Newest Nexus 5 Rumor Pegs LG Again; Android 5.0, Snapdragon 600 & 5.2" 1080p Display

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    We have a fresh new Nexus 5 rumor for you guys today. This one hails straight out of Korea and pegs LG to once again take of up the mantle of Nexus production. Just as before, this time LG & Google will loosely base the Nexus 5 on their existing flagship, namely the G2. It will several identical characteristics, but will also have some subtle differences to offset the costs. Here's what was shared,
    • 5.2-Inch 1080p HD Display
    • Snapdragon 600 (this is to help keep costs down so they can continue to sell the next Nexus at the $300-350 price range)
    • 2GB Ram
    • Android 5.0/Key Lime Pie
    There was no indication given as to whether the storage capacities will have changed. It's possible we will still see the same 8GB and 16GB models as before, but it is just as possible we will see an upgrade to 16GB and 32GB respectively. Finally, even though the new Nexus 5 will share the same basic structure as the G2, the leaked intel didn't specify whether the Nexus 5 will contain the rear controls like the G2.

    The phone is expected to launch in October of this year.

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    Please, oh please, oh please be true (and come to VZW)!
     
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    Snapdragon 800 > 1080p display, if you're looking to save on costs.
     
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    This. I will laugh so damn hard when this phone absolutely plows the Moto X in sales. I'll be sure to do my part.
     
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    I think that part of the rumor isn't right myself, the 600 is still a new chip-set and a good one at that, not all that cheap... I don't think that's enough to offset 50% of a cost even with Google eating a healthy dose of overhead. Especially since everything the X was rumored to be at the price point was wrong, and a whole lot of people will flock to this device instead siphoning sales of the X. Google's strategy is confusing me these days, why not just use the X as the new N5 and have a bombshell device.

    Does not compute.
     
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    ^^... I think HJ is on to something. Things seem a bit fishy.
     
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    Maybe not, Moto has that huge ad campaign lined up for the X no?
     
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    I hope google doesnt throw all that money at the campaign. They would be better off spending the cash by giving it away to LG and letting them cut the costs on the new Nexus. I would be happier with that as I am either buying a used Galaxy S4 or the new Nexus.
     
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    4g??
     
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    i hope not, that's the sole reason im not getting a g2.
     
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    My question as well. If the Nexus 4 had 4G LTE I'd be typing this message on it right now.
     
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    Yea, sales on the X will be big from marketing alone. But not all are sheep, and once the popularity of a awesome device for half the cost off contract catches wind, I'd say it will crush the X in the long run. Marketing is great for the initial launch but after people see an ad two or three times it's run it's course IMO. Look at the craze around the S4, and sales eventually were just ok even though it's a fantastic device. Yet look at the sales of the N4, they couldn't even keep up with demand after months to the point they just gave up. Speaks volumes to me. Everyone was talking about the N4, much more than any other device just because of how interesting the ideas was and the potential it had.

    An N5 with good specs, on Verizon, long battery life, and developers itching to show you what they can do...Droid 1.0 level part deux. A device like this isn't the sort of device that you buy and regret right away, because it's greatest feature is NOT being cutting edge. The importance of that business model hasn't really been realized yet. I thought the X would be that device, now I think this might be it but some things just don't add up to me.
     
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    I wouldn't compare the pricing on the moto X as a gauge for Nexus phone pricing. Google has made it clear countless times yet every ignores them. Moto is run as a separate organization and acts independent from android initiatives. Moto is looking to compete with in the carrier world as such, the price point they target to maximize hardware profit is based on that market. Nexus phones are used to promote Android and are part of Google branch, which profits from advertising, not hardware sales. They have nothing to do with each other. The s600 would be right in line with the previous Nexus which used an S4 pro. At the time, it was essentially the best available, but behind what was coming. Here's proof for those with short memories http://mobile.theverge.com/2012/11/2/3589280/google-nexus-4-review
    Even more proof the pricing models are different was one month before the Nexus 4 was released for 300 off contract, Moto released the Razr HD and HD maxx for $200 and $300 on contract ($600+ no contract) even while using an older S4 chip.
     
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    Ditto...
     
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    I doubt vzw will ever carry another nexus phone.

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