Nexus 5 rumors begin to fly, latest says Nikon camera tech could be on board

Over the weekend the first hard rumors pertaining to a Nexus 5 started to make the rounds. Now, a report that said the LG-manufactured phone could launch as a 5.2-inch powerhouse with a Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 16MP camera is being refuted with speculation that seems a bit tamer, on paper.

According to PhoneArena, the Nexus 5 will have a more standard array of hardware that could include a Snapdragon 600 chipset, 5-inch 1080p display, and 2GB of RAM. A juicy 3140 mAh battery would power the show. Most interesting, though, is news that Google and the undisclosed manufacturer of the device have sourced Nikon for camera tech to feature in the Android flagship.

The focus on camera quality wouldn’t be out of left field. Android has long struggled to match wits with the iPhone’s camera capabilities, and as recently as last month Google’s Vic Gundotra said the company was “committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras.”

For the Nexus 5, Google could go the “UltraPixel” route and feature a three-sensor camera, much like is found in the HTC One. Three stacked sensors of a lower resolution would combine to capture a single hi-res image with greater depth of color and contrast.

Tis all rumor for now. The Nexus 5, for all we know, could not launch until next fall. In the meantime, Google has plenty on their plate hardware-wise between the Nexus line and rumors of a Motorola X Phone brand.

[via TechCrunch]

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  • james ortiz

    why with the snapdragon 600 being used.. when the 800 will be out by the time this phone is released… Google please stop going the mediocre route with your phone and go all out for once I don’t care if I have to pay with my and and legs just give us a god damn beast of a phone!

    • Tony Lai

      After google release a beasty phone, you will be up here complaining that it’s underpowered after 2-3 months down the road, lol!
      Get over with technology hardware, you can’t catch up.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ZaprenKostadinov Zapren Kostadinov

      They went all out this year (except for the camera part). I don’t see why the frustration. Unless you instagram your food a lot?

  • BulletTooth_Tony

    …should go with Olympus instead… their JPEG engine is the best, and I sincerely doubt there’d be a cell phone shooting in RAW to need Canon or Nikon’s abilities to that end…

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Or Fuji?

  • Crimsonshadow774

    If this is true, and it has LTE, I might just sell my S4 when it comes out, seeing as how it wont be out until fall anyway.

  • Marsg

    Hope it has LTE, still rocking the GNex cause the Nexus 4 lacked it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ZaprenKostadinov Zapren Kostadinov

      I get why you want LTE but by I don’t think Google will be changing their mind come fall and I hope they don’t. Being in a country without LTE I don’t want Google compromising on updates anywhere.

  • dgarra

    C’mon Google. No more LG.

  • Biancoceleste

    To the guy complaining about the processor… Google and LG used the best available processor with the nexus 4.
    Im not a fan of the nexus 4 either but I don’t think the processor used in it was bad.