The specs of the Nexus 5, Google’s next smartphone, have leaked onto the web, suggesting that this could be one of the most powerful smartphones on the market.
As it currently stands, the Android operating system runs the mobile market. With sales of Android powered phones and tablets making up for 60% of the USA’s software usage, that’s more than Apple, a shedload more devices than Windows 8 and an entire landslide worth of gadgets more than Blackberry. Needless to say, Android is very good, but, unlike the iOS guarantee that an iPhone is the best way to use Apple’s operating system, Android gadgets can be seen in everything from a high end smartphone to a clunky tablet. Lucky then, that the Nexus 5 is one of the latest devices to run Android and leaked specs suggest that it could be one of the most powerful Android devices yet.
The information on the Nexus 5’s sheer technological power come from a leaked service manual depicting quite a few of the factors that would make you want to buy one. In the document, recovered by Android Police, one of the main things it tells you is what the phone will look like. Images from the manual (pictured above) suggest that it will have a large 4.95-inch 1080p IPS display, perfect for watching films and playing games on, a giant and a conspicuous ‘Nexus’ logo running down the back of it (not so good as a thief deterrent then), as well as a front facing camera, all standard stuff then. The interesting bit is once you read the manual’s specs for what the Nexus 5 has under its hood.
According to the service manual, the Nexus 5 will have 2GB of RAM, which, in comparison, the PS3 has 512MB of RAM, so clearly this phone is in a good position to run apps and games very smoothly. The manual also tells us that the Nexus 5 is running on the 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, which is also responsible for keeping the phone speedy. In terms of hardware, the Nexus 5 will reportedly utilise an 8MP OIS rear camera and a 1.3MP front camera, meaning that your photos will be able to stay crisp and sharp, even if you’re taking a picture of the scenery you’re visiting or a selfie of you enjoying the view. Interestingly, the manual also reveals that the Nexus 5’s 2300mAh battery will allow for ‘wireless charging’ not only meaning that anyone who upgrades to this phone will be able to cut the wire clutter a little bit easier, but also suggesting that this truly is a future thinking phone.
We’ll keep you posted once we know more.
Source: Android Police