The Android world is all fixed on Oct 14, rumoured as the release date for Google's 2013 smartphone flagship - the LG-assembled Nexus 5.
Packing pure Android power, the upcoming handset will replace the Nexus 4, which recently ended its retail cycle on Google Play Store, further stoking speculations of the Nexus 5's impending arrival.
Analysts and Android watchers alike expect the new Nexus mobile phone to exceed what its predecessor has accomplished, foremost of which is attracting hordes of believers and winning plaudits from tech experts.
Many reviewers declared the Nexus 4 as one of the best Android gadgets to come out in 2012 and with the anticipated major bumps that Google and LG will deploy with the Nexus 5, it's not too remote that the latter will be afforded the same accolades.
What makes the Nexus 5 remains wrapped in mystery but thanks to the torrent of leaks a general picture of the device has been pieced together and detailed below are the likely specs and features that Google will let out by mid-October.
It is widely believed that LG is using the LG G2 as the pattern for the Nexus 5, prompting many to speculate that screen size of the device will range from 5-inch to that of the G2's 5.2-inch. A recently-leaked FCC document somehow confirmed this assertion, revealing that Google is putting together a phone that will sport a 4.96-inch screen.
Also, when Google made the KitKat or Android 4.4 public, a supposed Nexus 5 prototype was filmed, showcasing its large profile, with some experts pitching in that the device is pretty much in line with the Nexus product design breed.
Excellent phone camera
Earlier this year, one Google executive quipped that his company is hard at work to push out insanely great features with all the Nexus gadgets to materialise in 2013. Almost naturally, fans started expecting that one of the key upgrades would be in the camera department, which should allow the Nexus 5 to square off with the Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5S.
As such, the least Nexus buyers are looking at is a 13MP main shooter that will be mixed with a killer camera application plus the loads of enhancements already served by Apple, Samsung, HTC and Sony on their respective flagships.
Generous inside component jumps
Nexus 4 became an instant hit because LG and Google delivered a very powerful device without asking too much cash. The same will be true with the Nexus 5. The handset is expected to show off a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, up to 3GB of RAM, a 1080p screen resolution, 32GB of basic storage configuration and a battery rating of 2300mAh.
These specs are nothing short of spectacular and make the stock Android device a force to reckon with in the fierce smartphone war.
KitKat unwraps with the Nexus 5
Google is distributing candy bars with its latest toy and the sweet package is called KitKat, which of course is Android 4.4. Major come-on of the Jelly Bean 4.3 replacement is the possibility that it will finally end the nagging fragmentation of Google's mobile platform.
It's no secret that Google's main thrust in selling the Nexus devices is connecting as many people as possible to the mobile world, hoping at the same time that they will connect via the Google universe and subscribe to the products and services within.
To realise its goal, Google figured that selling the Nexus gadgets at reasonable price point will make things easier, both for the company and consumers. Thus, the $300 starting price for the Nexus 4, which analysts said is likely to be mirrored on the Nexus 5.
As mentioned, the Nexus 5 release date should be no later than Oct 14, likely becoming a simultaneous launch with the Asus-built Nexus 10 2013 edition.
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