Renders for a Nexus concept phone imagined by a designer have hit the web amidst increased speculation on future smartphones such as the Google X Phone or the LG Nexus 5 that would run stock Android.
Obviously, this is just a concept device, so don’t expect to see it available from Google in the future.
Called the Motorola Nexus+, the device in the image gallery below looks interesting, while at the same time aligning itself to this year’s standards for high-end Android smartphones when it comes to specs and features.
Designed by Christophe Siméon, the Motorola Nexus+ would pack a 5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 13-megapixel camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, dual frontal stereo speakers, infrared port and a notifications capacitive pad. Such a device would easily fight against current flagships including the Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z or the rumored upcoming Optimus G2 (also said to pack a Snapdragon 800 CPU).
Design-wise, we’re looking at a handset that measures 137 x 67 x 8.5 mm, features a magnesium frame and a “machining carbon fiber back.”
Just the other day we speculated on who’s going to make next-gen Nexus smartphone, but we’ll still have to wait to see what Android device maker will actually build the Nexus 5.
LG seems to be the front-runner for the Nexus 5, with various rumors and reports suggesting that the company will build the next Nexus, which could be similar to a future Optimus G2.
As for Motorola, also a potential Nexus handset maker considering that Google now owns the company, the company is rumored to be working on a variety of new mobile devices, including a Google X Phone that would also be a Nexus-like device (running stock Android) without actually being included in the Nexus brand. Google execs have shown increased excitement around Motorola’s unannounced smartphones, revealing that such products would offer increased battery life and durability and sport a size that would be just right for the user.
That said, it may be a while until we actually see a Motorola Nexus in stores, considering that Google doesn’t want to favor Motorola that way, or at least not yet.
How do you like this Motorola Nexus+ concept?