5" Droid Incredible X to be the... Google Nexus 5?

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Geez, it's pretty busy here in the world of mobile these days. Last week we had the announcement of the new Windows Phone-powered HTCs and the launch of the iPhone 5, but this week is also starting strongly, as we now have this crazy rumor going that the 5" Droid Incredible X, which we've seen leak a few times, will end up being a device called Google Nexus 5!

Ever since Google introduced the Asus-made Nexus 7 tablet, which made "great hardware" and "low price" possible in the same sentence, we've been expecting the tech giant to continue completing this line-up with devices of other screen sizes. Well, we actually expected to see a Nexus 10 first, but if this new rumor is correct, the next Nexus handset is going to feature a 5" screen, making i a "phablet" offering, comparable to the Note II and LG Intuition. Of course, this information is far from confirmed, so you should take everything with a generous pinch of salt.

Anyways, according to an unnamed, but allegedly "very reliable" insider, the Droid Incredible X (which some of us expected to get announced during last week's HTC event), will become the Nexus 5, and what a Note II alternative this is going to be! First of all, it's said to sport a gorgeous 1080x1920-pixel display (we told you you were going to need a lot of salt...), Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with LTE (also available in the upcoming LG Optimus G), 12MP main camera, 2MP FF one, 2,500mAh battery and up to 64GB internal storage, which sounds plausible, when you have in mind that Google usually avoids putting microSD card slots in its Nexus devices. Software-wise, the device is expected to come with Android 4.1.2, which is said to bring some improvements to Project Butter (UI responsiveness/smoothness), additional lockscreen functionality and the usual set of bug-fixes.

With HTC not doing too well these days, could this be the device that would get it back in the game? Well, one thing is certain - even if this device has the Nexus branding on it, it will have some helluva hard time competing against Samsung's Galaxy Note II.

source: GSMArena

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108 Comments

1. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Htc? I'll past,,..-,-

5. baldilocks

Posts: 1493; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

You can't even use the correct word, so I am sure you don't even have the means to even purchase a phone to begin with. HTC = Quality.

15. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

htc hasnt been known for quality for years.

21. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

^^^^ What are you talking about? Your statement is the most wrong thing I have read in years. lol How can you say that? Just go to any Best Buy mobile store & look at a HTC One X or even the HTC One S & please say that it's not high quality. You obviously don't know of what you speak of!

36. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I own the Dinc2. No chipped paint/finish, weird colored paint, screen lifting issue, creaking plastic body, burned in screen, or call reception problems. HTC rocks. Gotta love that rubberized feel.

40. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Thank you. I know exactly what you are talking about. +1

78. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Don't know about your Dinc2 but the EVO LTE is one of the highest quality superphones out there, if not the highest. HTC makes quality products and most people in the industry agree. Of course, every manufacturer has issues, with HTC it's usually the exception, not the norm.

80. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

so many agree that HTC is the best that they are a few more quarters away from going to the "other" category with ZTE.... Me thinks your fanboyism is not matching reality.

45. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

HTC not known quality? HTC Evo OG is quality. my parents have had theirs since day one and they still run great. i rooted them and installed a custom 4.0 ics rom on them and it is great

63. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

Aside from the software/radio issue that plagued the first LTE phone ever (Thunderbolt), HTC has put out nothing but solid products. This is coming from a current Thunderbolt owner. Even then the software/radio issue was a minor problem for me.

99. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

My last two Thunderbolts have had terrible build quality (2nd one replaced the 1st due to a cracked screen). While my GN that replaced the TB doesn't feel as solid due to it's lighter weight, it has survived better than HTC. I tried the Razr and would say that takes the cake of the three, well four if you include any iPhone (at the very bottom, easiest to scratch and break).

102. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

HTC may not be the best handset seller, but if i want to get a phone with robust build quality, the first name that comes to my mind is HTC, then Sony/Moto..

108. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Where the h*** are you trolls coming from?

43. eDiesel

Posts: 142; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Htc=ugly

46. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

eDiesel=blind

77. eDiesel

Posts: 142; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

my vision is so great that i saw how ugly it is.

57. jed27

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

HTC One X is ugly?!

69. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

i saw the one X in person for 1st time and i was like damnnnnnnnn thats sexy ;D

79. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Best looking phones, in my eyes. No, just best looking phones, period!

71. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

I used a HTC windows 6.5 device long back...with HTC(Quality) you never need to look back...

20. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Not if it's a Nexus device. HTC makes some GREAT looking phones & uses some nice materials. Their build quality is EXCELLENT. It's just their Sense UI that has held them back, but if this DOES turn out to be a Nexus 5 then guess what???? NO Sense just PURE Google Android 4.1.2!!! Glorious NEWS!!! Buy, buy Samsung Galaxy Note II & hello HTC Nexus 5. Holy crap this is indeed turning into the Verizon holiday season to remember. All the BEST phones money can buy on the BEST 4G LTE carrier in the U.S. Also there is talk about 2013 being the year 4G LTE advance hits the U.S. Verizon AGAIN in the forefront.

22. wendygarett unregistered

WTF don't you wanna get note 2 so badly??? And I thought you concern more on high s dude... Note 2 is definitely suit you coz nexus 5 will gonna have very low spec despite 1080p screen lol

24. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

S4 pro + stock Android + HTC's build quality = owning the competition.

28. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

^^^^ :-) You my friend are 1,000,000% correct. If I could give you a +100 I would! lol +1 will do!

34. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

But wait: "Design from SONY"....! Not the S4pro, MPQ8064 the next level.

41. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Sony is great also. I would not mind that at all.

25. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

They are claiming this "Nexus 5" will have a 5” 1080p HD screen a quad-core Qualcomm Krait S4 Pro with Adreno 320, 1.5 to 2GB memory storage, a 12MP camera & it will have PURE Google Android 4.1.2 all wrapped up in HTC's wonderful build quality. That is a dream come true to ME because it will be a DEVELOPERS DREAM. I root & a Nexus device is made for the root community. lol If this is true I am so getting this phone!!!!!

29. wendygarett unregistered

Lol thats good for you... Having a rooted device without void the warranty... Nice tho :) but don't get mad with me bro, when it comes to 5... I prefer iPhone 5 >.

33. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Wendy a Red from me.

42. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol You are so funny. lol I can respect that. To each is own!

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