The launch of the LG Nexus 4 last year took all of us by surprise – including both LG and Google who collectively had no idea what kind of success story they were about to unleash. Stocks were exhausted practically in an instant on its release date and we weren’t actually looking at fluid stocks of the thing until well into 2013.
As such, momentum behind the LG Nexus 4 is still off the scale, which makes now the opportune moment to turn attention to the LG Nexus 5 – the Smartphone destined to take the crown from last year’s model in the very near future. And with no official word from either Google or LG, it’s up to the trust masses in the rumor mill to paint a picture of the specs and features to expect.
The list is long as you like, but this week has seen a series of further leaks apparently reshape expectations in a big way. Not only are we perhaps looking at an LG Nexus 5 with a 4.5-inch 1080p HD screen, but a market-leading Nikon camera and an overall form factor that’s proportionally smaller than anything currently on the shelves.
The majority of ongoing Nexus 5 rumors have concluded that a 5-inch touchscreen would be the most likely choice, but just this week we’ve heard that it may instead be a 4.5-inch screen that for the most part covers the entirety of the front – up to 88%, according to those behind the gossip. This would means incredible narrow bezels and the potential for the Nexus 5 to land as one of the most sleek and slender top-tier Smartphones to date.
And assuming said slender beast does indeed launch with a Nikon camera, a Qualcomm 600 quad-core processor, a massive 3GB of RAM under the hood and Android Key Lime Pie running the show, chances are it will wipe the floor with pretty much everything else that debuts this summer.