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Rumor: Google Nexus 5 might feature a revolutionary camera with Nikon branding

0. phoneArena 18 Mar 2013, 04:04 posted on

Our tipster claims that the camera module will feature a "triple camera sensor thing" and have Nikon branding, which raises all sorts of questions for us, and we can't wait to verify the last claim: "camera is selling point, testing module now is better than everything else..."

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posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:10 3

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5750; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Google would seem to be motivated to up their game in the camera department. Vic's tweet would confirm that. Timing seems about right as well. I only hope Google gets their act together with the release. Especially the function of the Play store.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:18 10

17. PhoneLuver (Posts: 466; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


Didn't we hear last year that the camera was the least favourite module that users want upgraded? This year all we hear is camera, camera, camera!?!

Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that they are finally doing the camera some justice, It's the confusing messages I don't like.

I bet next year it will all be about wireless charging.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:19 4

19. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


but camera without replaceable battery is a complete nonsense!

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 07:13 2

36. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


could any one imagine a photo-camera (DSLR) with an in-built battery?? just an iD*ot :)

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 09:11 7

47. mariosraptor (Posts: 109; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


could you imagine an insanely big sensor with only 8gb onboard?
1.2.3 pics later. oops memory full.
FAIL

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 14:12 1

56. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


Every Nexus Ive ever had had expandable memory what are you talking about?

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 14:32 1

57. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


Nexus 4? show me something decent, thank you :-)

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:12 21

2. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


i want next Nexus with Sony brand on top. pleaaaaase Google.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:42 14

10. XperiaUser (unregistered)


Sony Nexus with a revolutionary camera "JUST WOW"

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:53 8

14. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


well, i think they're sticking to LG

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:58 7

15. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


i think they can sell better with Sony.
it can be a great boost both for Google and Sony.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:55 2

25. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


maybe next year..:(

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 06:38

30. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2446; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


They said they're prepping one for japan, so who knows :)

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 09:01 3

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


or Samsung ;-)

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 06:54 6

32. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Don't worry, Sony and Google will make it, we just have to be patient.

Sony Xperia Nexus we are waiting for you!

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 06:58 3

34. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


If this Nexus 5 specs is real, LG will definitely blow all the other Nexus devices away.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 17:11

58. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6437; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Sony nexus 6! Thats what im waiting & hoping for. So im skipping every nexus device for a Sony. terminate my contract

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 21:37

60. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


i want next Nexus with "ANY"brand on top.EXCEPT L.G
pleaaaaase Google.

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 10:23 1

66. JunitoNH (Posts: 893; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Anyone, but $amsung please..............

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:12 6

3. darkskoliro (Posts: 970; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Any white OLEDs?

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:16 3

4. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Still waiting for an affordable 64 gigs. NAND flash would be great....Ive had enough of these camera gimmicks....if Google can at least provide an affordable handset with a whopping 64 gigs, they might take a chunk off Samsung or HTC 's pie....

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:18 3

5. blackice214 (Posts: 163; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


screw the camera i want a better phone.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:18 5

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


Megalodon did sound a little too good to be the truth, but not imposible...on the other hand...this, this sounds, well, just ordinary, even for todays specs, let alone for Q3 so I really think they will go either with T4 or S800...good work on the cam though...and abut that thing u said about RAM, will someone explain to me why is it whacky to put 2 modules that have 1,5GB to ake 3GB ram?

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 10:19 1

49. McLTE (Posts: 695; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Seriously.. I have a Note2 and I cannot imagine the performance being an issue this fall when the Nexus phone comes out.

Now.. the GS4 and One will whip my Note2 handily.. but I don't care!

We are at a time when processor performance is so good that phones coming out today will last for quite a long time.

As for the memory and putting 2 modules taht have 1.5 GB on them.. it's due to the way memory is created and how the math is done.. skipping the exact details, you will ALWAYS see memory in even numbers.. 2, 4, 8, 16.. etc

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 12:58

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


I know how it is made, they can easily put 2x1,5 GB and make it 3 GB no problem at all, I forgot if S800 or T4 support 3 channel memory, that would be awesome and it would make 3GB of RAM the most logical soluion

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:27

7. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Sounds like stacked sensors to me, probably similar to HTC One's; but if they are not going to sacrifice phone thickness and stuff in a small sensor, whatever branding they put, the camera will still be average. A big sensor is important. I believe the branding is only used as a selling point, people hearing Nikon's name on the phone will be attracted to it.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:28 3

8. _Bone_ (Posts: 2126; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


You know what's great too? These. Can you guess the product?

http://www.abload.de/img/2013031418580229100hmu27.jpg
http://www.abload.de/img/2013031418564299500lpkpb.jpg
http://www.abload.de/img/2013031419393338112sru93.jpg
http://attach.sogi.com.tw/cf_forum/201303/2013031509341563344b.jpg
http://www.abload.de/img/20130315part3_pic01bdktl.jpg
http://cdn.tinhte.vn/attachments/20130314_124520-jpg.1021146
http://cdn.tinhte.vn/attachments/20130314_124940-jpg.1021226

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:39 1

9. darkskoliro (Posts: 970; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Wow they are nice. Spill? :P

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:47 5

13. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3011; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Faithfully yours,
Galaxy S4.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:52

24. _Bone_ (Posts: 2126; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Thumbs up for you.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:56

27. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3011; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Wasn't so hard to figure it out man...just two images and it got me.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:43 2

