Mobile rumours: Nexus 5 2014, a Galaxy Alpha follow-up?

The world of mobile news is scary and complicated, with rumours flying about all over the place about what the many different companies are planning on doing. If you don’t know what you’re looking for then chances are you won’t get very far, so to ease your burden here are some of today’s biggest mobile rumours.

1. Leaks claim that Google’s next Nexus flagship will not be the Nexus X, it’ll be an updated Nexus 5

That’s according to Twitter leaker @emtleaks who claim that the follow up to the Nexus 5 will simply be: Nexus 5 (2014). This wouldn’t be the first time this has happened either, the follow up to the Nexus 7 was called the Nexus 7 (2013), so strange as it may be it is a possibility that Google will adopt the bizarre new naming scheme.

The name is where te similarities end though, all the specs we’ve head about the new Nexus are apparently true, including the 5.2-inch QHD display, 2.7 GHz  quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 12 MP camera. But this is a rumour, and we shouldn’t take it as absolute fact — especially with all the Nexus rumours that are floating around the internet at the moment. [@emtleaks via Trusted Reviews]

2. The SM-A500 is rumoured to be a follow-up to the Galaxy Alpha with more metal, and slightly worse specs

Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha marked a new era of Samsung phones, an era where metal was the go-to material for a phone chassis.  According to reports at SamMobile that focus on metal components will continue with the SM-A500, the follow up to the Galaxy Alpha and the next phone in Samsung’s A series. The only problem is that this report came with some leaked specs for the phone, and they weren’t particularly impressive.

The phone will reportedly come with a 5-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 400 processor, an 8MP camera, a 5MP front camera, 16GB of storage, microSD expansion, and a 2,330 mAh battery. It apparently won’t be waterproof, nor will it have any fancy features like fingerprint sensors.

Of course this is still early days for the phone, especially since the Galaxy Alpha isn’t even out yet. Dissapointing at the specs might be, they could be completely made up. [SamMobile via Trusted Reviews]

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Tom Pritchard