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Is a 5.2 inch LG Nexus 5, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, on the way?

0. phoneArena 16 Mar 2013, 10:20 posted on

With the rumor that we passed on Friday about the Motorola X being part of a whole new Dell-like way of customizing and purchasing a smartphone, we hope you have room for another dose of high stakes speculation; this rumor involves a 5.2 inch LG Nexus 5 that would be powered by the top of the line silicon from Qualcomm...

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posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:22 31

1. drpain (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


Would be amazing; sadly is false :(

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:41 12

13. Dr.Phil (Posts: 916; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


It would be amazing if it were true. I like how the person put a screenshot from the unreleased "Watch Dogs" game on it. I think that is evidence enough that this is not real. However, out of the specifications listed, I do think it is possible for the next Nexus to have the new Snapdragon 800 processor along with a possibility of 3 GB of RAM. The only thing I questioned was the 16MP OmniVision camera. If the person had left that out, then I think more people would've believed his rumor.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:57 3

18. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Google usually chooses the most powerful SOC, they would most likely use a Tegra 4.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 11:09 12

27. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


why do you think tegra4 is better than Snapdragon 800?

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 11:16

31. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


it scores a 35000 in antutu.

http://cdn01.androidauthority.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/antutu-galaxy-s4-htc-one-nvidia-tegra-4-1.jpg

Please note the Galaxy s4 used in the benchmark is a Snapdragon 600 version not the Exynos 5!

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 11:40 1

42. Guest_star (Posts: 231; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


dude, that benchmark was done on the product that is not for sale and was pludged in the wall meaning who knows how high it was clocked and how much power it needed for that score. You can't trust something like that until you see the SoC in a phone/tablet that is announced and ready for sale, if tegra4 menages that results in retail device than it surely is the most powerful SoC of its time, until then just wait and see, this rumor is probably fake anyway

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 18:06

105. user312 (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


Those phones were using snapdragon 600 not 800, snapdragon 800 would blow that away.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 00:16

106. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


well, the whole dev community knows, AnTuTu is something VERY VERY RELIABLE! /s

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 16:36 1

84. BesnikRrustemi (Posts: 43; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


for my opinion it is like this:
Nvidia Tegra 4i is smaller and built-in LTE in the chipset
so it means:
Better Games (tegra are known for great gaming graphics & special Effects)
Bigger Battery (because of smaller size- more space on the phone for bigger battery)
Better Photos (tegra 4 has special features for photos)
and its cheaper than snapdragon 800

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 11:16

32. robcar (Posts: 78; Member since: 18 Jan 2011)


It's not Google how build the phone it's LG.

LG will us Snapdragon for top performance and developers support.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 11:19

33. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


If the phone version of the Tegra 4 isn't ready by the time a new Nexus is due they would use the snapdragon 800.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 11:23

36. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Well, who knows, maybe it's real, maybe it isn't, but sadly for the sony and htc fans, it seems lg is the one pushing the envelope and going for samsung's neck, so I would be more surprised if they give us a dull thing than this. We have to wait and see, lg gave us some cool phones with terrible flaws the latest years so maybe they are redeeming themselfs with this lol

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 07:08

108. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 860; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Errr, what? LG? You mean the guys that don't update their phones? LG gives a bad name to Android, except on the Nexus 4. The new HTC One is made to compete with the Galaxy S IV and it got my attention more than the Galaxy, it looks like a better overall phone, they didn't forget any single aspect of the phone, from speakers, to the build, to the screen, etc. Galaxy S IV is just a bigger screened S III with a better camera and bigger battery which learned new tricks.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 11:34

38. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5859; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Even if it were 'real', LG wouldn't make enough of them, and the Play store would remove ordered phones right out of your cart as you were attempting to check out....

