HTC’s One X 5 phablet rumored to be sold as the Google Nexus 5
For a few months now, HTC has been rumored to be working on a 5-inch smartphone (or better said, phablet). And it turns out it may be sold as a Nexus device.
A while back, a rumor claimed that Google would be launching no less than five new Nexus devices this fall, succeeding the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Samsung Nexus S and HTC Nexus One before it. Each new Nexus device would be made by a different manufacturer, the story went.
Recently, we’ve heard rumblings about Samsung, Sony, and LG being in this exclusive club. And now it looks like HTC might be too.
It will have a 5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, a 12 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front-facing camera, a 2,500 mAh battery, and it will run Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. As its model number hints, this will be a minor update to the current 4.1.1, offering improvements to Project Butter, some extra lockscreen functionality, and other unspecified tweaks.
LTE-connected versions will be available, and the internal storage space of the Nexus 5 will go up to 64 GB.
If this is true (and that’s a big IF), the HTC Nexus 5 could be the first smartphone to come with 1080p Full HD screen resolution. And perhaps one of the first ones with Qualcomm’s newest processor.
But do take all of this with a high dose of sodium, since the source is anonymous. Anyway, if Google is to present at least one new Nexus smartphone, it should do it in October or early November at the latest – so as not to miss the all-important holiday shopping season sales.