LG gets another shot or if it’s Motorola’s turn given all the Moto X hardware hype going around.