A seven minute video of Google's purported flagship handset, the Nexus 5, has leaked online. This news is one among the many leaks that have surfaced over the last few weeks. The tech community has now unraveled almost all details of the phone including specifications, features and much more. Interested in gaining a full understanding of the phone? Then go through the slider below.
Talking about the new video, it comes from smartphones.sfr.fr and has helped confirm many rumors that we've been hearing over the last few weeks. First off, the user in the video moves up to the "about phone" screen to show us that the device is called the "Nexus 5". However, given Google's naming scheme, the handset might even be called the Nexus 4 (2013), since the second edition of the company's 7-inch tablet was called Nexus 7 (2013).
Given that it had a very, plain, black finish on the back, it is believed that the phone is a prototype and the final version that will end up in stores. Gizbot also noted that the phone was running a "KeyLimePie" build of Android 4.4, which appears to be a nascent stage of development. We expected to see a revolutionary new launcher but instead, the changes have not been very radical.
There have been rumors in the past that Google would launch the handset this week, but there hasn't been any word from the company regarding the matter. However, the Google Play store has stopped selling the Nexus 4 device in the US, allowing us to believe that a full scale Nexus 5 launch is around the corner.
The leaked document spotted by Android Police reveal that the Nexus 5 has a 4.95-inch IPS display Full HD IPS 1080p resolution. There device will be made available in 32GB and 16GB capacities. Under the hood, it has a 2.3 GHz quad-core processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM. The makers have added a 2300mAh Li Ion battery. Reportedly, the device is said to support wireless charging. Interestingly, the 8-megapixel camera will have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) feature and a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera given. Other connectivity features include: Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G LTE, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity, Ambient Light, NFC, amongst others.
On October 9th, leaked images showed us the Nexus 5's battery. The photos are said to have come from the phone's FCC certification and show both an LG-BL-T7 pack and one labeled BL-T9. The LG BL-T7 battery is the "stepped" variety, something that we saw in the LG G2, adding more weight to theories that the Nexus 5 might be a redesigned LG G2.
This is in line with an older rumor which said that the 16GB Nexus 5 would carry a 2,300 pack for $299 while 3,000mAh 32GB unit for $399.
Half The Price Of An iPhone 5S
TechRadr has claimed that the the Nexus 5 will ship at half the price of Apple's iPhone 5S. If this does happen, it will be in line with Google's pricing scheme of the Nexus 4, whcih also retailed at inexpensive rates.
The Nexus 5 could be the first smartphone to utilize MEMS camera technology for its 8-megapixel shooter. What is MEMS? MEMS stands for micro electro mechanical sensor. The technology will make the phone capable of extremely fast autofocus, which is upto seven times quicker than current solutions. There will also be multishot and Lytro camera style functionality, which will allow it to capture and stores loads of visual information. This was reported via AndroidWorld.it, who claimed that they had access to data logs reportedly from a Nexus 5 handset.
According to the data, the Nexus 5 will have an 8-megapixel back-illuminated sensor (BSI) with an f/2.4 aperture and a 1/3.2-inch sensor size. Not impressed? But there will also be an IMX179 sensor model, which uses components produced by Digital Optics.
Fastest Android Phone To Date
The Nexus 5 might just be the fastet Android phone out there. Benchmark results from GFX bench show that the Nexus 5 will deliver graphics performance similar to the iPhone 5S and has test scores that beat the Xperia Z1 and Galaxy S4 in certain departments.