New Google Nexus 5 might have a 4.5 inch screen, Snapdragon 600 CPU, 9MP CCD camera

Google will certainly launch a new own-branded smartphone this year, although we don’t know exactly when it’s going to happen. In any case, the latest rumors about this suggest that the new handset, most probably called Nexus 5, will have a 4.5 inch display.

Phone Arena has received some tips from an anonymous source, claiming the Nexus 5 will not follow the 1080p display trend, instead keeping a 1280 x 720 (720p) resolution on its 4.5 inch screen. Reportedly, the screen takes up “88% of the front of the phone” – hence the new Nexus is smaller than the 4.7 inch LG Nexus 4 (pictured below).

Furthermore, it’s said that the Google Nexus 5 will feature a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2,800 mAh battery, and an unusual 9MP CCD rear camera (for a detailed view on the CMOS vs. CCD matter, you can read this article).

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Assuming it will be introduced in the second half of the year, the Nexus 5 is probably going to be the world’s first smartphone to run Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. It is still not clear what company will manufacture the device. We’ve heard it might be HTC – which did a pretty good job with the HTC One – but that remains to be seen.

HTC has also manufactured the very first Google Nexus phone – released in January 2010.

Author: Florin

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  • Jur1nator

    i hope they beef up the specs a bit

    Snapdragon 800 + 1080p display + qualcomm rf360 chip

    and 5″ would be nicer too, imo

  • B!

    Nope. Still want the X phone. I needs an SD card slot……….and a phone made by Motorola.

  • Arush Kakkar
  • Erudito De Firenze

    i hope its samsung

  • newsjunkieintl

    Google better not mess this up.

    I have 2 Galaxy Nexus (Nexus 3) for me and my wife, bought July 2012. I sat out the Nexus 4, because the 4.65″ 720p we already had vs 4.7″ 720p (Nexus 4) wasn’t enough of a difference to justify spending another $800 (2 x $350 + tax + shipping + accessories) just a few months later.

    So, waiting for the Nexus 5. Or I was. 🙁 It better have AT LEAST a 5″ 1080p screen or I’ll go looking for something that does.

    The whole appeal of the Nexus is it’s comparable to the best phones out there at the time it’s released, for about half the price. The Nexus 3 specs were as good as the Samsung Galaxy SII and iPhone 4S (other phones during the same year of release). The Nexus 4 specs were as competitive with the Galaxy SIII and the iPhone 5 (other phones during the same year of release) . Now look at the Samsung Galaxy S4 specs and tell me this alleged Nexus 5 with puny 4.5″ 720p display would be worth bragging about? NO. That’s LESS screen than I have now with the Nexus 3.

    Google better not mess this up.

  • Greg Hester

    You would think Google would use a Motorola phone for the Nexus 5 since they bought Motorola ….