Nexus 5 (2014) benchmarks leak, reveal Android 5.0 Lion surprise

The new Nexus might end up being called simple the Nexus 5 (2014). That’s the latest rumor coming via a leak, allegedly originating from the GFXBench application. 

But that’s hardly the biggest surprise: the big revelation is the name of the Android version it features - Android 5.0 Lion. Do keep in mind, though, that previous leaks from this source (@emtleaks) do not hold up to any standard, so keep an eye out as this might be a fabrication.

After rumors about the new Android carrying the codename Lollipop, and then Lemon Meringue Pie, we’re now hearing about Lion, but it makes a lot of sense. 

After Google partnered with Nestle for Android 4.4 KitKat, why not explore the partnership to yet another popular Nestle sweet treat: Lion?

It all sounds logical, but is far from being set in stone. In fact, it’s merely one of many rumors that compete for your attention with the new Nexus. 

Take a look at the screenshot below, listing the Nexus 5 (2014) with the following specs:

  • 5.2-inch display with 1440 x 2560-pixel (Quad HD) resolution 
  • Android 5.0 Lion
  • Snapdragon 805 running at up to 2.7GHz, Adreno 420
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage
  • 12-megapixel rear cam, 2-megapixel front shooter

What do you think about such a configuration: would you buy a Nexus 5 (2014) if it looked like this?

source: @emtleaks via (translated)

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  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
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  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)



1. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

How is the screenshot that long, it looks like a screenshot of rumored iPhone 10 last year. :D On Topic: These are some bad ass specs, will be a killer. (PS Keep the price in mind, before bashing me up)

10. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

battery capacity is vital.

16. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

yeah, with that QuadHD, it should be 3000ish.(At least)

62. steedsofwar unregistered

I don't think Google will be pushing the boat out with QHD. They will probably stick with FHD. Instead they will focus rightfully on optimising the software for widely available hardware. The other spec I would worry about is the 5.2" display size. Unless they can make it as compact as the LG G2, it will be too uncomfortable for a lot of people.

68. engineer-1701d unregistered

With the new battery power saver they could do it I have 720 on my gs3 its fine. But how nice would it be android lion bar man I want to go to wegmans and get one now.


Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

This is an interesting story, but there is another story saying that the Next Nexus WILL definitely have a 5.9" screen. Why imply that his is that phone. The implying of false information makes you like foolish. There is a rumor that there will be a 5.2 Nexus so why not just say the Nexus may of 2 sizes and the 5.2" size may be called the Nexus 5 2014.....that I have heard.

69. engineer-1701d unregistered

Google would never do 5.9 they seen the g flex flop

43. John.v2

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

QHD will be backed by a ginormous 2200mah battery but hey nexus buffs dont need big battery, this is how virginn android rolls

13. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

do you happen to actually own and use a smartphone?

15. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

really? You want to act that smart bro? Yes I own smartphone(s) and if you want to know which one(s), check my xda profile.

23. alias3800

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

He's absolutely correct - it should be at least 3000 mah. Knowing Google, they're going to be short of that number - I can almost gaurantee it. The only question is by how much. I'm not going to pretend like that would matter to me though. I want this.

55. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

My guess is it'll be between 2500mAH and 2700 mAH.

63. steedsofwar unregistered

I reckon THIS time they'll actually put a 3000mah in it.

21. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

12 mpx perhaps its samsung or omnivision sensor. thats cool. sony sensors must die

66. Obie-Wan

Posts: 113; Member since: May 24, 2012

'Sony sensors must die'. Will not likely to happen.

73. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I prefer a sony sensor over omnivision. The first gen MotoX has an omnivision sensor and it sucked. HTC M7/M8 uses an omnivision sensor too and it's not the best also.

36. diehardnokian

Posts: 148; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

5 mp front shooter and a metal body would be nice:D and is the snapdragon 805 64-bit chip?!

41. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

You have a solid point there Google should provide a 64-bit support for this nexus because it's Android L ....... However no SD 805 doesn't support 64-bit architecture.

59. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I don't know man... I think that website is lion about this info..

2. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

Hell yeah

3. pifon

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

asbolutely f..g yes! Cant wait to see the design of the phone. (The screenshot looks like if it was taken on iPhone 20 running android, lol)

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

What a surprise!!!

5. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

Yesss 5.2"!!!

6. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

I realy like the name. It's much better than lmp.

9. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Also,easy to remember.

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Wow I will definitely get it if it has those specs...

8. feeth

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 14, 2014

big time yes. the very first second it is available i get one.

11. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

This should be a great device .. and it will cost much lesser than the other flagship crops ..

12. register unregistered

Great device great name.

14. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Boring. Boring. Give it a real name. Something sweet. Like Lollipop. Those Lion craps are horrible.

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