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March 30, 2013

LG’s take on their Nexus 5 Leaks


Even before the big Samsung Galaxy S4 announcement, Android followers were already looking at the latest set of leaked specs for LG’s take on their Nexus 5.  Normally leaked specs are not very interesting since they are overwhelming fake, but the purported LG Nexus 5 specs are just too good to ignore. Other reports also say that Google are evaluating prototypes from various manufacturers.

Here is the current list of rumored LG Nexus 5 specs:

  • 5.2-inch 1920×1080 OLED Display
  • 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16MP rear camera with 4K recording abilities
  • 2.1MP front camera with 1080p video
  • 3300 mAh battery

The LG Nexus 5 currently being called “Megalodon” definitely sounds too good to be true, and maybe that is the case, but if these rumored specs are anything near the final product then the LG Nexus 5 will be a truly revolutionary smartphone.  While all of this sounds great, and mobile Tech-enthusiasts are probably drooling right now, we do not even know if Megalodon actually exists.

 While there have been numerous reports and rumours of Megalodon’s existence, there has yet to be concrete evidence that LG will be manufacturing the Nexus 5 device.  Android and Me is also reporting that they have received a tip suggesting a release date around October 2013.

 But lets get back to the specs.  We saw multiple technological advances during CES 2013 which included 4K smartphone camera possibilities. The highest processor speed for phones is currently 1.7Ghz (seen in the LG Optimus G Pro, HTC One, and HTC One X+) so the LG’s take on the Nexus 5 could end up being the highest clocked smartphone.  A 2.3GHz processor is theoretically 35% faster than current leading phones which would completely change the game when it comes to what smartphones are capable of.

Although these are the LG specs for their take of the Nexus 5 (Megalodon) it’s far from clear if indeed they will be making it as, Motorola, HTC, Sony and of course Samsung are all in the frame


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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini