There have been all sorts of rumors lately about the Google Nexus 5. The latest being that the Nexus 5 is going to come with a revolutionary Nikon camera on board. Nikon is one of the market leaders in camera technology and their alleged collaboration with Google in order to manufacture a camera for a mobile device is actually quite interesting. It could pave the way for disruptive innovation in mobile camera technology.
This latest Nexus 5 rumor is actually based on alleged retail specs of Google’s upcoming device. It is believed to have a 5-inch full 1080p HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quadcore processor coupled with 2GB of RAM, and a 3140 mAh battery. Nexus 5 will reportedly be available in two storage options, 8GB and 16GB. It will obviously be running Android 5.0, which is yet to be officially announced.
The same source also claims that the Nexus 5 camera will have Nikon branding and has a, I quote, “triple camera sensor thing”. Seeing as how Galaxy S4 upped the ante with a 13 megapixel camera, we can expect the one on Nexus 5 to be in the same region. If this turns out to be true, the camera will definitely be the selling point of this device. Vic Gundotra wrote on Google+ last month that the company is committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras. A sign of things to come from Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering, perhaps?