The evidence is piling up on LG making the new Nexus device, with the Motorola rumour fading into nothingness. It seems Google has recalled their old friend to build the new Nexus 5, based on the LG G2.
A new Chinese publication details how LG will take over the development stage and manufacture the product, working closely with Google on some aspects. With LG’s push to make bezels smaller and devices thinner, the only feature Google will really want is the cheap price.
According to a specs leak, the Nexus 5 will come with a 5.2-inch full HD display, 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600, 2GB of RAM, a 10MP rear facing camera (although this could be a 13MP), 16/32GB of internal storage and a 3000mAh battery for extra battery life.
It is not exactly the mid-range device we thought they would go for with the Moto X, but LG has always been one for making expensive and powerful devices. The best part is the Nexus 5 is going to come for $299, the same as the Nexus 4.
This is a huge move by LG and if they can pull it off and leave the back buttons on the side, we may see our perfect device. Said to run Key Lime Pie at release, this would the first Nexus device with the new OS and it would mean Android 4.3 gets a short lived reign on the throne.