If history is to repeat itself, then those believers who confine in LG to make the next Nexus device are in for a treat. A quick look back at last year and you'll remember that LG created the Optimus G in the fall of 2012 and then shortly after Google announced the LG Nexus 4, which was built off the same specs and a similar shell that LG used previously to create its Optimus G.
Both the Nexus 4 and Optimus G shared the same camera, speaker, and button placement as well as a shimmery glitter/sparkle effect on the back of the device. With the Nexus 4 being slightly more rounded looking.
Spec wise, both devices shared a 4.7" 760 x 1280 IPS LCD screen, a 1500 MHz Quad core - Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro with an Adreno 320 processor/chip and 2GB of RAM. As well as other similar features like a 2100 mAh battery and so on.. you get the idea - the two devices mirrored one another.
So today we have the announcement of the LG Optimus G2. If this is to be the base of the next Nexus device, those waiting on the Nexus 5 will not be disappointed.
Most noticeable is the location of which LG chose to place their power and volume buttons.. under the camera - whoa! Next we have dual speakers located under the device which looks amazing. This time around LG decided to go with onscreen buttons.. all ready and set for the new Nexus.
Under the hood we have some impressive specs:
- Height: 5.45"
- Width: 2.8"
- Thickness: .35"
- Weight: 143g
- 5.2" 1080p HD display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution
- Qualcomm S800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz
- Adreno 330 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB internal storage options
- 13MP rear camera
- 2.1MP front facing camera
- 2610mAh battery
- Android 4.3
- Available on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint September 2013
So if LG 'is' to be the next manufacturer of the Nexus 5, here's a good look at what you can expect. Other rumors have indicated that Motorola may have the rights to build the next Nexus device.
So what do you think? Is this going to be the Nexus 5 coming this October/November?