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New LG Nexus 5 said to rock Snapdragon 808, 5.2-inch 1080p display

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Reports on Monday have served up potential specifications for the rumoured LG Nexus 5 refresh.

According to Android Police sources, the follow up to 2013’s raw Android handset will pack a 5.2-inch display with a 1080p resolution.

Doing the heavy lifting will be the six-core Snapdragon 808 processor, featuring two A57 chips, rather than the four sitting within the octa-core 810.

The report says that SoC will be paired with 3GB of RAM and an Adreno 418, which will offer “respectable” performance.

Elsewhere the device is said to include a USB Type-C charging and connectivity port and a relatively modest 2700Ah battery.

In terms of cameras, the report says there’ll be a 12.3 megapixel rear-facing sensor and a 5-megapixel sensor on the front of the device.

It’ll be available in 16GB and 32GB models according to the report and all of this will add up to a sub-flagship price point, for what looks like a sub-flagship handset.

See also: LG Nexus 5 (2015): Everything you need to know

The launch of a new Nexus 5 is likely to be accompanied by the first Huawei-built Nexus phone to replace the existing Moto-made Nexus 6.

Recent indications are pointing towards a late-September or October launch.

Dead Words

August 31, 2015, 9:04 pm

All these seem to be in order, but 12.3MP seems like a slightly weird resolution.

mothergoose85

September 1, 2015, 7:57 am

Agreed - must be some reason for it but I can't what it would be for the life of me at the moment. The only thing I can think of is that they are trying to leave more breathing room to the Nexus 6 (2015). It's like Sony with their 20.1MP sensors....why not just make it 20?

Dead Words

September 1, 2015, 11:36 am

It could be an attempt to separate themselves from the competition, but to what purpose?
I would've figured LG would just place the LG G3 camera inside Nexus 5. That was a darn good camera.

mothergoose85

September 1, 2015, 12:10 pm

I'd have hoped it was the G4's camera but I suspect this is a upper-midrange phone rather than a flagship (which is a shame, I hoped they were going to go down Sony's path an offer two top end phones that are only different by screen size and resolution). That being said, the 808 is a very handy piece of kit so it will be interesting to see how the Camera stacks up.

torjs99

September 1, 2015, 1:12 pm

£229 for the 32GB and you can have my money now

Dead Words

September 1, 2015, 8:37 pm

I doubted that LG would put their best camera into another company's device. Yes it's really the "LG" Google Nexus 5 but no one really things LG or HTC when they think of Nexus. It's Google's first-party phone.
It'll be interesting to see how the phone ties itself together. I'm quite interested in the Huawei Nexus as well. Huawei makes great hardware but always fumbles the software. Huawei hardware paired with vanilla Android...sounds good to me.

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