LG to Launch Nexus 5 on October 5 with Android 5?

Daum reports (via PhoneArena) that LG may launch the Nexus 5 smartphone on October 5, 2013. Even more, it will supposedly sport Android 5.0 "Key Lime Pie", creating an interesting 5-5-5 pattern. Seriously, it would not be surprising to see advertisement pop up in the coming months using some kind of "5.5.5" theme. The whole July 4th theme worked for Motorola, right?

The Nexus 5 from LG will supposedly be based on the upcoming LG "Optimus" G2 smartphone. The latter phone's name is in quotes because LG may drop the Optimus branding – it's unknown if this device will be called something else, or simply sport the LG G2 name. Regardless, it's expected to make a full reveal at an event in New York City on August 7 thanks to an obvious hint in a recent invitation.

"Great 2 Have You," it reads with the "G" and "2" in fonts three times the size as the other letters. G2, get it? Good. Here is a video from LG to go along with it, showing New York City and lots "G" popping up around town. "To me, you are perfect. From G…" Is that a love note to the G2? Probably. So clever.

According to a press release from Qualcomm and LG in June, the successor to the original LG Optimus will sport a quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC with LTE-A connectivity up to 150 Mbps. Rumors have indicated that the unannounced G2 phone may have a flexible, Full HD OLED screen measuring 5.2 inches (there's that five again) although one LG executive said a phone equipped with a flexible screen won't arrive in 2013. The upcoming LG G2 will also supposedly pack power and volume buttons on the back, a 13MP camera with OIS software, 3 GB of RAM, a super-slim chassis, a removable 2700mAh battery and dual speakers for true stereo sound.

At one time sources claimed that the Nexus 5 would be based on the LG Megalodon. This phone was said to have a 5.2 inch screen (another five), a quad-core Snapdragon 800 clocked at 2.3 GHz, 3 GB of RAM and a 2.1MP front-facing camera. That's rather close to the rumored specs in the LG G2 if not identical.

"With a powerful combination of LG’s core smartphone technologies and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, we are taking a significant step forward in the mobile experience," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, in June. "The result of this collaboration will in many ways be the industry’s best smartphone by which all other devices will be measured."

Guess we'll find out what LG is up to next month. In the meantime, find a pair of socks and have them ready to be blown off if the hardware rumors are true.

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  • slomo4sho
    Doesn't seem like a worthwhile upgrade from the Nexus 4
  • Johmama
    Even though I REALLY want to buy this, I did just get my Nexus 4 a few months ago. I might have to skip this one and grab the next one, if there will be one after the Nexus 5.
  • X-Nemesis
    And then let's watch LG and Google only put 16GB into this beast. Pathetic if true.