LG Google Nexus 5 - Rumors and Speculation

I normally refrain from posting rumours and speculation articles because I like to post facts rather than fiction, but with the Galaxy S4 and HTC One release imitate it's hard not to start weighing options and possible upgrade plans.



So the rumors are that LG will take the next Nexus release and using the obvious name choice of Nexus 5.
Can this rumoured Nexus 5 standup to the competition on the horizon? Let's find out.

So what the reported rumours around Googlvers seem to point to the following specs:


  • 5.2 inched OLED Display with 1920 x 1080p Resolution,
  • 2.3GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor,
  • 3GB RAM,
  • 16 / 32 / 64 GB of Internal Memory Option,
  • 16MP Rear Camera with 4K Video Support @ 30FPS and 1080P Video Recording at 60FPS,
  • OIS and BSI 2.0 Capability,
  • Front Positioned Speakers,
  • LTE Capable,
  • Gesture Control Capability,
  • Integrated DVB-T / ATSC Antenna

Clearly with the name of Nexus 5, we'll surely see a 5+ inch screen, and I hope with a crazy hairline thin bezel to increase the phone size without it looking like the Galaxy Note II.

Rumours point to a 16/32/64GB release options, but with the history of the Nexus line I don't see that happening. In all likely hood I believe we'll be given the option of 16 and 32. Google will probably do away with the 8GB model as many people complained that it's not nearly enough space especially for a phone that has HD video recording capabilities.
Surely we'll also see Kie Lime Pie Android OS 5.0 which would also fit the Nexus 5 name line. 

Pricing is said to be slightly higher than before at $399 to $449 for the 16/32 models and a white version to follow later. With the current release of the Nexus 4 Wireless QI charger for Play Store, I hope the next generation of Nexus phone will keep the usability of the current wireless charger.

Clearly with this being mainly rumours and word of mouth, there is no solid release date, but we can expect it to follow the history of previous releases and hopefully see it go on sale around October - November. Keep those fingers crossed that Google will handle the next launch better than the previous one and limit it to 1 device per credit card and account.

If you'd like to share your thoughts or hopeful wishes for the next Nexus phone, feel free to post them in the comments below.

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