Well, there is now definite news that Google is planning to launch its next version of Nexus flagship phone called Nexus X. Various news websites are now carrying the news that this phone will be available by end of October 2014. The price of the phone will be around $400 (Rs. 36000). The price for Indian customers is yet to be launched.
Tech Specs of Nexus X:
- Operating System: Android L
- Screen size: 5.2 inches QHD 2540x1440p resolution with 550 ppi
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.7 GHz 805 Chipset
- GPU: Adreno 420
- Front Camera: 13 MP
- Rear Camera: 2.1 MP
- RAM: 3GB
- Other features: 4G LTE, Wi-fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Optical Image Stabilization
- Battery: No information available yet
For the past two months or so, the rumors mills have been churning out various news about the launch of the next version of its flagship phone Nexus 5. There was also some confusion as to whether Google will even launch its next gen phone or would it simply focus on its tablet.
When I spoke to a couple of guys who track the mobile industry, they voiced similar concern. But now, all those rumors can be laid to rest with this news.
Another interesting aspect is that there is no mention of additional storage capacity. These phones are likely to get launched with 32GB and 64GB capacities, negating the need for any additional storage. This could be a small disappointment for those who use additional storage for listening to music and watch movies.
Note that the current Nexus 5 does not have support for additional storage as well. The phone will be cased in a very light polycarbonate body which is move away from its soft touch plastic body in the current phone. It is definitely going to feel better to hold the phone.
Same as Moto X?
I am little surprised and disappointed. I thought Google will go bigger – a bigger screen in tune of 5.5 in (QHD), bigger battery (3000 mAh), and bigger camera (20 MP as primary and 5 MP in front). Because if you look at the current offerings, for example, Moto X (second generation) has already these features (almost) except for latest chipset, the GPU processor, and the screen resolution.
But if you go through the reviews, Moto X is definitely fast and worth the money (approx $340-345). When you really use these phones, day-in and day-out would you really notice these difference in specs? I doubt it. When you take photos and shoot movies, it is still going to come out quite well. And also, let us not forget that the Moto X will be getting Android L update as well.
Worth the Wait?
So it is worth the wait? Well it depends. If you are a Nexus user and you are looking to upgrade, then yes. The only few things that seem to work in favor of waiting for Nexus X is the storage option (default 32 GB) and the Android L operating system. We don’t how the camera is going to be, (an area where Google has always seem to be falling short), or how much battery capacity is going to be offered (hopefully it will be a 3000 mAh battery).
Well, once the phone is launched, I will take a look and provide my feedback on the phone and will let you know if the wait has really paid off.
Share your thoughts on this news and what you think Google will do in the battery area and what you think pricing will be.