nexus5

The rumour comes in from Android and Me who received the above picture long with detailed specifications that’d get any nerd drooling. The question is: Are they real or fake?

With Google working strongly with newly acquired Motorola Mobility and the rumoured Motorola X phone it’s easy to see why most people aren’t convinced that this is the Nexus 5. Most rumours for the Motorola X are coming in saying that this will be the phone that gets revealed at Google’s I\O event in May so what exactly is the Nexus 5?

The rumoured Nexus 5 (Codename “Megalodon”)displayed in the picture above is a leaked image from an Anonymous source that apparently works at Google. Along with the picture a list of specifications were released that are almost too good to be true.

The specs are as follows:

  • 5.2″ OLED Display with 1920×1080 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 @ 2.3 GHz
  • 3GB LPDDR3 Ram
  • 16/32/64GB of internal storage
  • 16MP rear camera by OmniVision (4k video recording @30FPS, 1080p video recording @60FPS, Real Time HDR & HDR video recording, optical image stabilization, BSI 2.0)
  • 2.1MP front camera (1080p video recording @30FPS)
  • 3300 mAh Lithium Polymer battery
  • Front positioned stereo speakers
  • Qualcomm RF360 (LTE 150 Mbps & HSPA+)
  • Integrated DVB-T / ATSC-antenna
  • Gesture like controls (navigation, zoom, etc)

According to Tech Radar “LG has been openly resistant in the past to the idea of using OLED displays in its phones,” so that’s definitely something to consider. Also, if the way computers are built is anything to go by, you rarely ever have 3GB of RAM, it’s usually either 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB, you get the idea.

Another thing that’s getting me a little confused is the inclusion of the protagonist from Watch_Dogs, a game that’s coming to video game consoles (hopefully) at the end of the year. Something else that points to this being fake.

In realist specifications like this wont be available right now, but perhaps in a year or so phones at this standard might become the norm.

We’ve only got two months to wait until Google’s I\O event so we’ll probably have to wait until then! Any updates on the Nexus 5 we’ll be sure to get on it.

[Source: Tech Radar, Android and Me]

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