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Google Nexus 5 phone to join Nexus 7 tablet?

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The next device in the Google Nexus family looks set to be a Google Nexus 5 smartphone, if reports emerging are to be believed.

GSMArena claims to have been tipped-off that the next Nexus device will be a 5in smartphone based on the forthcoming HTC Droid Incredible X.

As well as a 5in screen, the phone would have 2GB RAM, 64GB memory and a 1080p display.

Based on the HTC Droid Incredible X, a Nexus 5 could have a whopping 480 pixel per inch (PPI) screen, which would be rather impressive to say the least. The iPhone 5, albeit with a much smaller screen, has a 326 PPI.

This Nexus 5 phone would launch with a new version of the Android OS, which would bring subtle rather than wholesale updates to Android Jelly Bean.

Google re-launched its Nexus family of products in July this year with the Google Nexus 7 tablet – the 7 referring to the 7in screen size of the tablet – the first Google-branded tablet.

MORE: Google Nexus 5: all you need to know

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Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).