The LG Nexus 5 is set to be the next generation Nexus smartphone, set to drop in as the new flagship and push out the Nexus 4. The phone will be made by the same manufacturer LG and will come with some upgraded internals and the same price.
From the short video image and this new render, it is set to be based loosely on the LG G2 design, taking in the very thin bezels seen on LG’s new flagship smartphone. Google has always been looking to remove the bezel on smartphones, despite adding a huge one one on the Nexus 7.
Other features set to change are the internals, LG will add a 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600/800 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of internal storage and 2400mAh battery. The phone is set to come with LTE, WiFi ac and NFC for wireless charging.
Google will update the camera to a 10MP sensor, similar to the Moto X camera but in the corner of the smartphone instead of in the middle. The phone will have a matte black finish with the rubber texture similar to the Nexus 7.
Of course the big feature is the software, like all new Nexus devices, the Nexus 5 will come with the newest version of Android and this is likely to be Android KitKat 4.4. We are unsure what Google is planning to change on this version, although we have some inkling from Key Lime Pie rumors and reports.
The main feature will be compatibility with even the lowest end 1GHz single-core devices, allowing this new version of Android to work on any smartphone running Android. Google will also work on battery life, possibly allowing quadruple the amount of battery life on the smartphone.