11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3011; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Daniel P, that conversation between Vick and Sizar was from last year...used for another article, probably before the launch of Nexus 4.
It's surprising you used it for this article again.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:19 2

18. Daniel.P (Posts: 99; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


Hi, Nathan_ingx, not really, see the posts above in the February, 2013 conversation thread at G+ here:https://plus.google.com/+VicGundotra/posts/GRiKrc41oGL

The next posts also refer to Vic's "insanely great" comment, like this one:

"Mario Sferrazza Feb 18, 2013
Really? Insanely great?!?! I really wish this company had more originality. It shows everywhere. Although, if you guys gotta get your inspiration from somewhere, you cold do a lot worse. "

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:39

22. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3011; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Alright Sir! My bad... It's just that the conversation was strikingly similar! Or atleast, it ended that way :)

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:51 3

23. Daniel.P (Posts: 99; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


Haha, too bad the Nexus 4 camera didn't end up being "insanely great" ;)

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:55 1

26. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3011; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


That was a disappointment!!
I'd like Vic to define the term "insanely great" he uses.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 04:44

12. Bozzor (Posts: 114; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Actually, Megalodon specs as stated are quite possible - not now, but in the October timeframe. Remember, that is still 6+ months away, a long time in mobile handset lifecycles. If the Galaxy SIV was mooted end of September, we'd have said "No way!" Specs were so far ahead of the pack that it would seem crazy. But for end of the year, it would be top end but plausible. And mid 2014, it will be solid upper but nowhere near the top.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 07:20 4

38. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 818; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Err what? All the Galaxy S IV hardware is evolutionary and not revolutionary, by that time people already knew HTC was doing a 1080p phone, as it was posted a rumour on theverge on August 6, 13 MP cameras are also the standard for 2013 nothing to see there and the so called OCTA is nothing more than ARM's big.little renamed. And still the same, soap like design with cheap plastic, while they had better designs with better build quality as it was suggested by various tech sites. Samsung lost all the respect from me as they are getting too greedy and are cutting corners (on build quality) just to have more profit, other companies like Sony, HTC, Apple and even LG make great looking bodies with build quality to match, why can't the world's top manufacturer do the same?

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:01 2

16. rizevnarastek (Posts: 330; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


I have a strong feeling the next Nexus phone is going to be made by HTC...

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 06:56 2

33. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


HTC Nexus One?

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:26 3

20. rdeleonp (Posts: 43; Member since: 21 Jan 2012)


Snapdragon 600? Not much of an upgrade, then.

They *really* should aim for the 800.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:29 1

21. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Or the (cough) blazingly fast TEGRA 4...at least according to Nvidia and their souped up test tablet

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 06:42 2

31. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2446; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Tegra 4 would be nice

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 05:57 1

28. pronav (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


if next nexus will have a Nikon camera then Google will blast away apple and windows phone out of phone battle

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 06:14 1

29. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)


Insane camera and video with insane storage. where would we put the video and camera if only 16 gb max? My phone has 16 GB sd card with 8 mp camera and 720p video already full without any video left in it

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 07:01

35. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


If the Nexus 5 specs are real, LG will definitely blow all other Nexus devices away.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 07:16

37. Trex95 (Posts: 543; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Good news. Finally Google wake up and please google fix the lag issue with Android.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 08:29 5

44. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Lol, stop using gingerbread

posted on 19 Mar 2013, 01:48

62. Trex95 (Posts: 543; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


I'm using JB 4.2.2 duhhh

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 07:36 2

39. SuperNexus (Posts: 115; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


I am waiting for next Nexus...............

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 07:51

40. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


It's funny how everyone's bashing Nokia for putting focus on the camera department. However, since 808 and a bit later 920 were unveiled, a race has started.
HTC tried to steal the show using its overrated one "ultrablahblah" tech, sony, as always, failed to deliver something more than just average exmor rs sensor in xperia z, and now even google is trying to grab a piece of pie trying to collaborate with nikon (just like motorola did with canon a few years ago).

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 08:08

41. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6437; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


This is going too be 1 awesome phone!

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 08:16

42. yazbuh (Posts: 28; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


A 5 incher nexus I will buy it not matter the brand cuase I know its with the Google standards, plus a great camera WOW, I've been over due for an upgrade thinking of the HTC one, Xperia Z, or the S4, but can wait for for a few more months if this deserves the wait, I'm still fine with my 4.2 Galaxy Nexus though...

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 08:19 5

43. superguy (Posts: 271; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Geez, would it kill Google to actually put a usable amount of storage on these phones if they're not going to include an SD card?

16 should be the minimum in that case. WTF is up with 8GB?

It seems really dumb to create a high end phone and then gimp it with limited storage. Not everyone has access to the cloud all of the time, nor does everyone have the bandwidth to continuously access it.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 08:51 3

45. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 319; Member since: 07 May 2012)


8GB is useless without micro sd,minimum should be 16/32 without expandable storage,they need to rank it up to 32/64/128 if no micro sd slot.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 09:47

48. MartyK (Posts: 711; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Maybe we need to start a petition to Google to offer two types of Nexus with and without SD SLOT phone!.

btw, thumb up to you SIR!!!!

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 10:40

50. imkyle (Posts: 983; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I think we are al ready to see the new Nexus 5.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:12

51. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


NEXUS 5 FTW!!!

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 11:31 1

52. blazee (Posts: 270; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


My next phone is gonna be either the next nexus or Motorola x

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 13:59

54. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


so is google doing nexus lg model and moto X phone with 5.0 os ....im so lost

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