Google is said to be prepping a pair of handsets to launch by the end of the year: a 5.2-inch smartphone by LG and a 5.7-inch phablet from Huawei. Android Police has the scoop on the former from what they call a reliable source.
The 5.2-inch Nexus device will reportedly be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 SoC which consists of two Cortex-A57 cores and four lower-power Cortex-A53 cores as well as an Adreno 418 GPU. The 808 will be paired with 3GB of RAM, an amount that is quickly becoming the norm.
The 5.2-inch display will feature a modest 1080p resolution, a choice that will no doubt help with power consumption. Also in the cards is your choice of 16GB or 32GB of local storage, a 12.3-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter, a USB type-C port and a 2,700mAh battery pack. It’ll be offered in three different color schemes: white, black and blue.
The exact name of the device, when it’ll launch and for how much wasn’t revealed.
The original Nexus 5 was one of the best bang-for-the-buck smartphones we’ve seen in quite a while. To the disdain of many, Google went in a different direction with last year’s Nexus 6 – a handset with high-end hardware and a price to match.
For 2015, it seems Google may be interested in catering to both the premium and mid-range markets. The choice of hardware for the 5.2-inch Nexus device suggests we’re looking at a mid-tier smartphone which will hopefully be priced accordingly. Some suggest the handset will arrive on September 29 although nothing has been confirmed at this time.