Rumours about the LG Nexus 5 blew up a storm today thanks to LG officially revealing hardware for the LG Optimus G Pro, thought to be the successor to the Optimus G which was is what the current LG Nexus 4 is built on.
LG have announced the LG Optimus G Pro. They say that it will be shown at the MWC next week and then it will be available in the US in Q2. We had heard rumours about the specs but now they are official. This includes an FHD display of 5.5 inches and 1080p with 400 ppi, 2GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, SD card support up to 32GB, a camera of 12 megapixels and 2.1 megapixel camera on the back. It will have a battery of 3140 mAh and the handset will be just 9.4 mm in thickness, plus it comes with Android 4.1.2, along with having the Snapdragon 600 processor. This has been clocked at 1.7GHz.
The LG Optimus G Pro will have UX features that are advanced and which have been designed just for the handset. This includes Dual Recording and Virtual Reality Panorama. With dual recording the owner will be able to take video with both cameras at the same time and it offers a picture in picture experience. The VR Panorama does sound very similar to the Photo Sphere on Google. Users are able to pan both vertically and horizontally, so that they can get 360 degree shots.
On paper at least the handset does sound impressive, thanks to it having the 1080p 5 inch display and the Snapdragon processor. At the moment the price of the device and which carriers it will be heading to are unknown.
Given that the successor to the Optimus G is the G Pro, as such the LG Nexus 5 (if it is in fact coming) will likely be based on this hardware. We saw a similar situation with the Samsung Galaxy S/Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy S2/Galaxy Nexus.