Specs of Google's Next Nexus Phone Leaked
More information on Google's next Nexus phone begun to stream in recently, some of which are rather unexpected. Quoting information from multiple sources, MoDaCo claims to have knowledge of some of the phone's specs which include:
- Android 4.2
- Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- True HD IPS display / 1280 x 768 pixels
- Virtual navigation buttons
- 8-megapixel rear camera
- 8 and 16GB versions only
- No microSD card slot
- Non-removable battery
- Built-in wireless charging
Looking at the list of specs, half of them are expected since the Nexus phone is said to be based on the LG Optimus G. The lack of a memory card slot does not come as a surprise as the previous two generations of Nexus phones do not offer this feature.
What caught us by surprise is the move to use a non-removable battery. If this turns out to be true, it will be a first for a Nexus phone as the Nexus One, Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus have removable batteries.
It is also hard to comprehend Google's decision to offer an 8GB version of its Nexus phone. In the context of smartphones today, low storage capacity is generally associated with entry level and mid-range phones.
However, we cannot rule out the possibility that Google is trying to model the Nexus phone after the Nexus 7; it could be Google's strategy to lower the overall costs of the Nexus phone and make it more attractive for the consumers.
Built-in wireless charging is nothing new as we have seen Nokia demonstrated the feature recently during the unveiling of its Windows Phone 8 devices. Nonetheless, it is great to see Google jumping on the wireless charging bandwagon with the next Nexus phone.