That a new Nexus smartphone, the 5th in the series is in the making is common knowledge now. Nexus 4 was launched in November 2012 and had met with instant success. Higher than expected demand coupled with some production issues had ensured the smartphone remained more on people’s wish list rather than their pockets. That’s how things remained till February post which, the smartphone has been readily available.
However, with that being the present scenario, we also are approaching the end of the yearly refreshment cycle for the Nexus and its 5th iteration is expected around the year end. Also, with that being several months away, it provides the perfect setting for rumors and speculations to have precedence.
Towards that, what has come to the fore is that the new Nexus might not even be referred to as Nexus 5. If you need to be convinced, consider the way the device have been named so far, Nexus One, Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 4 doe the successive Nexus devices so far. Expect anything but Nexus 5 for the 5th version.
Apart from the naming scheme, each Nexus variant has sported a design that has been quite different from the predecessor. Apart from a new design, that it would also be lighter and slimmer is also almost a surety, considering that’s what manufacturers aim to achieve with their future devices. A better display might also be on the anvil, more so if a higher resolution display for the Nexus 7 2 are indeed true. These apart, a better camera and quad core chips (that’s the current trend) powering the devices is also almost a surety, given that’s another way manufacturers attempt to better their present line up.
Other aspect of the Nexus 5 that’s worth knowing is that the device shouldn’t be expected before the holidays. No surprises here considering the last two Nexus smartphones arrived during November and December. As for the choice of manufacturer, while LG still stands a chance for being the preferred manufacturers though who known, Google too has a surprise here as well.