Nexus 5 to Feature Special Nikon Camera Technology

Google's upcoming Nexus 5 smartphone is rumored to feature special Nikon camera technology.

Phonearena is reporting that the handset's camera module will feature a "triple camera sensor thing," with Nikon branding. The site's source also confirmed that this will be the handset's main selling point.

In a post on his Google+ account, the company's Senior Vice President of Engineering Vic Gundortra hinted that the camera quality in future Nexus smartphones will be ahead of competitors.

"We are committed to making Nexus phones insanely great cameras," he said while answering a user who asked if he though Nexus devices will replace DSLR. Google and Nikon also recently joined forces to create the Nikon Coolpix S800c so their partnership could yield even more on a Nexus device.

Specifications for the Nexus 5 smartphone were also leaked earlier this week.

The leaked specs for the smartphone included a 5.2-inch OLED Display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB RAM, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 2.1-megapixel front camera, and a 3300 mAh Lithium battery.

Other features include gesture like controls and integrated DVB-T along with LTE connectivity which was not available on the LG Nexus 4.

The company also launched a new smaller wireless charger that is compatible with the Nexus 4 last month.

The new device, the WCP-300, is only 6.9cm in diameter and is designed to be portable. And even with its smaller size, the charging area is 1.7 times wider than it is on LG's previous wireless charger. It is also compatible with a standard 5-pin micro-USB charger, which provides the highest level of charging performance and user convenience.

The WCP-300 is compatible with both the Nexus 4 and the LG Spectrum 2 out of the box in the U.S. market. Other smartphones require the purchase of a special case in order to be charged wirelessly. LG hopes to assist in making wireless charging the industry standard by having the feature built in to most of its future devices.