Maybe tablets with the S800 will be in production by 3Q2013, but I doubt phones will be.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 15:49 1

76. Dr.Phil (Posts: 916; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


October is considered Q4 not Q3. Also, Qualcomm already announced in January that the Snapdragon 800 chipset would indeed be found in smartphones by the middle of this year. In fact, one of the versions of the ZTE Grand Memo announced a while back is supposedly going to feature a Snapdragon 800 processor.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 16:45 1

85. darkkjedii (Posts: 11908; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Remember when everyone wondered if the N4 was true. I firmly believe "although I could be wrong" that this is the next nexus device.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 12:26

55. technut (Posts: 52; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Agreed. Besides, chances are the next Nexus will be introduced at the Google I/O conference, held May 15-17, 2013 in Moscone Center, San Francisco.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 12:36

57. jcarrigan (unregistered)


Yeah this wont come out for at least 1 1/2 yr because this is basically the perfect phone that the U.S. could have so this wont be a reality for awhile sadly because its been 5 years since ive onwed an lg device :(

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 14:27

67. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


LG copied from HTC ONE and Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 18:28 3

88. jcarrigan (unregistered)


everyone copied everyone! There isnt an original idea in the wireless industry so lets just get over that please.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:22 2

2. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


hope its better then the lg nexus 4

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 11:52 1

45. alila2 (Posts: 118; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


for sure its better , at least it have a bigger battery and more storage .

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 14:19 3

66. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


HTC One + Pure Key Lime Pie + 3 capacitive buttons instead of 2 = Best Nexus Phone Ever

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:23 2

3. ottje (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


getting it if is nexus

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:23 5

4. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


Man, that will be a monster; would like better looks than the one in pic above though.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 15:18 2

71. akki20892 (Posts: 3555; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


That's a Monster one dude.....and powerful like a chitaah........!!! great news android fans.....!!! wait for this or get HTC one or Xperia Z or ZL, and don't rush for S4 you can get if u like samsung but i don't think you will se difference between s3 except some new features......!!!

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 15:47 1

75. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 246; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


You say wait for this as if this article was posted by Google itself .. And you sound quite bias and a little upset .

Count to ten. Take a deep breath and wussah.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 18:16 1

87. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 803; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Says the guy who $u(ks a Lumia & wp8 combo.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 19:45

90. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


No, if this was true and you are a human who can think, you would never go for any other phone this year other than this. Sad, a phone that has no difference over its predecessor is more powerful than flagship phones this year who made giant leaps from theirs

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 08:46

100. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


Why are u against GS4? Of-course all phones are at the stage where not much features will be diff from one to another. You get a better hardware and some "new features" Take an example of iphone 4, 4s, and 5 and even I don't think we will see a whole new phone with 5s.
Having said that, we wont see too many changes in NEXUS-X or Nexus-5 from Nexus-4. So, dont trash talk other phones.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 14:51

104. akki20892 (Posts: 3555; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


sorry guys.....all phones are great........!!!

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:25 8

5. Secondhead (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Someday.. Smartphone will be more powerfull than ur PC at home..

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:33 10

11. ebubekir26 (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


no, but smartphones are getting faster, like the laptops on 2010 or 2011,
but don't forget pc's and laptops are getting better an better too

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:46

15. exor430 (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)


It only possible if there is not a single innovation in PC. What highest end smartphone this year can do? Just surfing internet, viewing document, sharing file, playing flash game faster but not better..

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 12:25

54. Secondhead (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Lets see what smartphone bring to us today.. Even better and better.. I mean for a worker like me only have amd quadcore 4 gig of ram and 1 gig of vga is really enough for work.. And didnt have a plan to upgrade for 3 or 4 years.. Not like a smartphone.. We always wanted to upgrade it.. Thats how I said before.. Someday our smartphone more powerfull than our pc :)

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 00:18

107. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Well, as a starter, my 8X is theoretically more powerful than my netbook.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:25 7

6. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


If this is true, then this is my new phone!!!!

If LG markets the hell out of this, I can see it beating the Galaxy s4

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:58 8

20. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Samsung will probably spend more on advertising the S4 than the amount of $ LG will make from the phone lol.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:28 4

7. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 103; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


16MP not 16GB, just saying!

