It has been some time since we last heard any serious chatter in terms of the Nexus 5. Some may remember back to October of 2012 and at that time it was looking like the next Nexus could be coming from HTC. Well, flash forward back to the present day and it looks like the HTC possibility may have been put to the side.
Notice how we say may in there because while this latest image and spec leak focuses on LG, it is being reported that Google is “currently evaluating several prototypes from different manufacturers.” That being said, what we are seeing today comes by way to the folks at Android and Me who are reporting based on an “anonymous source, who claims to work for Google.” Said source has passed on an image along with some other details and specs.
We obviously remain a bit skeptical. Well, skeptical to the point we will not say that this is the final design or anything like that. On the flip side though, the possibility of this being one of a few prototypes does sound somewhat reasonable. Great emphasis on somewhat. If nothing else, the specs do have us interested. The handset is said to be the LG Nexus 5, which is currently being referred to by codename.
That name is “Megalodon” and we suspect the mega in the name may have something to do with the specs. Fun fact, Wikipedia notes that the Megalodon is “regarded as one of the largest and most powerful predators in vertebrate history, and likely had a profound impact on the structure of marine communities” and possibly grew upwards of 67 feet.
Back to the task at hand. The handset reportedly has a 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080) OLED display, 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, 3300 mAh battery and options for either 16, 32 or 64GB of internal storage space. The camera situation looks to be a 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera with 1080p recording at 30fps and a 16 megapixel rear-facing camera with 4k recording at 30fps or 1080p recording at 60fps. The camera details seem a bit on the high-end if you ask us. In fact, all the specs seem to be a bit on the high-end.
To the point we cannot say this enough, but we remain skeptical. There is also one other bit that seems to be, well, not right. The reported spec list also includes an integrated DVB-T / ATSC-antenna. Bottom line here, you can read the specs and even check out the above image and hope for it all to be true, but for now this remains nothing more than rumor. Anyway, as this sort of sounds like a wish list of specs, lets go that route — shout out in the comments and let us know what you hope to see from the Nexus 5. Go crazy and all out, after all, that is what this list seems to be doing.