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Nexus 5 Rumours: Insanely Great Camera with GPS; HTC One Maker as Chosen Manufacturer

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By Erik Pineda | April 8, 2013 3:25 PM EST

A latest render of the next Google flagship smartphone suggested that the Nexus 5 is set to be cranked out from HTC production lines and likely displaying too camera abilities with GPS integration on release date.

Designer Suman Chatterjee dreamed of the Nexus 4 replacement as the quality fabrication of the same smartphone brand responsible for powerful and solidly-built HTC One that starts rolling out this month.

As expected, Mr Chatterjee's Nexus 5 concept takes off from the HTC One - a 4.9-inch screen that pretty much eats up the phone's front face, leaving almost no bezel space on the handset's left and right side.

Yet he took the liberty of deviating a bit from the HTC One mould, by eliminating the capacitive keys and in their instead, Mr Chatterjee placed three virtual buttons that represent Home, Back and Preview.

Looking at the phone interface, the designer retains the Android and Sense template of minimalism but his signature lingers as he rendered the Nexus 5 with a collection of preferred app seated at the middle of the screen.

Powering this Nexus 5 concept is a quad-core Snapdragon 800 that steams roars away to a top speed of 2.3GHz, with ample support from a 3GB of RAM.

The built-in memory comes is in two options, 32GB and 64GB, with no expansion as Google would still want Nexus devices owners to tap into Google Drive for their space requirements.

On the shooting department, Mr Chatterjee's take on the Nexus 5 gives the device a 16MP main snapper that works in tandem with 3MP front cam.

In this respect, the design skips out on earlier hints that the Nexus 4 will only use a 9MP CCD sensor. The downgrade, however, is compensated by the addition of a GPS chip, which according to PhonesReview would "mean that weather conditions and the time of day depending on the user's location could automatically control the settings of the camera for optimum performance."

And not surprisingly, this Google handset will strut around with Key Lime Pie, its powers the tech world will get to see in the immediate weeks after the I/O Developers Conference on May, around the same time that the Nexus 5 could also be previewed.

For longer operating hours, Mr Chatterjee provided a 2800mAh Li-Polymer battery that slides in via the Nexus 5's removable back cover that allows owners to move around with extra battery in tow.

It is a given, of course, that the Nexus 5 will carry over the wireless charging capability of its predecessor using the Qi standard, making the handset fully-compatible with the accessories earlier released for the Nexus 4. 

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