The LG Nexus 4 has only been on shelves, both physical and virtual, since the end of last year but already there are rumors surfacing in regards to its successor, the presumed Nexus 5, which is now rumored to boast a smaller display to fit with a more compact design, a massive battery and an improved camera.
While the Nexus 5 release date likely won’t come for many months given Google’s Nexus release cycle, rumors regarding the next-generation Nexus have cropped up more than once already. Previous rumors have suggested that the Nexus 5 could feature some powerful hardware in addition to having the Nexus features consumers have been accustomed to. Rumored specs include a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution, quad-core processor, massive battery and there has even been talk of a Nikon camera on board.
Today, more rumors have spouted, some of which agree with the previous rumors while disputing some of which we’ve heard about in the past.
PhoneArena is reporting that a source has told them that the Nexus 5 could sport a smaller display, possibly a 4.5-inch 720p display, in order to keep the phone more compact. Previous rumors suggested at least a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution. In fact, PhoneArena itself reported that it would have a 5-inch 1080p display previously.
Rumors suggest the display will take up 88% of the front face of the phone which should mean extremely limited bezels. The overall design of the phone is said to be much more compact than other Nexus phones though specifics are not yet known.
The processor is said to be a Qualcomm 600 quad-core processor, something that we’ve heard rumored in the past and these rumors suggest that the device will have a 9MP CCD camera which is a fantastic camera sensor. No specific word on any Nikon tie-in with the camera so that’s still open for debate.
It’s also said to have a massive 2,800 mAh battery which is much bigger than the Nexus 4 battery and larger than the Samsung Galaxy S4′s 2,600 mAh battery.
Of course, given how early it is and how different Nexus 5 rumors have been, we imagine that nothing is finalized when it comes to the Nexus 5 and that Google may be throwing prototypes around with manufacturers. That said, take this all with a grain of salt. There could be pieces of these rumored devices that make it onto the Nexus 5 but we don’t expect any of these to be the entire, real, Nexus 5.
No release dates have been mentioned for this device but since both the Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus were both released during the holiday shopping season, that’s a good bet.