Nexus 5 tipped to feature LG Optimus G Pro spec

News Paul Briden 11:53, 22 Mar 2013

LG is making the Nexus 5 using its Optimus G Pro spec, but this could change

A rumour has emerged which claims LG is the manufacturer tasked with making the Nexus 5, but the tip also says the currently suggested spec line-up could change.

Androidandme reports that multiple unnamed sources have now pointed the finger at LG, which isn't surprising given the positive reception its Nexus 4 received.

Said sources claim the phone will be rocking Android 5.0 (as expected) and be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip with 2GB of RAM. It’ll also have a 5-inch 1080p display and a sizeable 3,140mAh battery.

The camera is said to feature ‘three sensor things’ – could this be the Nikon technology we reported on earlier in the week? According to a commenter on Androidandme’s post the ‘triple sensor’ could refer to a Foveon X3 sensor as these do feature multiple sensor layers.

The rest of the spec lines up with LG’s Optimus G Pro flagship. Whether we will see more information revealed on or around Google’s I/O conference in May, or if we’ll be waiting until later in the year (the Nexus 4 was announced in October 2012), is still up in the air.

It’ll also be interesting to see if Google puts the Nexus 5 at a lower price point again. By the time it comes out we’d expect Snapdragon 600 chips and Nvidia’s Tegra 4 to be the norm, and we may even see a few phones running the Snapdragon 800 by then.

Such a market shift could enable Google to position a Snapdragon 600-powered Nexus at a more affordable price point once again. 

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