Those hoping to get their hands on a new Google phone in the near future may be in luck. Alleged specifications for the rumored Nexus 5 have appeared online, furthering speculation that an October launch is in order.
The Nexus 4 successor is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor — a chip that has only landed in select smartphones such as the LG G2 so far. The reportedly leaked specs discovered by KnowYourMobile also suggest that the Nexus 5 could rock a 1794 x 1080-pixel resolution display, marking a noticeable upgrade from the Nexus 4’s 1280 x 768 resolution touch screen.
The website also reports that Google will reveal the Nexus 5 on Oct. 18, although other websites such as Phandroid and Android Authority have cited an Oct. 14 unveil. Neither website specifies their source for this information, so we’re a bit skeptical. However, an October reveal would line up with Google’s launch pattern, considering it announced the Nexus 4 at the end of October 2012 before releasing the device in November.
Other rumors suggest that the Nexus 5 will come with an improved camera with Nikon technology built in, a 5.2-inch screen, and a design similar to that of the LG G2. There’s no word on whether or not the Nexus 5 will come with support for LTE, which was our biggest complaint about the Nexus 4.
At the same time, Google is reportedly planning to discontinue its Nexus 4. Earlier this month the search engine giant sold out the remaining stock of its 8GB Nexus 4, and now the 16GB version appears to be sold out on Google Play as well. Sources with knowledge of the company’s plans have allegedly told The Verge that Google will no longer sell the LG-crafted Nexus handset, although this has yet to be confirmed.