Google is expected to announce its new Nexus 5 smartphone on October 14th, with Android 4.4 KitKat, but there seems to be more to this handset than meets the eye. For example, the camera on board is expected to be something special.



The Nexus 5 could be the world’s first phone with a MEMS rear camera, a technology developed by DigitalOptics and Lite-on. This is just like a Lytro camera and offers ultra fast focus, with the ability to focus up to 7 times faster than on current smartphone cameras. The MEMS autofocus actuators will operate on less than 1mW of power, so it will extend battery life and reduce thermal load on the image sensor.

The Nexus 5 is expected to pack an 8 megapixel camera with 1/3.2 inch sensor size and F/2.4 aperture. The same handset is said to run Android KitKat, use a 5 inch Full HD screen, LTE, NFC and a quad core Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.3 GHz. Of course, you’ve probably heard that this model is made by LG…

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