We are fast approaching the period that is expected to yield the next Nexus device considering the current version is almost a year old now though unfortunately, we don’t yet know for sure when exactly the new Nexus 5 is set to be unveiled. A precise release date isn’t the only missing piece of the puzzle that the Nexus 5 is right now given the complete lack of any other officially approved details of the upcoming device.
It’s here that the almost incessant stream of rumors and leaks has come as a savior and has provided us with an inkling of what to expect. So among the things that we are pretty much sure of with the next Nexus is that it’s going to be made by LG and that it is going to be powered by the Snapdragon 800 chip. Further, it’s going to have a full HD display (almost a norm with all high end smartphones) along with an 8 mp camera along the rear.
Recent leaks have also pointed out that Google might have two different version of the Nexus 5 up for sale, each characterized by a specific internal memory option and battery size. The base version is expected to come with a 2300mAh battery along with 16 GB of storage. The version on top of this will offer 32 GB of storage and a higher capacity 3000mAh battery.
As for the cost of the device, the Nexus 5 range is likely to start off with the same $299 price tag which is the same as its predecessor. This in spite of it offering twice the memory as the current version what starts at 8 GB. Similarly, the 32 GB version is expected to cost $399.
Meanwhile, in an interesting turn of events, a Japanese retailer Gekko & Co has already started with the pre-order process for the new Nexus 5 with the delivery date mentioned as Nov 14. Now the Nexus 4 was launched on Nov 13, 2012 which does make the Nov 14 launch date for Nexus 5 a bit authentic. A mid-Nov launch will also be just perfect to add to the shopping frenzy though what also has to be kept in mind is that perhaps none has ever known Gekko & Co to be associated with an accurate product in the past.