Google Nexus 5 Rumors: What to Expect

October 7, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google is expected to release its new Nexus smartphone, believed to be as powerful as its predecessor, by the end of this month. The last Nexus smartphone, the LG Nexus 4  was a successful handset that posed tough competition to Samsung and Apple smartphones.

Despite its powerful hardware and software, Google had then offered the device at an attractive price point far less than its competitors. Though we have been seeing rumors about the upcoming Nexus flagship device, Google hasn’t confirmed anything officially as yet.

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All the rumors we have stumbled upon so far suggest that the Nexus 5 will be produced by South Korean mobile manufacturer LG and will resemble their G2 handset.

Earlier, a few documents leaked on several new sites showed a model called LG D820 with almost similar specifications as the G2.

The Nexus 5 is expected to be the biggest Nexus handset till date, as it would have a massive 4.96-inch screen and will come with a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel HD display that is equal to a 441 pixel density.

Leaked photos of the Nexus 5 show a device similar to its predecessor Nexus 4. May be, the Nexus 5 would follow the same design form as the Nexus 4. But several leaks suggest that the Nexus 5 should have a new rear design and will come with a rubberized plastic cover finish.

In terms of hardware, the Nexus 5 would hold powerful components such as a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU and a 2GB RAM. The Nexus 5 is believed to be have a removable 2,300 mAh battery and will come with wireless charging capabilities.

Google has introduced the Nexus 4 device in two different models, an 8GB version and a16GB iteration. Although Google’s competitors such as Apple and Samsung are offering 32 GB model smartphones, Google would probably stick to the same storage options. Unfortunately, like its previous models, you don’t get a microSD card slot in the Nexus 5 to enhance this limited storage capacity.

The Nexus 5 is expected to be the first smartphone to run the standard version of Google’s latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. Rumors suggest that Google has already formalized the platform, yet we don’t have any details on this.

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Last year, Google’s Android 4.2 OS came in November 2102. So, it could be possible that Google will release its new Android handset around the same time this year too.

In its new Nexus device, the search giant is expected to introduce a few new camera features  along with LG’s optical image stabilization (OIS) technology. If it happens, then it could be a great experience for the customer.

One of the biggest advantages of the Nexus 4 was its affordable and attractive price range that is almost half to the competitor devices. So, we expect that the new Nexus will follow suit and will be affordably priced, and could hit the market for less than £300 in the UK.

The Nexus 5 would support pentaband HSPA+ and multiple LTE bands and it could be first Google handset that should be available via all four major carriers in the US, such as Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

And, as in the case of the previous devices, the Nexus 5 could also be available via the Google Play Store and through the above mentioned carriers.

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