An anonymous tipster has told Phone Arena the Nexus 5 will break convention by actually having a smaller screen than the current Nexus incumbent, but will come packing a high-end CCD camera.
The Nexus 5 will reportedly have a 4.5in display (versus the Nexus 4's 4.7-incher), and given its size it'll be limited to a 720p resolution rather than the newly fashionable 1080p. The screen will cover an impressive 88% of the front surface of the phone, the upshot being it'll be considerably smaller and lighter overall than the Nexus 4.
More interestingly, though, is talk of a premium 9MP CCD camera, which would certainly be an eyebrow raiser in that most smartphone cameras use CMOS sensors at the moment for their speedy processing.
The processor is tipped as being a down-tuned 1.5GHz Snapdragon 600, but the battery will be a meaty 2,800mAh unit, which should deliver impressive battery life considering the display size and resolution and mid-range processor. Like the Nexus 4 there'll apparently be no expandable storage, so we'd assume some decent internal storage options.
All told it's an interesting-sounding concept. Dedicated camera phones are enjoying a surge of popularity right now, so it'd be no surprise to see Google eyeing a piece of the action.
It's just a rumour at this stage, but for a change we're not just being promised a splurge of the highest-grade specs the “tipster” can think up, so maybe there's something in this one.