Google’s Nexus 5 Android smartphone made in partnership with LG is shaping up to be a one of a kind beast if the rumors doing rounds and benchmark results demonstrating the device’s unrivalled graphics capability. Nexus 5 is expected to be a powerful high end smartphone based on LG’s G2 design and specifications. Google is expected to announce the smartphone in a matter of days – sometime in October – but not all information regarding its features, specs and availability are still just a rumor. Benchmark test results that the guys at Phone Arena came across on GFXBench reveal a lot regarding the features and specs of the phone, we will tear it up bit by bit.
Google and other retailers are gradually getting rid of Nexus 4 from the shelves with a price cut of 100 bucks in preparation of Nexus 5 whose images have appeared here and there over the past month. These benchmark results re-affirm the fact that the device will be a high-end high-performance 5 incher features a high-performance graphics that trashes all of its Android competitors including Sony Xperia Z1, LG’s G2, HTC’s One, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and even iPhone 5. The performance of the Nexus 5’s graphics is only comparable to Apple’s iPhone 5s which was released just a few days ago.
The device sports a 5.2 inch 1,920 x 1,080 full HD OLED display, a .3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor matched with a 2 GB RAM, it will have 3 GB RAM just like Samsung’s recently launched Galaxy Note 3 http://thedroidguy.com/2013/09/sprint-galaxy-note-3-galaxy-gear-arriving-october-4/, a 2,700 mAh battery pack and a 13 megapixel rear camera but perhaps the most intriguing factor is that it may be the first device to come with the latest version of Android 4.4 KitKat. You can check out some leaked videos of Nexus 5 on BGR.
Based on Google’s history, Nexus 5 is expected to be an affordable handset and the first to feature a Smart GPS-assisted camera module according to Patent filings filed by Google. This is something that LG’s G2, Nexus 5’s ‘base design’, does not have. However, it is unclear whether this feature is a software or a hardware feature.