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Nexus 5 to be more compact, skip the 1080p screen and focus on camera instead?

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Nexus 5 to be more compact, skip the 1080p screen and focus on camera instead?
The Nexus 5, the supposed name for the next-generation Nexus smartphone by Google, might be a device totally different than the rest of the high-end Androids. While Google has consistently backed the 4.7-inch form factor for phones, this new Nexus will not be made to compete with other large 1080p phones, and will instead offer a more compact size with the focus being on camera performance, according to our tipster.

According to information our tipster got, the Nexus 5 will skip on the 1080p craze and launch with a 4.5-inch 720p IPS screen. The display will take up 88% of the front of the phone, the most of any phone, and that should mean a drastically narrower bezel.

The key words about the Nexus 5 are compactness, huge battery life and great camera.

The device is said to actually feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core chip downclocked to 1.5GHz and come with a whopping 2800mAh battery. There will be no expandable storage.

What’s most interesting is that Google is expected to bring a top notch 9-megapixel CCD camera. That would be very strange - if it happens - as nearly all cameras including ones in smartphones now use a CMOS sensor that is quicker to process images.

Those are all interesting whispers we are hearing, but bear in mind that nothing has yet been confirmed by Google. In that description the Nexus 5 would definitely be an interesting device. How likely is all that to happen, though? Let us know your thoughts below.

Thanks, anonymous!

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posted on 25 Mar 2013, 07:13 15

1. jade272727 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


Yahoo!

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 07:43 26

18. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Google ! :D

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:00 15

25. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Bing !

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:02 11

26. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Ask Jeeves!

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:41 20

35. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


Pirate Bay!

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:57 12

40. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


windows......

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 09:35 3

48. WyclefJean (Posts: 44; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Alta Vista....
baby

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 09:48 17

50. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Youtube!
(Wait, that's not right)

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 07:16

91. hipnotika (Posts: 353; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


Thing :P

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 11:18 5

55. Evil.Bunny (Posts: 41; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


Ask.com !

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 16:45 3

80. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


redtube
(i mean yeah go google bing and yahoo)

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 16:55 2

82. maxspecs (Posts: 37; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


wiki !

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 18:30 6

83. CoveyD (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


What a bunch of internet fanbois.. always thinking your internet is best. ARPAnet ftw

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 05:49 1

90. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 153; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


Baidu!

(whatever that means !!)

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 03:00 2

88. BitterTruth (unregistered)


Phonearena.com !

posted on 26 Mar 2013, 05:28

89. jade272727 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


I commented "Yahoo!" because Google will release their new innovation...

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 07:13 32

2. naveenstuns (Posts: 173; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


"1080p is just a battery killer"

smart google

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 07:34 15

12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Actually it is not. There is no notable difference in screen drainage between the HTC One X and the One, and PA did not mention the SIV screen eating away battery too quickly.

Furthermore, the IPS of the 720p Nexus 4 seems to be hungrier than the SLCD of the One or the TFT of the Xperia Z both at 1080p, and the Oppo Find 5 scores roughly the same screen on time with FHD.

Of course 720p RGB is perfectly sufficient for a 4,5" screen, but I'm sure for the Nexus FIVE ppl. would want a 5" display, and why not? The SD600 is powerful enough to support it and I doubt FHD screen manufacturing in Q3 2013 is more expensive than 720p was a year before.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 07:46 15

21. edgabimbam (unregistered)


but what's the point to have Full HD screen on ~5" display when you wont notice any difference comparing with 720p? Only loosing more power just for having same effect?
What next? Ultra HD screen? marketing ftw?

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:23 5

30. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


So last year talk.

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 08:04

92. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


if you have 1080p videos, why would you want to watch it on a 720p screen??

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:52 11

39. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I would choose a 4.5 inch 720p device with a good camera, Snapdragon 600, 2800mAh over a 5 inch 1080p device with Snapdragon 600...ANYDAY, ANYTIME!!

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 09:13 3

44. dragonite99 (unregistered)


ok......

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:58 12

41. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


I used to think like you...

But ever since I've seen HTC one and GS4 1080p screen, I can't go back

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 09:14 3

45. dragonite99 (unregistered)


true!

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 07:14 12

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Specs aren't that impressive but hey sounds good :)

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 07:42 3

17. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yeah I agree, but they should've put Snapdragon 800 in it, not 600. I'm also excited about the 9MP CCD camera. But this is just a rumor, may be real, may be fake, who knows?

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 07:51 1

22. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


They just might go the Ultrapixel way.. Then that would be awesome if it's an 8MP one.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:07 1

27. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Ultrapixel? I hope not, because it will delay like the HTC One.

posted on 25 Mar 2013, 08:13 2

28. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Emphasis on experience than specs. Good boy Google.

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