A few images portraying Nexus-branded concept devices show us what some fans may be expecting from future-generation Nexus products.
Since it’s the weekend, and we’re just a few days away from Google I/O 2013, these concepts are a great pastime while we wait to see what new products Google will unveil. Designer Bob Freking has imagined what future Nexus smartphones and tablets could look like, and in what follows you’ll be able to see renders for various devices including the Nexus 5, Nexus 8 and Nexus 11. And their listed specs look rather reasonable.
The Nexus 5 has been recently said to be, like its predecessor, awarded to LG. While that’s not yet a fact, we’re not surprised to see Freking offer viewers an LG Nexus 5 design.
In addition to the Nexus 5 render, the designer also mentions potential specs and features for the handset. We’re looking at a 5-inch smartphone with 1920 x 1080 True IPS+ display, 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, 13-megapixel camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camer and the “latest version of Android.”
Pricing would start at $299 for the 16GB model.
Instead of a second-generation Nexus 7, like the one we saw recently in an analyst’s report, Freking imagines a slightly bigger tablet: the Asus Nexus 8.
The Nexus 8 render also comes with specs and features: 8-inch 1920 x 1200 IPS LCD display, 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU, Adreno 320 GPU, 3-megapixel camera and 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. The “latest version of Android” will obviously be found on board.
The 8GB model would cost $199, according to the designer.
Finally, we have a Samsung Nexus 11 concept – after all, Samsung is rumored to work on such a device. The Nexus 11 would offer us an 11-inch Super PLS display with 2560 x 1600 resolution, 1.8GHz quad-core Tegra 4 processor, 72-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU, 5-megapixel camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and – you’ve guessed it – the “latest version of Android.” We’re looking at a starting price of $399 for the 16GB version.
While we did say the specs were reasonable for these three imagined products, we’ll also have to say that Tegra 4 doesn’t look like it belongs here, especially considering that Samsung has its own chip for such products. Replace that with an Exynos CPU, maybe the Exynos 5 Octa, and you’d have a device that could be closer to reality – in such a case the GeForce GPU would have to go too.