A new report mentions that Google may partner with LG to manufacture the upcoming Nexus 5 smartphone, also revealing its possible specifications and a speculative launch of sometime in October.
The report surfaces from Digitimes, citing Taiwan-based supply chain makers, mentioning the possible specifications of the handset along with a launch date. Digitimes also mentions that the handset will be manufactured by LG. The publication is not always accurate, so let’s just take it with a grain of salt. We’ve already seen the purported LG Nexus 5 in a number of leaks lately.
According to Digitimes, Google Nexus 5 will feature a similar set of specifications to LG G2, featuring a 5-inch Full HD display boasting 1080p resolution, Snapdragon 800 chipset with LTE support and will run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. The report also says that the LG Nexus 5 will hit the market in October 2013 and will target the mid-range market. It means that it might launch with a similar price tag as the current Nexus 4, which is already sold out in the U.S. Google Play Store.
The most recent rumor mentioned that LG Nexus 5 will be announced on October 14 alongside Android 4.4 KitKat. The handset is not a mystery as we’ve seen it in an FCC filing, as well as Bluetooth SIG with a model number LG-D820. We even got a glimpse of Nexus 5 in a number of videos, which was left at a bar – the place where many unreleased products first make an appearance.