Google is going phablet for the Nexus 5, which reportedly is coming out with the LG brand on release date, bearing the codename D820 that is in line with the LG G2's D802.
And as details about the fifth-generation Nexus, most of them allegedly confirmed, are generously surfacing, a new concept was published by Droid Life. The mock up, according to the tech site, was contributed by an Android fan known by his Twitter handler @epicrivas.
As seen in the image, this Nexus 5 is sexy in black with the front-face virtually all-screen and leaving little for bezels to envelop its four sides. Sitting on the top-right portion of the unit is a front camera sensor though the usual phone ear-speaker is conspicuously absent.
Down below is what looks like a singular control button, likely capacitive and should act as the handset's Home key. Take note that the whole controller configuration of the concept takes a direct page from the Galaxy S4, with the power button on the right side and the volume rocker on the left.
It should be safe to assume that the charging port will be on the bottom edge while the headset hole should rest on the top edge of the unit.
At the back, the designer positioned the camera lens on the top-left portion with LED flash while the Nexus and LG logos are emblazoned at the centre of the device. Two stereo speakers are seen on the lower part of the unit.
It appears too that that concept author wants a tightly-closed Nexus 5, which eliminates the possibility of users lugging along with an extra battery or the ability to slide additional device memory. That would be woe to many Android fans and hurray to the core Google design for its Nexus hardwares.
Yet for the most part, this D820 is expected to deliver the same specs as indicated in recent reports detailing the mobile phone's passing through scrutiny by the U.S. FCC.
The document showed that what we'll have in the Nexus 5 is a 5-inch screen (or 4.96-inch to be exact) that draws its power from a combo of quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU and 2GB of RAM (though 3GB is not a very remote possibility).
The latest connectivity options will be on the platter too, headlined by faster and energy-efficient Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chips plus LTE, which ensures that users will be able to access the Internet with breakneck speed.
The energy juice will be courtesy of a 2300mAh lithium-ion battery, which is charged up conventionally and wirelessly, the latter using the Qi standard that allows users to power up the Nexus 5 using a wide-array of charging kits within the same protocol.
And the best part is the likelihood that buyers will get to unwrap their favourite candy bar with the vanilla Android phone out of the box, which is KitKat or Android 4.4. Experts have been expecting Key Lime Pie but there appears no complaint for now, especially that Google has promised to finally end the nagging fragmentation of its mobile OS environment with the new platform build.
October 2012 is supposedly the appointed release date of the Nexus 5 and according to Droid Life, that special day will likely take place on the last day of the month.
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