A fresh leak provides a possible new angle for the naming of Google’s next flagship phone, as well as for the next version of Android.
Many had been expecting the follow-up to last year’s Google Nexus 5 to be called the Google Nexus 6, both reflecting that it was the next in the series and the larger size of the display.
However, according to a leaked benchmark screen provided by @emtleaks, that’s not the case. Rather, it could simply be called the “Google Nexus 5 (2014).”
The makes sense on a couple of levels. For one thing, Google’s naming system has always been more about the display size than the version – hence the Google Nexus 7 is a 7-inch tablet rather than some amazing future phone.
Sure enough, the same set of leaks suggests that the so-called Nexus 5 2014 will have a 5.2-inch display. There may well be a 6-inch model in the works too, of course. It seems to be the done thing to launch two sizes of flagship phone simultaneously.
Another interesting point to emerge from these apparent leaks is the suggestion of a name for what we’ve only known to this point as Android 5.0 L. It suggests that Google could be following the licensed brand lead of KitKat in opting for Lion.
Finally, we get a breakdown of the alleged Google Nexus 5 2014’s specs. Besides that 5.2-inch display – which will sport a 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution – it’ll have a 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor backed by 3GB of RAM. There’ll also be 32GB of storage and a 12-megapixel main camera.
How much of this information is sound, we’re not sure at this point. But a lot of it makes a certain kind of sense.
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