"Bigger is better" seems to be the mantra for smartphones releasing in 2013, and the emerging trend seems to be leaning towards 5-inch plus offerings. The latest to join the ever-growing brigade of rumored flagship smartphones is the successor to Google's Nexus 4, the Nexus 5.
Per reports, Google is working on the LG-made Nexus 5,which is slated for an October release. According to an Android and Me report, which cites a tipster "who claims to work for Google", the Nexus 5 is codenamed "Megalodon" and features a 5.2-inch OLED Display
"The source claims that Google plans to release a Nexus 5 later this year (October 2013), and they are currently evaluating several prototypes from different manufactures. One of these prototypes is made by LG and it's currently using the codename "Megalodon"," reports Android and Me.
The site also shared a leaked image of the purported Nexus 5, the authenticity of which is anybody's guess.
The leaked specs for the LG Megalodon aka Nexus 5 are as follows:
- 5.2-inch OLED Display with 1920 × 1080 resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 @ 2.3 GHz
- 3GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 16/32/64GB of internal storage
- A 16-megapixel rear-facing camera by OmniVision (4K video recording @30FPS, 1080p video recording @60FPS, Real Time HDR & HDR video recording, optical image stabilization, and BSI 2.0)
- A 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera (1080p video recording @30FPS)
- A 3300mAh lithium polymer battery
- Front positioned stereo speakers
- Qualcomm RF360 (LTE 150 Mbps & HSPA+)
- Integrated DVB-T/ATSC-antenna
- Gesture-like controls (navigation, zoom etc.)
This is not the first time the rumor mills have suggested that LG already has the Nexus 5 in the works. Earlier in January 2013, the grapevine was abuzz with rumors that LG would release the Nexus 5 soon.
Nevertheless, the leaked hardware features of the alleged Nexus 5 should be taken with a pinch of salt as they sound more like a wishlist than the real deal.