Google's next-gen Nexus smartphone has become an intense topic of discussion even before its official release, courtesy of rumour mills that seem to be working overtime in order to report about the various hardware and software aspects of the next Nexus iteration.
As per earlier rumours, Google's next Nexus iteration is supposed to be launched between late October and early November, as Nexus X instead of Nexus 6. Motorola is rumoured to supply handsets to Google for the latter's Nexus X initiative.
Now, according to latest rumours, the Nexus X may have a much affordable companion, in the form of an advanced Nexus 5 (previous-generation Nexus) variant.
According to a TKTechnews report, LG, which supplied handsets to Google, for the internet giant's Nexus 5 smartphone series, could showcase a 64GB variant of the Nexus 5 in the near future, maybe during the same time period as that of the Nexus X launch.
The TKTechnews report, quoting an insider source, states that LG's 64GB Nexus 5 is likely to be aimed at people looking at buying a fairly decent smartphone on a shoestring budget.
Also, Nexus 5 64GB is expected to cost slightly more than the current Nexus 5 32GB variant that is available to buy from Google's Play Store costing £298 (approximately) or $430 or INR 33,000.
Handsets for Google Nexus 5 are supplied by LG, and these smartphones were released last year, and the devices found acclaim and acceptance among people as well.
Key Hardware Aspects of LG Nexus 5
- 4.95in IPS touchscreen display enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3
- Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, upgradeable to Android 4.4.4 KitKat
- 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- 8MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front snapper
- 2GB RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage area; no microSD card slot for expansion
- Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, NFC and microUSB connectivity
- 2,300 Li-Polymer battery with a claimed talktime of 17 hours on 3G
Android L update
Google's Android L, which was showcased by the company at its IO Developer Conference earlier this year, is expected to hit a chain of Nexus devices in October 2014.
These devices are the Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.