Nexus 5 to be more compact, skip the 1080p screen and focus on camera instead?
posted by Victor H. / Mar 25, 2013, 7:09 AM
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.
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posted on Mar 25, 2013, 7:13 AM 15
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Google ! :D
posted on Mar 25, 2013, 7:43 AM 26
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"1080p is just a battery killer" smart google
posted on Mar 25, 2013, 7:13 AM 32
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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.
posted on Mar 25, 2013, 7:34 AM 15
Specs aren't that impressive but hey sounds good :)
posted on Mar 25, 2013, 7:14 AM 12
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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?
posted on Mar 25, 2013, 7:42 AM 3
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