The Nexus 5 has already been leaked almost in its entirety, but more rumours are spreading around the internet, this time centred on the various versions which may be produced. You’d expect to have two or perhaps three different editions, all based on the amount of internal memory inside the phone, but now Google may alter the battery capacity on its top edition as well.
According to an anonymous tip received by tech site PhoneArena, Google and LG will be producing two different Nexus 5 phones, one with 16GB – up from the basic 8GB on the Nexus 4 – and the other with 32GB. However, while the 16GB Nexus 5 will have a 2300mAh battery, the 32GB may have a larger 3000mAh battery.
This means the phone with the larger memory will also have a battery which lasts longer. The size is a little smaller than that seen in the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, so the standby time will be considerable, thanks to not only a smaller screen, but also Google’s battery-friendly Android software optimisation introduced recently.
It could also fix one of the most complained about aspects of modern smartphones, continued visits to the charger. Bumping up the capacity is one way to do it, and the Google-owned Motorola often does it with its Maxx-branded smartphones.
However, this extra capacity will come at a price, with the 32GB version rumoured to cost $400 in America, or $50 more than the 32GB Nexus 4. In the UK, the 32GB Nexus 4 costs around £280, so it may increase to £300 this time around.
The Nexus 5 is expected to have a 5-inch, 1080p display, a quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera. The announcement could come as soon as 14 October, if speculation is correct, before going on to an 30 October release.