There has been no shortage of Nexus 5 rumors over the past couple of weeks, particularly after Google cleaned out the Play Store of all Nexus 4 inventory. That was taken as a sign of a successor being just around the corner, and it seems plausible too. The Nexus 5 leaks have been coming in almost every day, but still Google hasn’t said when it intends to launch the next generation Nexus smartphone. A new report suggests that the Google Nexus 5 may have a MEMS camera.
The MEMS camera module has been developed by Lite-On Technology and DigitalOptics, the module is essentially similar to the Lytro camera. Basically, it provides ultra-fast focusing, nearly 7 times faster than existing smartphone camera modules. Since MEMS autofocus actuators use less than 1mW of power, they also extend battery life and reduce thermal load on the image sensor, lens and other critical components. Apart from the MEMS camera, previous rumors suggest that the Nexus 5 might have a 5 inch full 1080p HD display, a quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel rear and 1.2 megapixel front camera, 16GB of onboard storage as well as a 2,300mAh battery. Nexus 5 is believed to be the first smartphone that will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat. No release or pricing information is available as yet.