Nexus 5 models tipped to have different battery sizes, pricing also detailed

October 8, 2013
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Just a few days more before we're able to set our eyes on the real thing, but in the meantime we'll settle for every bit of information we can gather. And this next one borders on the slightly strange as the Nexus 5 is rumored to not only come in two storage options, but with two different battery capacities to match.

A recently leaked service manual for the LG D821, believed to be the model for Google's next smartphone, has given us a glimpse of the hardware that the device will be carrying. Aside from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, an Adreno 330 GPU, and a 5.0-inch Full HD IPS TFT display, the draft document also ambiguously pointed out storage in either 16 GB or 32 GB sizes, giving us reason to believe there will be two models yet again. And it seems that there was some mix up regarding the disappointing 2300 mAh battery indicated in the document as well.

According to the latest tip, the Nexus 5 will come in matching storage and battery size options. Meaning that the 16 GB model will sport the 2300 mAh battery, while a larger 32 GB variant will likewise have a larger 3000 mAh battery. We're still not sure about the reasoning behind this, let alone the accuracy of the tip, but users would definitely want a larger 3000 mAh battery regardless of the internal storage capacity.

Of course, prices will also greatly differ. The 16 GB/2300 mAh Nexus 5 is rumored to be selling for $299. The 32 GB/3000 mAh model, on the other hand, is tagged at $399.

VIA: phoneArena


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  • SilverEagle

    Too good to be true…

  • Qbancelli

    Exactly

  • Ray

    That sounds ridiculous.

  • DocJones

    this rumour is just ridiculous..

  • Nimer55

    Purely looking at marginal cost of parts and marginal price I’d have to pay; I’m not impressed.

    But, I can’t pretend like I wouldn’t get 3000mah in a heartbeat. I badly badly want a large battery. Heck, I’d prob pay another $50 for another extra 500 thrown in there, and would gladly deal with the added bulk.

    My nexus 4′s touchscreen is busted to the point where only 40% of it works. I gotta keep rotating screen to get to most functions (I got an app that forces everything to rotate), and It’s cut down my usage drastically, yet I still use it enough to kill it within a day, even if charge it partially up around noon. I need a bigger battery, period. I’m still skeptical of this rumour, and don’t like the idea of paying $100 for that tiny amount jump in specs, but I’ll still be thrilled if the rumour comes true..

  • marclee

    definitely go for 3000 mah

  • c933103

    I guess, just like LG G2, larger battery=non-replacacke, smaller battery=replacacble

  • Marcel Aviles

    This would be amazing even though it is odd that’ll last the whole day and then some.