Google hold their I/O event and this takes place in May, this is where it is thought that they will reveal the next Nexus handset, which is said to be the Nexus 5. Right now we don’t know a lot about the specs of the new handset, however it has been said that once again Google will work alongside LG.
If this is right then the Nexus 5 would be the second handset with the partnership of LG.
The HTC Nexus One was the first Nexus device to be launched and it came out in 2010. Samsung were next and they revealed the Samsung Nexus S in 2010 along with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in 2011.
One of the best Nexus handsets however was the LG Nexus 4 and this may well be the reason why we could see the new Nexus from LG again. Rumours have it that the Nexus 5 could come with a price tag is similar to that of the LG Nexus 4.
As soon as the LG Nexus 4 comes into stock at Google Play Store, the handset sells out again. Even today the device is hard to get hold of.
Sources have been saying that LG are now making a prototype of the Nexus 5 and it will have its base around the LG Optimus Pro. This device is said to be making its way out at this year’s MWC.
The Google Nexus 5 will arrive with the latest Android version and it is thought that this will be Key Lime Pie and will arrive in May.
Up to now Key Lime Pie has been kept hidden from leaks.
The Nexus 5 specs have been based only on speculation right now. However as it is said that the base of it would be the LG Optimus Pro, we can guess as to what the Nexus 5 may come with.
The device could have a True HD IPS+ LCD screen of 5 inches and this could have 441ppi and have a resolution of 1080 x 1920.
It could be revealed without the front panel as this is something we have seen with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which was released some years back. If so owners would have to rely on the software buttons instead.
Chip makers were showing off their new chips recently at the CES and one of these was the Samsung Octo core Exynos 5 Octa. Meanwhile Qualcomm released the Snapdragon 600 and the 800. NVidia also showed off the Tegra 4 chip.
It is thought that the Exynos 5 Octa Soc will not be the choice of processor for the Nexus handset and it may not be the Tegra 4 or the Snapdragon 800 that will power the Nexus 5. Qualcomm said that the first handset to have their chip would be coming out in the summer; however it is thought that the Nexus 5 will be making its way out in May.
LTE will have to be the biggest selling and the NVidia Tegra 4 along with the 72 core GPU does not support LTE. Google will not want to release the next generation Nexus 5 without LTE.
It is possible that the device could have the Snapdragon 600, however more than likely it is thought the chosen chip will be the Snapdragon S4 Pro and this will no doubt be overclocked. This means that the chip could be the 1.7GHz quad core processor which has been based on Krait architecture and which would work with the Adreno 320 GPU.
It has been said that that other specs may not be quite as impressive. The device could come with the 2GB of RAM; it would support LTE and NFC, support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, along with microUSB. It may also come with an audio jack of 3.5mm.
It is thought that we could see a camera of 13 megapixels, which would support LED flash, autofocus, recording in HD and Street View Photo Sphere mode.
The Nexus 5 may have a larger case and this would be to accommodate a larger battery. The larger battery would be needed to provide power to the larger display. It is thought that this may be 3000 mAh. It might also last for a full day on one charge.
The LG Nexus 4 was offered in 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. Some have said that 8GB is not nearly enough storage and so Google could launch the next device with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.
One of the reasons why the LG Nexus 4 has been so popular was down to the fact that it came with a great price tag. Google will want to keep the cost of the next Nexus handset low and so they could charge $300 for the 16GB version and around $350 for the 32GB version.
Nexus handsets are known to get updated first and you may wish to consider the device if you like Android in its pure form.
The Nexus 5 could come out in May at the Google I/O and this is when Android 5 could be revealed too, this is thought to be Key Lime Pie. For the time being we will just have to wait and see what happens in May and whether Google chose LG again.