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Could there be a Google Nexus 3 smartphone at MWC 2013?

Remember the Sony Ericsson X8 or X10 or the HTC Wildfire? They were all were popular devices which suited a certain category of people; those who would certainly prefer to have a powerful, yet compact smartphone that can be literally single-handedly managed.

This is a clear opportunity for Google who may want to buck the trend that sees top-of-the-range smartphones being equipped with a 4in or bigger display. Heck! Even the Samsung’s Galaxy S3 Mini (note the suffix Mini) has a 4in display, hardly small. What shape and form would a prospective Google Nexus 3 take then?

If Google doesn’t want to follow Samsung’s example and provide a half-baked solution, then it would come up with a smaller version of the Google Nexus 4 (with a more compact chassis, smaller battery, a smaller display with the same resolution) and sell it at the same price.

5in displays with a full HD resolution are increasingly common. This means that there’s no technological barrier to having a 3.2in display with a 1,280 x 768 pixels resolution (which translates into a pixel density of 466ppi, about a third higher than the iPhone 5).

We would dearly want to see such a model at Mobile Word Congress and although there’s no hint that this ever happen, don’t be surprised if it does.

Desire worked at ITProPortal right at the beginning and was instrumental in turning it into the leading publication we all know and love today. He then moved on to be the Editor of TechRadarPro - a position he still holds - and has recently been reunited with ITProPortal since Future Publishing's acquisition of Net Communities.