Nexus 5 specs rumors came from a Chinese site, MyDrivers which confirmed that LG is producing the Nexus 5 contrary to past confusion. Previously we had reported that Taylor Wimberly had said that Motorola would be producing a Nexus device that was not the Moto X Google Play edition. Speculation about what could be released ranged from the Nexus 4 2nd generation upgrade, Nexus 5 to a Nexus 6 phablet. Then there was also news that Asus, rather than Samsung could be producing the Nexus 10 2 refresh.
The news that LG is producing the Nexus 5 and that it will be based off the LG G2 will be a welcome relief to some users who were disappointed by the Moto X. However the Nexus 5 specs rumors may still be disappointing to some because it appears that the Nexus 5 will have a weaker processor than the Snapdragon 800 the LG G2 boasts. The Nexus 5 specs rumors include a 5.2-inch screen, a 1080p display, 2GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 600. The Snapdragon 600 is the processor present on flagships like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4.
The reports from MyDrivers, translated via Google translate states:
The report also said the new Nexus phone will be around October this year to meet with you, then there appeared Android 5.0 system, as the price of Nexus 5, Google will continue Nexus 4 pricing strategy . If so, priced at $ 349 for 16GB version should be the main sales (equivalent to 2140 yuan).
If the continuation of Google Nexus 5 $ 299 starting price strategy (bare metal, equivalent to 1830 yuan), then the Nexus 5 600 processor with Xiaolong more likely, of course, 2GB RAM and a ten million pixel camera is also no less.
By the time the Nexus 5 release date come out, expected in October or November, the Snapdragon 600 will be somewhat obsolete because the Snapdragon 800 is rapidly becoming standard. There is some advantage to the Snapdragon 600 processor for the Nexus 5 because it will allow Google to price it much lower than the anticipated $620 LG G2 price. The Nexus 5 could be priced at the $300-350 price range which would make it palatable to most consumers and would encourage all the Nexus 4 users to upgrade.
The news about the Nexus 5 specs has received mixed reaction. Some have condemned the weaker Snapdragon 600 processor pointing out that the Nexus 5 will be more outdated than it should be by the time 2014 rolls around. Perhaps one solutions is for LG and Google to offer the option for paying more for the Snapdragon 800 processor. While the Nexus line of devices are not nessecarily known for bleeding edge hardware, devices like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 2 are considered to be comparable or superior to many of their competitors while coming in at an affordable price.
Other reactions to the Nexus 5 specs touched on the screen size increase. Some consumers embraced the larger screen and the likely prospect the Nexus 5 would have LTE, while others said they preferred the Nexus 4 screen size. Some have speculated that the bezel could be shrunk as it was for the Nexus 7 2nd generation refresh so that it more easily fits in a user's pocket.
It's still not know what the internal memory offered for the Nexus 5 will be, but we anticipate it would need to at least start at 32GB with an option for 64GB for it to be worthwhile. The question that remains about the Nexus 5 specs has to do with design. Will the Nexus 5 have a back volume and power button like the LG G2 does?
It's not clear yet if LG will, or can shake up the Nexus 5 design. Google gets submissions and has to approve them, lately Google hasn't really departed much from previous designs. The Nexus 7 2 and Nexus 10 2 are both largely similar in design to their ancestors. The Nexus 5 may not be that much of a departure from the Nexus 4 and instead simply be a larger and more powerful Nexus 4 with LTE.
Are you disappointed with the Nexus 5 specs rumors that the Google device will have a weaker processor?