Somebody’s making a new Nexus smartphone, but who? After a recent rumor threw Motorola’s name back in the running, we’re back to mainly focusing on the idea of an LG Nexus 5. Some rumors from earlier this week talked about some downgrades the phone would see from LG’s G2, like running a Snapdragon 600 instead of the G2’s 800. This morning, however, the latest batch of rumors to arrive claims that a Snapdragon 800 is still happening, and makes an attempt to describe the Nexus 5’s design a little.
This source explains that the Nexus 5 will also keep the G2’s 5.2-inch screen, as well as its tiny bezel. It also sounds like the front-and-back glass panels from the Nexus 4 could be making a return. Supposedly, the Nexus 5 could end up thinner than the G2, and its overall look could be similar to the new Nexus 7 (above) – scaled down, of course. One way it could hope to shave away some thickness would be by placing the phone’s main camera up along the handset’s top edge, where it wouldn’t be competing with the display for space – just like on that tablet.
That’s certainly one of the more detailed accounts of the Nexus 5 we’ve heard so far; does that mean there’s possibly something to it? We’ll be looking for corroboration in the coming months, as we wait for the Nexus 5 to launch sometime in Q4.