Hardware and Specifications
The Google Nexus 5 D821 is going to be a high-end Android smartphone, and just like the Nexus 4, it will be developed by LG. The device is set to come with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 800 processor that features a 2.3 GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU. This should make it one of the fastest devices in the world. Also rumoured is 2 GB of LP-DDR3 RAM, 16/32 GB of internal storage. The phone also comes with a long list of sensors such as pressure sensor, accelerometer, ambient-light sensor, gyroscope and proximity sensor.
Screen and Design
The screen on the Nexus 5 will be a 4.95 inch variant, and it is set to be the first full-HD 1920 x 1080 pixels screen on a Nexus device with a pixel density of 441 ppi. Considering the affordability of the Nexus series, it will be a great bargain if the Nexus 5 does indeed feature a full-HD screen. The Nexus 4 is designed by LG, and rumours currently indicate that the Nexus 5 will also be manufactured by the South Korean giant. As such, the Nexus 5 might feature a design element that is similar to the LG G2 and Nexus 7 (2013 Edition), albeit without the inclusion of the power and volume buttons at the back.
Camera and Multimedia
The Nexus 5 is rumoured to come with an 8 MP camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) and a new MEMS technology which helps in 4x faster autofocus when compared to other smartphone cameras. The rear camera is also rumoured to come with a BSI sensor and LED flash that comes in handy when taking low-light imagery. The Nexus 5 will also likely come with a 1.3 MP shooter at the front that should be ideal for video calls. In terms of multimedia, the Nexus 5 comes with stock Android and usually includes all the major audio and video codecs, along with a few relatively unknown codecs.
Software and Features
The Nexus 5's forte will be the fact that it comes with stock Android 4.4 KitKat. The new features in this version of operating system are, more flatter UI design, new Email app, mono-coloured icons in the notifications bar as well as optimisations to be able to run smoothly even on slower smartphones. It is set to be announced on 14th October, 2013.
Connectivity and Battery
The Google Nexus 5 also comes with latest in terms of connectivity such as 4G LTE, Gigabit Dual-Band Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast, MHL Port & Micro USB v2.0 Port. The device is set to come with a 2300 mAh Li-Ion battery, which should be more than sufficient in making the device last a day on a single charge. It will also come with wireless charging capability, based on the 'Qi' standard which, Qualcomm is also a part of.