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LG Tipped for Nexus 5, Device to Sport Snapdragon 800 Chip

by Brandon Russell | August 17, 2013August 17, 2013 10:00 am PST

LG Nexus 4 rear

It’s been just over nine months since Google released the Nexus 4, and as we edge toward the device’s one year anniversary, information about a possible successor is starting to leak out. And according to a report from Vietnamese site, the upcoming Nexus 4 successor (Nexus 5, it would seem) will resemble LG’s new G2 in many ways, and possibly even come packing a Snapdragon 800 chip. has consistently revealed information well ahead of actual release dates, so we’re inclined to take notice when the website talks. When the Nexus 5 does wind up hitting, the report claims it’ll sport a 5-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 800 processor and retain the minimal bezel introduced by the G2. The upcoming Nexus 5, however, won’t sport the unusual button placement of LG’s latest flagship, and instead opt for a more traditional look.

In addition, Google’s upcoming Nexus 5 will sport a more “premium” glass back, similar to the current Nexus 4, and may change up the position of the camera (compared to the G2) to one of the corners. One of the biggest complaints people had with the Nexus 4 was its relatively fragile build quality, and the decision to again go for a glass back will no doubt upset some fans.

Either way, the device sounds like it’ll be a worthy flagship in the Nexus line. The only thing is, an earlier report suggested Motorola could be responsible for Google’s next Nexus, so we’re remaining skeptical for now. Phandroid surmises that LG could make the Nexus 5, and Motorola a Nexus 4 refresh, so we’ll just have to wait and see.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.