LG to build Nexus 5?

The much-rumoured Nexus 5 could be made by LG according to reports.

 

Rumours of a five-inch Nexus phone have long been mooted, but nothing has ever come them.

Now Vietnamese site Tinhte reports that LG is working with Google to build the Nexus 5. The site has built up a strong reputation for breaking news in recent months, as well as getting its hands on unreleased smartphones.

Unsurprisingly, the rumours suggest that the Nexus 5 will share a lot in common with LG’s five inch flagship smartphone, the LG G2.

Read more:Nexus 7 (2013) review

It is also rumoured that it will share some features of the Nexus 4, such as its glass back. If true, it is highly unlikely the Nexus 5 would share the same back plate volume rocker as the G2.

According to the site, the Nexus 5 will come with a 5.2-inch display and be based upon the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset.

Previous rumours have included Motorola building the handset.

Read more:Nexus 4 review

Other reports have suggested that while it is possible LG will develop the device, it is unlikely the Nexus 5 would feature a Snapdragon 800 processor. A quad-core Snapdragon 600 is more likely, they claim, saying Google is likely to want to keep the price down as much as possible.

No details of a potential launch were mooted. However, it is likely that if Google does have a Nexus 5 in the works, it will be unveiled in later October.

Google unveiled the Nexus 4 last year on October 29th. It is likely that the company will be looking to unveil an update at the event – though no rumours of a second generation Nexus 4 device have emerged yet.

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