Google’s Nexus 5 prototype was accidentally leaked when Google dropped a video showing off the new Android smartphone. The video is silent, but the phone was shown from every angle, so we now have an idea what to at least physically expect.
The rumored specs for the Google Nexus 5 include a 4.95 inch display, and Snapdragon 800 SoC with a 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU. Simply put, it’s one of the biggest smartphones on the market, rivaling Apple’s own iPhone 5, and it runs with the same efficiency as most low-end PCs with a quad-core processor. The display will support graphics very similar to most smaller HDTVs at 1920 x 1080.
The Google Nexus 5 will be able to run several apps at once and show minimal signs of slowing or lag.
The Google Nexus 5 will also run on 2 GB RAM, meaning most apps and games will be child’s play.
The Google Nexus 5 prototype shown in the video appears to be operating on an early version of Android 4.4, though why it would be using KeyLimePie when KitKat is the new high-end OS is beyond us. Again, this is a prototype and subject to change.
The smartphone will be available in the usual 16 GB or 32 GB variations, so the budget-minded might not get it to do as much as they’d like, but it’ll do plenty as it is.
The battery is a slightly larger 2,300 mAh version, which may or may not be able to hold a charge longer.
The Micro USB charge port is set in the bottom of the device between the mic holes, which raises questions as to how durable the skins will be if the bottom leaves that much area exposed.
The Chrome browser will have a tab based system similar to its PC equivalent, so it should be simpler to switch between pages.
Google Earth runs surprisingly fast, rendering 3D maps on the fly.
Seeing as Google is abandoning the Nexus 4, eliminating it from their hardware inventory, the Google Nexus 5 should be out shortly.
All in all, the video above shows what the Google Nexus 5 prototype is capable of on the most part, and hints at a few features that may get last minute changes. What are your impressions of the Google Nexus 5 based on the prototype?