South Korean mobile phone maker LG Electronics is said once again to have been selected for the building of the upcoming Nexus 5 smartphone, and some more details on its hardware specifications have emerged online.Just as previous rumors suggested, the handset is expected to be designed based on the newly announced LG G2 flagship from the handset vendor, the same as last year’s Nexus 4 was based on the Optimus G.
However, it appears that there will be a series of design changes, and that the volume and power buttons of Nexus 5 won’t be placed on the back of the device, the same as on the G2. At least, this is what a new report from Tinhte claims.
Additionally, the new rumor suggests that the device will feature the same Snapdragon 800 CPU as LG’s new flagship handset, and not the slower Snapdragon 600, as recently suggested.
One thing that remains to be seen at the moment is whether the inclusion of the Snapdragon 800 CPU inside Nexus 5 will affect its price tag, UnwiredView notes.
LG was said before to have opted in for the Snapdragon 600 chipset for the device so as to ensure that it will arrive on shelves at the same $299 price tag as the 8GB flavor of Nexus 4 did.
The Nexus 5 is also expected to hit the market with a 5.2-inch touchscreen display capable of delivering a full HD resolution, similar to the LG G2. The yet unannounced Google phone should also feature a very thin bezel.
The outer design of the handset will be different than the one that G2 packs at the moment, though it remains to be seen whether there will be changes to the internal circuitry as well.
Nexus 5 is said to be slated for launch sometime in October or November this year, yet no official confirmation on any of this has been provided, and we’ll take the info with a grain of salt for the time being. Stay tuned for more on this.