HTC’s 5-inch DROID Incredible X may launch as the Google Nexus 5; Android 4.0.2, 12MP Camera In Tow

HTC DROID Incredible X aka Google Nexus 5

Rumors were circling online since yesterday detailing Google’s new plans for launching a new Nexus phone in the coming months. According to rumor from GSM Arena, claimed by anonymous tipster that the rumored HTC Droid Incredible X (DiX) will be launched as the next gen Nexus device and it will be called as “Nexus 5,” so that it would be competing against the new Galaxy Note II, LG Intuition phablets. However, we’re going to take it with a grain of salt for the time being. HTC’s Droid Incredible X aka HTC One X 5 is rumored to sport a bigger 5-inch HD screen and we’ve seen it leaked online a few times.

The source says that next gen Nexus handset will reportedly feature Android 4.1.2 OS, developed upon Jelly Bean, carrying Project Butter improvements and lockscreen enhancements, a set of other tweaks and fixes. The rest of the rumored features are including a 5-inch display with 1080p resolution, quad-core S4 processor with LTE, a 12MP camera on the backside, a front-facing 2MP shooter, up to 64GB onboard storage, and a 2500mAh battery to power everything.

Galaxy Nexus 2 Sample Image

We also heard that Google is considering to make some major changes for the next Nexus phone. Earlier this year, WSJ reported that Google is planning to tie up with as many as 5 manufacturers (such as Samsung, Motorola, Asus, HTC, etc) to develop the next Nexus phone, instead of going with one partner only. Thus, Google can get “more control over the apps that run on smartphones and tablets powered by Android, thus reducing the influence of wireless carriers over such devices.” In the past, Google has tied up with one partner to release new Nexus phone each year. Late yesterday, we reported that a set of camera sample shots popped up on Picasa, that were shot with a device called Samsung “GT-I9260.” which is also known as Galaxy Nexus 2.

What do you think?

Source: GSM Arena

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