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

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Is a 5.2 inch LG Nexus 5, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, on the way?
Nothing like kicking back on a Saturday and chewing over an amazing rumor. According to a person who claims to work for Google, LG is working on a phone code named the LG "Megalodon." The source says that the next Nexus handset will be coming to the market this October and that Google is looking at different models from different manufacturers to see which one will be anointed the Nexus 5. This is allegedly LG's contribution.

The LG Megalodon is supposedly equipped with a 5.2 inch FHD OLED display with a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor under the hood, and 3GB of RAM (!) aboard. The phone will be available in 16GB, 32GB or 64GB variations and offer a 16MP camera made by OmniVision on back. The camera would be able to capture 4k video at 30 fps and 1080p video at 60fps (!!). The 2.1MP front-facing shooter takes self-portraits and supports video chats. The front-facing camera also captures 1080p video at 30fps. A 3300mAh Lithium Polymer cell keeps the gerbils spinning on the wheel and the unit will have front-facing stereo speakers. The phone would be controlled through a series of gestures to perform tasks like navigation and zooming.

Now to us, it sounds like someone just wrote down everything that he would like to see on a phone and created this Frankenstein monster. With a phone like this, we could...rule the world! Seriously though, this one is going straight to the rumor closet to be put away for another day. It is nice to consider though, eh?

source: AndroidandMe

Is this the LG Megalodon?

Is this the LG Megalodon?

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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: 1613; 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.


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: 963; 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: 44; 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: 110; 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: 1122; 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: 5993; 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: 1613; 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: 24329; 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: 74; 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: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

hope its better then the lg nexus 4

posted on 16 Mar 2013, 11:52 1

45. alila2 (Posts: 158; 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: 3902; 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: 403; 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: 813; 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.

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