LG and Google’s new successor, the Nexus 5, is expected to be announced by the end of this month, and rumors have started to float around this phone. Of course, Google has not made any official announcement yet, and that’s why you should take all these rumors with a pinch of salt. With that in mind, let’s learn what the Nexus 5’s specs, release date and price are.
Nexus 5 Specs
LG will be manufacturing the Nexus 5. As per the documents found in the FCC, a model known as LG D820, which is unlike the G2, is said to be the Nexus 5.
The Nexus 5 will have a 4.96-inch screen, which will make it the biggest Nexus phone yet. The resolution is expected to be at 1,920×1,080-pixels.
The phone will be powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU, with 2GB RAM. Of course this time, we also expect LTE support as people have criticized the Nexus 4 much because of the lack of LTE and Google for sure won’t be thinking to make the same mistake twice. Some other features would be NFC capability, wireless charging and a 2,300 mAh battery.
Nexus 5 will be offered in two versions – 16GB or 32GB. Will there be a 8GB version of this phone is not clear right now, but it makes sense to pick up a higher capacity device, as Nexus does not offer any memory card slot to expand the storage.
The Nexus 5 will have a similar form factor to the Nexus 4. It will still have only one lock/unclock button, and two volume rocker buttons.
Nexus 5 Price
Price, as always, is a deciding factor for many smartphone users out there. Nexus phones have always been priced very reasonably by Google, and best of all, it’s available as unlocked which means you can choose any carrier you wish.
Right now, there’s no indication as to how it will be priced, but rest assured, it will always bepriced lower than other high-end Android smartphones.
Nexus 5 Release Date
The Nexus is said to be releasing during the month of October. If not actually available, we can at least expect an official announcement during this month.
Early leaked benchmarks suggest that the phone already breaks records compared to any other Android devices out there, but how it stacks up when compared to Apple’s flagship, the iPhone 5S, needs to be seen. We’ll keep our fingers crossed as Google can announce the event anytime this month. We’ll let you know when that happens.