Just last week we had heard that Motorola was working on a new Nexus that would be released this fall. And that it would be an additional phone aside from the Moto X. A new report coming out of Korea, published on Monday, says that LG will be making the new Nexus and it’ll be patterned after the G2 and keep the $299/349 pricing we see with the current Nexus 4.
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The rumored specs for this new Nexus coming out of Korea are:
- 5.2-inch 1920×1080 resolution IPS display
- Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB/32GB of internal storage
- 13MP camera
- 3000mAh battery
- Latest version of Android (5.0 – Key Lime Pie perhaps?)
Now those specs are very similar to what the G2 has, all except the processor in fact. What’s interesting here is that Google/LG would sell this device for $299 off-contract and unlocked. Which is what the Nexus 4 sold for last year, and is still currently selling for that price. Google will probably put the volume rocker and power button back where they belong as well. Google likes to keep the Nexus devices relatively the same, because Nexus’ are like the golden standard for what stock Android should look like.
There are some slight changes, but we’d still be getting all that for just $299 unlocked. Which would be cheaper than last year, technically. Since they would be getting rid of the 8GB and adding the 32GB, so the 16GB of the new Nexus would sell for the price of the 8GB version of the older Nexus. We could also see Google drop the price of the Nexus 4. Which would be pretty cool, perhaps a $200-250 phone? It would be a page right out of Apple’s book and I’m sure they’d still sell a boatload.
So now we have more rumors about the new Nexus. Anyone ready for Nexus season? It’s right around the corner. We’re expecting Google to announce the new Nexus 4/5 and the Nexus 10 in October with Key Lime Pie, so we’re just a few months out. How many of you are excited to see what Google has in store for us this year? Let us know in the comments down below.