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:29 2

8. TheMaxColonel (Posts: 48; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


When is there going to be a new Nexus 10? Keep the same resolution but add a better processor.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 11:11 1

29. Taters (Posts: 3259; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


What? The Nexus 10 has the best processor currently available. Maybe the Qualcomm 800 might be able to beat it, but I doubt it. The thing is rated at 8w and the Exynos 5 Octa, Tegra 4i, and Qualcomm 800 probably throttles at 2w to be able to live off of a cell phone battery. Not sure if the Tegra 4 is for real but it could be more powerful if the benchmarks are true.

The Nexus 10 chip is a crazy power house A15 chip with no restrictions, similar to the A6X. Don't get confused here. The A6 in the iphone 5 only matches the A5X in the ipad 3 in fllops. the A6X is a whole different league, like the Exynos 5 dual in the Nexus 10 is a whole other league.

The reason it benches so low is stock Android 4.2.2 benches really low AND that screen has a ridiculous amount of pixels to push. It still runs amazing though.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 12:09 2

50. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


The GPU is underpowered which is a pretty big problem with a 300+ ppi 10 inch tablet pushing a ton of pixels.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 15:49

77. Taters (Posts: 3259; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The GPU is not under powered. It is pretty hardcore. Go read up on it more.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 09:53

102. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 860; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Sorry you are lying to yourself if you think the Nexus 10's GPU is not underpowered, don't you know that the screen resolution of the Nexus 10 is too much for that GPU? It might play all games smoothly but i doubt it will have full effects, medium or low at best. The resolution is too high for any mobile GPU at the moment save for the upcoming Adreno 330, Mali-658 and Tegra 4's Geforce ULP. Would love to own a Nexus 10 but for the reason above i'm waiting for a new Nexus 7.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 12:26 2

56. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Uh, no.. scores around 2400 in Geekbench.
The S4 with S600 initial scores?
Over 3100

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 15:51

78. Taters (Posts: 3259; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Yes and the Exynos dual in the Nexus 10 would score way over 3100 if it had only a 1080p screen and touchwiz.

Please go to Anandtech and read up on it again please.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 17:07

86. Taters (Posts: 3259; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Look at the Chrome book scores and not the Android 4.2.2 scores for a better idea of how powerful the Exynos 5 Dual is.

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 02:37 1

96. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Your case is not good.

What would be S4's score on 720p display and a superlight Chrome OS?
That didn't crossed your mind?

posted on 17 Mar 2013, 03:27

97. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Actually there is no geekbench score for Chromebook.
Apparently it's not supported:

http://wideinfo.org/review-samsungs-new-arm-chromebook-gets-by-without-intel-ins

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 16:15 1

82. TheMaxColonel (Posts: 48; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


I want a new Nexus 10 with a better camera, same resolution and a
better processor. I know it is very powerful but in the future there will be even better. and maybe make it a bit lighter :P

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:31 2

9. robcar (Posts: 78; Member since: 18 Jan 2011)


Looks beautiful on the picture. Hope it's the real deal.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:32 3

10. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5558; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Wow, I must say it is amazing!

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 15:20

73. akki20892 (Posts: 3555; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Dream Phone for Android User maybe, no 100% heck yeah

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:36 1

12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2135; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Obvious fake specs, they went way over the top to believe it.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:59

21. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Woudln't be to suprising if in May they made a Nexus 5 with specs like this.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:41

14. mocir (Posts: 20; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Ridiculous.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:50

16. Mube1 (Posts: 153; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Atleast not for year 2013 except qualcomm snapdragon 800

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 10:54 1

17. marchels14 (unregistered)


5 inches should be the limit and everything else stuff in their, when will smartphone companies will understand that i dont want to carry a more then 5 inch flagship phone in my pocket after 2 years bigger size should be for phones like note series and i dont want to buy midrange or lover quality with their crappie specks but with right screen size.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 11:04

24. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


5" is the limit of phones. It is happening right now, phones are hitting their apex of their evolution like desktops and laptops have. It will still get better, but for example I doubt we will see phones with a bigger than 1920x1080 resolution for a while because its pointless to go any bigger. We will probably see phones get more powerful till they reach around desktop intel performance in ~5 years then it will flat line and be minor stuff like improving power consumption and gpu by a little every year.

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 11:21

34. therealestmc (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


When will you understand the world does not revolve around?

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