Nexus 5 Rumors Step Forward: Nikon Camera Tech & Much More

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  1. dgstorm

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    Last week was a big week in news. We saw the launch of the Galaxy S4, and several rumors regarding the Motorola X Phone. This weekend some new and exciting rumors hit the web... this time regarding the next Nexus device. Two sets of rumors about a new Nexus 5 device made their rounds. The first one is probably pure poppy-cock. It says that the Nexus 5 will be produced by LG and will come with some very outlandish specs, including a 5.2-inch display, a Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 16MP camera. Nearly every publication is calling this one bogus, and so are we.

    The second set of rumors regarding the Nexus 5 seem quite more plausible. Here's the skinny,
    • Snapdragon 600 chipset
    • 5-inch 1080p display
    • 2GB of RAM
    • 3140 mAh battery
    Needles to say these specs have us salivating. There's more to go with this. Supposedly, Google plans to get very serious about the camera tech in the Nexus 5. They might go the "UltraPixel" route just like HTC did. This was even indirectly confirmed by Google's own Vic Gundrotta in a previous report where he indicated that Google is “committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras.” Of course this could simply be conjecture at this point, but it's not too far-fetched. Here's a quote with some more details,

    Finally, there is an indirect Nexus Tablet rumor that came along for the ride with these rumors. Supposedly, the next Nexus tablet will be the Nexus 10.2 and will feature a Snapdragon 800 processor. It looks like the rumor-mill is getting revved up for 2013!

    Source: The Verge
     
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    They left out the parts where it has 8gb of internal memory, no SD slot, and the battery is not removable. ;)
     
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    For the most part, Android OEM's have really not focused on the camera. Yeah, there are a few [phones] that have decent cameras, but I think it's the one area the IPhone really kind of sets the bar.

    I'm not a big picture guy, but for me it's basically the one area of differentiation for phones that are otherwise pretty much the same.
     
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    OMG a manufacturer actually gets it!