Rumors of LG releasing the successor of its Nexus 4, dubbed the "Megalodon" or Nexus 5, are gathering momentum. As fans anticipate the arrival of the Nexus 5, leaked official renders of the smartphone have surfaced online.
The alleged Nexus 5 render, said to be the real deal, has emerged courtesy of Dutch tech website MobiLeaks who were tipped off.
"Today we were tipped for a new and very detailed render of the still unannounced Nexus 5. Mid-March showed that there are several prototypes in circulation for the next Google device, which is like the Nexus 4 developed by LG. It's possible that the render we have received today the "real deal"," notes a MobiLeaks report (translated).
The site's tipster has disclosed that the Nexus 5 would be launched in October. The site also disclosed that per its tipster, the "render of the LG Nexus 5 in a fairly advanced stage, but there are more in circulation" so there could me more tweaks along the way.
Previously, rumors pointed to a May debut for the Nexus 5 at Google I/O. The next-gen smartphone was speculated to be launched alongside the new Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie OS.
Several supposed legit images of the impending Nexus 5 have popped up online in the course of the last few months. The screen size has ranged from a puny 4.5-inch (by today's standards) to 5.2 inches. Even the manufacturer of the smartphone has remained shrouded in mystery.
The current leak points to the following specs for the Nexus 5; however, whether the image is fake or real is anybody's guess.
- 5.2-inch OLED screen
- 1920 × 1080 Full HD resolution
- 3 GB of RAM
- 16-megapixel primary camera from OmniVision (and not Nikon as previously rumored)
- 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera
- 3300 mAH battery
- 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor
Sounds too good to be true on paper right? While many of these features may be around, they are yet to make widespread appearance on current-gen devices. Even the latest top-end smartphones like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 at best tout 2GB and not 3GB of RAM. Moreover, current devices that pack Qualcomm chipsets are still on Snapdragon 600. Few handsets boast of batteries bigger than 3000 mAh and the Nexus 5 would have to make a jump from the Nexus 4's 2,100 mAh one.
The latest leak sounds too good to be true and chances of the render not being the real deal seem probable. What do you think?