Nexus 5 Said to be Based on LG G2; Feature Glass Back and Snapdragon 800


It's unsurprising that at this time of year, the rumors surrounding the next Nexus, that may or may not be called the Nexus 5 are already swirling and changing as fast as they arrive. This time around, it's from our Vietnamese friends who seem to get everything right. The folks over at have new information that details a new nexus device based on the LG G2, with a few changes. One of these changes resides in the design of the device, and it's said that this new Nexus will have a glass back just like the Nexus 4 and omit the buttons around the rear of the device. As well as this, the Snapdragon 800 is apparently to be used instead of the Snapdragon 600 that recent rumors have detailed.

These guys in Vietnam have been pretty spot-on about most of their leaks. This is more than likely down to the factories and assembly lines that are in the country. LG themselves have piled half a billion or so into the country recently to keep up with recent demand. Hopefully, these guys are right once again and we'll see a great device like we did last Fall.

The question is, with the G2's design packing in so many advances like Graphic Ram, a higher-density battery and more how much is a Nexus based on it going to cost? Last year's Nexus 4 was arguably one of the best value smartphones released in all of 2012. This year though, the Nexus 7 took a sort of price rise and we might not see the Nexus 5 hit the same sweet pricing as last year's model. Still, the 2013 edition of the Nexus 7 is still a great bargain and there's nothing stopping Google and LG coming to the same sort of agreement as they did last year.

Would you buy another Nexus made by LG? Or does it not matter who makes the Nexus?

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