Google Nexus 5 & The “Three-Five” Rumors

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One of the latest rumours about the Google Nexus 5 is that the device could launch in May. This is the fifth Nexus device and it should have Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie along with a full HD display of 5 inches if rumors serve true.

The Google I/O is set for May and this is where the Google Nexus 5 should be revealed. At the moment details about the device are very few however it is thought that Google will team up with LG again.

In 2010 we saw the HTC Nexus One which happens to be the first in the line-up of the Nexus handsets. This was followed by the Samsung Nexus S which was launched in 2010 and 2011 the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

The last Nexus device was the LG Nexus 4 which went on to be one of the most popular of the family of the Nexus devices. So it is thought that this is why Google may decide to stick with LG for the Nexus 5. It is also thought that the next generation Nexus will have the same price tag as the LG Nexus 4.

When the LG Nexus 4 was released onto the Google Play Store it quickly sold out and stock problems have been seen ever since.

It is now thought that LG have been busy working on the Nexus 5 handset, of which the base for it will be the LG Optimus G Pro.

The Nexus 5 should have the latest android OS installed, which most probably believe will be Key Lime Pie. It is thought that this will be released in May too.

The device could have a screen of true HD IPS +LCD, which called come with a resolution of 1080p x 1920p and it is thought that this could be 5 inches with a PPI of 441.

The LG Nexus 5 may not have hardware buttons up front unlike the Optimus G Pro, as this is something we saw with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Nexus 4 which both ditched them for on-screen keys (the LG Optimus G and Samsung Galaxy S2 which the Nexus’ are based on still keep them).

Many of the world’s top smartphone makers showed off their chips at the CES. There was the Octo Core Exynos 5 Octa courtesy of Samsung, the Snapdragon 800 along with the sSnapdragon 600, both of which have come from Qualcomm. NVidia also showed up off the Tegra 4 chip.

Of course Samsung do not outsource their chips and so the Exynos chip will not be used in the LG Nexus 5. It is also thought that the Nvidia Tegra 4 chip will not be used and quite possibly neither will the Snapdragon 800. Qualcomm said that the first handset to have the chip would be released during the summer, the Nexus 5 is thought to be making its way out in May.

One of the biggest selling points will be LTE. The Nvidia Tegra 4 chip along with 72 cores will not be seen in the device as it doesn’t have LTE. It is rumoured that the handset will come with LTE support of course, one major shortcoming of its predecessor.

The Snapdragon 600 could be used however more than likely it will be the Snapdragon S4 Pro that will be used in the device as we’ve seen that Nexus smartphones rarely use the latest chipset. This would perhaps mean that it would be the Krait 1.7GHz processor, which could possibly have the Adreno 320 GPU.

The Nexus 5 could have 2GB of RAM, LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB support along with 3.5mm audio jack.

The camera could be a 13 megapixel and it may come with LED flash, video recording in HD, autofocus and Street Vie Photo Sphere mode.

The Nexus 5 may have a larger battery and case; a larger battery would be needed for the 5 inch display. The battery may be around 3000mAh, and this could offer up to a full days use with just a single charge.

The LG Nexus 4 was available with 8GB or 16GB of storage and there were people who said that this was not enough. We could see the Nexus 5 in 16GB or 32GB and the price tag may be around $300 to $350.

It is thought that the Nexus 5 could be revealed in the fifth month of this year, May, at the Google I/O and this is where we could also see Key Lime Pie. For now we will just have to wait and see if these rumors that have been circulating the web do in fact come true.

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