Google Nexus 5 phone to join Nexus 7 tablet?

Google Nexus family

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 the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. 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 written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).