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

Rumor: Google Nexus 5 might feature a revolutionary camera with Nikon branding
We got tipped that Google's Nexus 5 handset won't be matching the latest speculation for an LG "Megalodon" handset, which were pretty fishy to begin with, especially the Full HD OLED display and the 3 GB RAM parts. First, because making 1080p mobile OLEDs is really, really hard, and even Samsung ran into all sorts of problems to make the one on the Galaxy S 4, and, second, since modern mobile chipsets use dual channel memory, and to have 3 GB of RAM keeping that, two 1.5 GB modules have to be placed and addressed, which sounds really out of whack.

Our source indicates that Google is actually prepping something to wow us not with the overall specs, but in the camera department, which was actually confirmed by Vic Gundotra himself in a casual conversation on Google+ last month. He posted that "we are committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras. Just wait and see."


The tip contains what the author claims are the retail specs of the device Google will be arriving at with the manufacturer of choice - a 5" 1080p display, Snapdragon 600 processor (Snapdragon 800 is going into an eventual Google Nexus 10.2, they iterate), 2 GB of RAM, 8/16 GB of storage, and a 3140 mAh battery. This sounds suspiciously like the battery package that is into the LG Optimus G Pro, and that phone indeed has a 5" version in the ready for Japan. The source also mentions "touch sensors off screen", but we guess they mean some sort of in-cell touch tech, like the ones on the iPhone 5 or Optimus G. Naturally, the whole setup is said to run Android 5.0.

Since we can't verify these claims with an alternative source right now, it is all speculation, but the Vic Gundotra snippet is spicing it up with at least some credibility. 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." 

Thanks for the tip!

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