Monday, November 11, 2013

Google Nexus 5: Release date, price, specs, news and rumours

Now, one year later stocks are running low and rumours are growing that the company is about to launch a new, slightly larger replacement: the Nexus 5.
Google Nexus 5 specs
According to t3 repoter, "We have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the Google Nexus 5 thanks to a leaked LG service manual".

While it hasn’t been confirmed as legitimate, the specifications appear to be fit with what we know already.

It suggests that the smartphone will come with a 4.95-inch screen with a 1080p display. Internally, it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz processor and 2GB of RAM.

While those specs aren’t the best around, that hasn’t stopped the phone from apparently equalling the performance of the recently launched Apple iPhone 5s.

GFXbench’s benchmark revealed that a phone it claims to be the Google Nexus 5 managed to match Apple’s flagship smartphone’s performance in several tests.

In the company’s Egypt 2.5 test, the Nexus 5 actually outperformed the iPhone 5s, posting a score you’d more commonly experience on a full desktop computer.

The Google Nexus 5 reached 58 frames per second during the test compared to the iPhone 5s’ score of 56.7 frames per second.

The leaked manual was published several months ago and specifications may have changed. Indeed, if the benchmarks are from the Google Nexus 5, then it may well have received a boost in recent months.

According to reports, the phone’s RAM may have been increased to 3GB and it may now come with an Adreno 330 GPU.

If that is true, then the phone really will be one of the most powerful available. It would also go some way towards explaining how the phone managed to score as well as it apparently did.

Other specifications hinted at in the manual include a 2300mAh battery, Slimport compatibility, microSIM, wireless charging, NFC and LTE support. It is also said to include a range of sensors including accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, proximity/ambient light and pressure.

The leaked manual and benchmark figures follow on from a filling with the US Federal Communications Commission.

According to those documents, the Google Nexus 5 will come with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Bluetooth 4.0, wireless charging and dual-band Wi-Fi.