Nexus 5 info leaked: 4.95″ display, 2GB RAM, and KitKat

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Learn to love leaked information, because the leaked info loves you. The Nexus 5’s internals, plus a scratchy design of the “pure” Android phone have been revealed. This is care of a leaked service manual for the LG-D821, said AndroidPolice. The full, 281-page manual can be viewed here, but for the rest of us, this is what the Nexus 5 (if it’s going to be called that) will offer us in terms of fresh new specs.

Loads of RAM: 2GB to be precise.

An excellent screen: the leaked document says that the screen will be 4.95″ and output at 1080p. That’s 0.5″ away from phablet status.

Beefier CPU: we’re looking at a 2.3Ghz CPU running on a Snapdragon 800Mhz chipset.

Storage solutions: there’ll be 32GB storage with. That’s good enough for us.

Camera could be incredible: besides the 1.3MP front camera, there’ll be an 8MP rear snapper with image auto-stabilisation. There may also me some “amazing” camera features, said IBtimes.

And loads of excellent extras: Wireless charging, for one. While Nokia may have been the first (remember the pillow? Anyone?), the Nexus 5 will probably do it best. We of course, imagine a future where wireless charging means no cables at all. In other words, power is sucked over the airways without the need for a “docking” device. The battery will be 2300mAh which translates to a full working day of use. It’ll have Bluetooth 4.0, LTE, a MicroSIM slot, a notification light and a Slimport. “A new video output standard which works over microUSB”, confirms Tested. There may also be an eMMC slot, so hooray for extended storage options. Also, there’s a high-chance that it will be the first KitKat (Android 4.4) device. Makes perfect sense, the Nexus 4 was the first Jelly Bean phone.

There’s a rumoured Google launch 14 October, will we see the Nexus 5 (or whatever it’s called) then? The phone looks slim and if it’s anything like the Nexus 4, it’s going to be not only one of the cleanest Android phones out there, but also the most moddable as well.

Steven Norris: grumpy curmudgeon


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