Google’s latest smartphone is now all but official thanks to the leak of an internal manual which gave away both its specifications and design. We’ve been fortunate enough to be able to confirm the new Nexus’ vital statistics courtesy of our source.
The Nexus 5’s specs have been revealed using the Android System Info app, with screenshots revealing details on the phone’s screen, memory, CPU, graphics and camera.
Our screenshots confirm that the Nexus 5 will sport a Qualcomm MSM 8974 chip, otherwise known as the Snapdragon 800, with a clock speed of 2265MHz, or 2.2GHz. This processor will be paired with 2GB of RAM and so should be very fast and very capable indeed, especially as it will be running stock Android 4.4 with no unnecessary additions.
The Nexus 5 will be available in both 16GB and 32GB versions, both without a micro SD card slot, as was the case with the Nexus 4. Our screenshots confirm the 16GB model which will have 12.55GB of usable space out of the box for the user – a much better offering when compared to the 9GB of free space found in Samsung’s 16GB Galaxy S4.
We’re also able to confirm perhaps one of the most expected upgrades; the screen. The display will indeed be a Full HD panel, sporting a resolution of 1,776 x 1,080 and a high pixel density of 480 ppi. For the true fan of the finer details, this makes the Nexus 5’s display ever-so-slightly sharper than the Full HD display of the HTC One and 39ppi higher than that of the Galaxy S4. This is of course just on paper, so we’ll have to wait to get some real life experience with the phone before we can make judgement on which screen is best. Our source informs us that the display used will be one of LG’s IPS displays, so it should look pretty different to Samsung’s vibrant and colourful Super AMOLED screens.
Further screenshots have confirmed that the Nexus 5 will feature the powerful Adreno 330 graphics chip in combination with the Snapdragon 800, which in turn means support for the OpenGL 3.0 standard of graphics. The combination of the Qualcomm chip, Adreno 330 graphics and a Full HD display should make the Nexus 5 a very potent device when it comes to playing demanding mobile games and should also make HD movie watching a real treat.
Finally, we were able to take a peek at a number of the camera features supported by the Nexus 5. Image size will be 2,448 x 3,264 which confirms the rumoured 8 megapixel rear camera sensor size. We can also tell that the Nexus 5 will feature continuous focus for both video and still photo, along with a macro shooting option and a number of colour effects including the intriguing ‘blackboard’ and ‘whiteboard’.
We’re still hoping to confirm other expected features such as wireless charging, so stay tuned for any further updates from us on the Nexus 5 front. In the meantime, have these specifications made up your mind already? Will you be buying a Nexus 5?