Nexus 5 to be more compact, skip the 1080p screen and focus on camera instead?
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.
80. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 720; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
(i mean yeah go google bing and yahoo)
83. CoveyD (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)
What a bunch of internet fanbois.. always thinking your internet is best. ARPAnet ftw
88. BitterTruth (unregistered)
89. jade272727 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)
I commented "Yahoo!" because Google will release their new innovation...
2. naveenstuns (Posts: 152; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)
"1080p is just a battery killer"
12. _Bone_ (Posts: 1995; 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.
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?
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??
39. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; 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!!
44. dragonite99 (unregistered)
41. MrJerry (Posts: 373; 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
45. dragonite99 (unregistered)
3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
Specs aren't that impressive but hey sounds good :)
17. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4651; 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?
22. jsdechavez (Posts: 652; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
They just might go the Ultrapixel way.. Then that would be awesome if it's an 8MP one.
27. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4651; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Ultrapixel? I hope not, because it will delay like the HTC One.
28. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Emphasis on experience than specs. Good boy Google.
36. sergiobr (Posts: 269; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
It would be nice a 60fps movie !!! Adios S4, moving to Google.
42. jan25 (Posts: 350; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
Depends when they are planning to release it. A summer release will make the Nexus 5 relevant, but a fall-winter release? Snapdragon 800 makes more sense in that case.
4. alila2 (Posts: 116; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
nice , 4.5 with on screen buttons that mean only 4.3 is usable , the compactness is always a plus but hope its 4.7 screen.and please a 32GB version . if you want to sell it like hot cakes.
5. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 154; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
Any yet to be announced device should include at least 8 cores and at least 16MP cameras, else it would just be just not competitive by the time it comes out.
9. troutsy (Posts: 197; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
"Make the device good, regardless of specs" seems to be a pretty competitive strategy for our favorite fruit company.
Leave the 8-core and 16MP garbage to the cave trolls arguing over tech-peen.
6. wendygarett (unregistered)
False rumors, fake fake fake :p
7. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 818; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I'd think that the Nexus 5 would have a 5 inch screen.. . Right?
8. nostarwhere (Posts: 9; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)
4.5" would be perfect; hope it's light weight too.
46. dragonite99 (unregistered)
onscreen buttons will eat almost 0.3 inches like on nexus 4
10. f1r3z0r (Posts: 75; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Sound right because If you need bigger screen use a phablet
I will go for better truly HDR camera instead of 1080 screen resolution
What do you need such as high end screen for? If the phone can't take clear pictures or videos
14. Andrewtst (Posts: 238; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
The most fake rumors I ever seen. 100% fake!
This spec more likely next iPhone, definitely not Nexus 5.
15. jove39 (Posts: 1196; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
You have worst ever tipster! Google should go for 5" 1080p
24. jsdechavez (Posts: 652; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
It stands no chance against the competition. Supply chain issues. Screen quality issues. Camera issues..etc
33. joesseth (Posts: 56; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)
Would you like a 1080p 5" full screen phone?
20. jan25 (Posts: 350; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
I couldn't careless for the 1080p displays, i am sold the moment i heard about 2800 mAh battery and the snapdragon 600. Never really cared much about the camera department in smartphones but it is great to hear about an improvent.
23. protozeloz (Posts: 5284; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
29. MistB (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Clearly fake, the 'tipster' coming with this rumour obviously doesn't like big screen 1080p phones (like the majority on here) and thinks that the S800 is too powerful for a phone and destined only for a tablet, eg: small minded thinker appropriating specs that suit him and others with the same mindset. Can see this from a mile off, unless Google or the Android team give you leaked info fast forward 6-8 months from now, it's pretty much BS.
34. srk_srinivas (Posts: 20; Member since: 27 Dec 2010)
I wish the screen should be 1366x768 with physical buttons
38. marchels14 (unregistered)
Boring last years high end smartphone, i hope this doesn't become true. And if it will hapen it will be this years mid range phone,so disappointing from google.