LG Rumoured to be Making 2013's Nexus 5, Which May be a Less Powerful LG G2

By Gary Cutlack on at

LG has been tipped as the hot new favourite to make this year's new Nexus mobile, with the Korean maker said to be working with Google to sell a slightly revised version of its new LG G2 as the next official Android reference model.

According to Chinese site MyDrivers, the Nexus 5 will see LG replace the G2's Snapdragon 800 processor with a slightly more affordable 600 series option and may reduce the camera sensor to a 10-Megapixel unit, but will retain the 1080p resolution display. The aim is to be able to sell this for an equally affordable price as the bewilderingly cheap Nexus 4, which propelled the Nexus line -- and LG itself -- into the top tier of Android hardware makers last year.

Given the rather frosty reception afforded to the LG G2's custom user interface, the chance to get hold of such an impressive piece of hardware with a plain stock Android skin on top of it is quite exciting. Especially if it arrives at anywhere near the Nexus 4's still-unbelievable £239 RRP. [MyDrivers via Slashgear]