Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5, the next in an iteration of pure Android phones, is rumored to be on it’s way.  Who will make the phone and it’s actual release date are still unknown at this time.  According to sources however, the Nexus 5 will be more compact, with a large battery and focus on camera performance.  At with other Nexus devices, the specs don’t really blow you away.  What you get though is the pure Google experience running the latest version of the operating system (OS).

Nexus 5 Specs

Nexus 5 Specs


It appears that Google will not try and compete with the latest, high end Android phones currently on the market today.  Nor with the phones set to be released this year.

This is especially true when it comes to the display.  With all the rage being to pack as many pixels into a 5+ inch display as possible, Google is said to be focusing on a 4.5 inch screen.  The display will not be full HD however, coming in with a 720p IPS screen.

Speaking of the screen, that 4.5 inches will take up 88% of the front of the phone.  That will make for a bezel as thin as you have ever seen.

While the display does not have the impressive specs as some phones, Google decided to focus on two of the other important aspects of a smartphone: battery life and camera performance.

Battery life is important to every user; no matter how you use your phone.  While a longer battery life is always desired, I don’t want it to come at the expense of a larger, heavier phone.

The Nexus 5 is rumored to come with a 2800 mAh battery, plenty to get you through the day.  That battery will power a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip.


In addition to an impressive battery, the camera is rumored to be top notch as well.  A 9 megapixel camera is said to adorn the back of the phone.  Also, a CCD sensor may be used instead of the standard CMOS used in most cameras today.

There were earlier rumors as to Nikon taking part in the camera in some way.  Whether it be with lens design, or overall capability in general.  Plenty of smartphone users are putting away their point-and-shoot cameras and using their phones instead.  A decent camera is a must nowadays.

When Will We See The Nexus 5?

There is no word on the Nexus 5 release date yet.  Although i’m pretty confident we will see a new Nexus 5 this year.  What I’m really unsure of is who will make the phone.  Asus has been successful in their implementation of the Nexus line of tablets, so perhaps we’ll see them make the next Nexus smartphone.

Or maybe we will finally see the long awaited Motorola Nexus phone.  That would make the most sense to me seeing as Google now owns the mobility division of Motorola.  Either way, I’m looking forward to it.

How about you?  Who would you like to see make the next Nexus phone, and what features are you looking for?