By Alexandra Burlacu | Mar 16, 2013 11:25 AM EDT
The new Samsung Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone definitely grabbed the spotlight recently, but a new wild leak allegedly shows the LG Nexus 5.
The LG Nexus 5 and Google's X phone stirred a lot of speculation, and some reports even suggested the two devices might in fact be one and the same. Now, a new leak claims to portray the LG Nexus 5, but it comes from an untrusted source.
The news comes from Android and Me, which reports that an anonymous source claiming to work for Google vouches the prototype is the real deal. The site was not able to verify the source, but thought the hot tip was worth sharing nonetheless. The source may well be trolling, so take things with a pinch of salt.
According to Android and Me, the tipster claims that Google is gearing up to release a Nexus 5 later this year, in October. The company is allegedly evaluating several prototypes from different manufacturers. One of these prototypes, i.e. this leak, comes from LG and currently goes under the codename of "Megalodon."
The source who claims to work for Google says this prototype is the real deal, but without confirmation it remains in the rumor state. On the other hand, the specs definitely sound exciting, and even too good to be true.
Alleged specs for the LG "Megalodon" include a 5.2-inch OLED Display with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz and 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM under the hood. The handset will reportedly come in 16GB/ 32GB/ 64GB configurations. Other rumored specs include a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera by OmniVision, sporting 4k video recording at 30 frames-per-second (fps), 1080p video recording at 60 fps, Real Time HDR & HDR video recording, optical image stabilization and BSI 2.0. The front camera reportedly packs 2.1 megapixels and supports 1080p video recording at 30 fps. The handset also allegedly packs a 3300mAh Lithium Polymer batter, front-positioned stereo speakers, integrated DVB-T/ ATSC-antenna, Qualcomm RF360 (LTE 150 Mbps and HSPA+) and gesture-like controls for navigation, zoom and more.
Overall, the rumored specs list looks pretty much like the ultimate Android wishlist. Most of these parts are not even shipping yet, while some of them are scheduled to become available by the second half of this year. Qualcomm, for instance, said its Snapdragon 800 and RF360 should arrive by the end of 2013.
When it sounds too good to be true, it usually is, and several of these rumored specs scream fake. On the other hand, wouldn't it be great if this proved to be true?
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