Nexus 5 leaks keep coming, this time with spec list and photo taken with phoneAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
The Nexus 5 leaks just keep on flowing, and at this rate it doesn't seem like Google will have much to new information to share when it finally decides to make the thing official. Today we've got even more details to add to the pile courtesy of Canadian carrier Wind Mobile and a photo-sharing Google+ user.
First up, Wind Mobile has posted a "Google Nexus 5" pre-registration page to its official Facebook account, inviting users to sign up to learn more information about the unannounced device. The operator didn't stop there, though, as it also included an official render of the new Nexus along with a full spec list. Here's what Wind Mobile says is powering the Google and LG's latest collaboration:
- 4.95-inch 1920x1080 display
- Gorilla Glass 3
- 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor
- 8-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization
- 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter
- 16GB/32GB internal storage
- 2GB RAM
- NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
- 69.17 x 137.84 x 8.59 mm, 130g
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- SlimPort, microUSB
Most of those spec details have been floating around the rumor mill for quite some time now, but it's still nice to have them backed up by a carrier. So long as that feature list holds true, the Nexus 5 looks like it ought to be a nice upgrade over the Nexus 4, packing a slightly larger and higher-res display, high-end processor and additional built-in storage.
Two details that this latest leak is missing are pricing and availability. However, the 16GB Nexus 5 recently made an appearance in the Google Play Store with a starting price of $349, suggesting that Google is planning to continue offering Nexus hardware at aggressive prices. And as for a launch? That's still up in the air, but considering this latest slip-up from Wind Mobile, it feels like an official announcement could be getting close.
Today's second leak relates to the camera on the new Nexus smartphone, which is a feature that has gotten a bit of criticism in previous models. Earlier today is was discovered that a pair of photos had been uploaded to Google+ with EXIF data that indicated that they'd been taken with an "LGE Nexus 5." The resolution of the shots is 3264x2448, which works out to be 8 megapixels, just like the leaked Nexus 5 camera spec. The photos have since been deleted, but you can find one of them in the gallery below.