GSM Arena has reported a tip off, received from one of their own tipsters funnily enough, about the next possible phone in the Nexus brand coming from HTC. This tipster suggests that the 5″ HTC “phablet” which we’ve been following could become the Google Nexus 5, running Android 4.1.2. This release of Android should include a number of bug fixes and tweaks beyond the current release of Jelly Bean.

This Nexus 5 is claimed to have a 1080p screen, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC with LTE support, and a 12MP main camera with 2MP front-facing camera. GSM Arena reports that the phone will have a “super slim design”, a 2500 mAh battery, and up to 64GB internal storage.

There could well be something to this rumour – there are certainly other manufacturers rumoured to be working on devices with similar specs, such as the Oppo device and Asus Padfone 2.

Beyond this, there’s nothing suggesting whether Google will sell this through its own channels (like it has with previous Nexus models the Nexus One and Nexus 7), but it looks like some powerful hardware could be around the corner soon, with very fresh Android 4.1.2 to boot.

Source(s): GSM Arena