Until now we were assuming that the lucky winner to manufacture Google’s Nexus 5 smartphone would be Motorola. However, according to the latest news coming from South Korea via MyDrivers, it may be LG who would build the next generation Nexus. Back in May LG denied its involvement with the Nexus 5 but clearly stated that if offered the opportunity, the company would certainly take it. This is what might have just happened.
LG Nexus 5 vs. LG G2
The Nexus 5 is said to be largely based on the LG G2 and might be sold for the same price as the Nexus 4, which is $299 off contract. However, in order to keep the price in check, the company will need to make a few hardware adjustments. To begin with, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor will most likely be replaced with a cheaper Snapdragon 600 chip. Moreover, the back-facing buttons on the LG G2 will probably cause some controversy. Knowing Google’s aversion to such design-spoiling elements, the buttons may be moved to the sides of the phone after all.
The LG Nexus 5 is expected to sport a 5.2-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution and may come with a 13-megapixel or 10-megapixel camera on the back. The phone will possibly pack 2 GB of RAM and will be available in two versions offering 16 GB or 32 GB of internal memory. The battery should be a solid 3,000 mAh unit. The device is also believed to feature multi-mode carrier support for 4G LTE.
The LG Nexus 5 might arrive as soon as October with Android 5.0 on board. Yay!