Google’s LG Nexus 5 to come with Snapdragon 600 CPU, 10 megapixel camera and $299 starting price

The rumors/speculation about who will make the next Google Nexus phone continues.

For most of the year the main contender  to be the Nexus 5 OEM was LG. But recently, a source with a pretty good track record said that Motorola is planning to release next Nexus phone in Q4.

Today, a new set of rumors from Korea claim again , that its LG who will be making the new Google Nexus device. And we even get some details about it.

The design of the next LG’s Nexus device should be pretty similar to the G2, but in order to keep the prices down, the specs of Nexus 5 will be lower. Snapdragon 800 CPU is out, replaced with Snapdragon 600 chip, 2 GB of RAM and 10 megapixel camera instead of G2’s 13 mpx. This will allow LG to keep the price tiers of the NX5 at Nexus 4 levels – $299 for 8GB version and $349 for 16GB.

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So what about Motorola’s Nexus 5? Who knows.

Maybe Google will do both. Maybe it will do just Moto Nexus this year, and LG rumors are wrong. Maybe Moto Nexus rumors are. Last year we also had some speculation that Google is planning multiple OEM versions of Nexus phones. But that turned out to be the Google Editions of Samsung and  HTC flagships. Maybe it’s what we have here. Or not.

We wouldn’t know until Google is ready to announce Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.  But speculation is still fun, isn’t it?

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • surethom

    I wonder if the Nexus will once again have a Poor low light camera??? I so hope not.

  • abrahavt

    I bet the camera will be the same one as the Moto X. They claim to have removed one of the green filters in it allowing more light. Test seem to bear it out but the overall performance is marred by an OK lens and not too great software. Think I will get a Sony Honami to replace my Nexus 4.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003386080045 John doe

    So much for the camera being the main selling point.

  • BrandonP

    Lol none of this is true.