Smartphone makers, be it Apple or Samsung or HTC have not released its latest flagship device with screen smaller than its predecessor. However, the much-hyped Google Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to come with a screen smaller than the one seen in its predecessor, the nexus 6.
Google released its current flagship smartphone, the Nexus 6 last year with a 6-inch screen compared to 5-inch seen in its predecessor but the response it received was not very encouraging. The Nexus 5 was a huge hit in terms of sales and was considered as one of the best smartphones at the time of its launch with reasonable price in spite of great features.
Many critics were of the opinion that it was not fair to call the Nexus 6 as Nexus 5 successor citing their display difference. Google's latest device is a phablet in the first place. Review of the device by Daily Star stated that many people, who were not comfortable with big screen phones, were not happy with the Nexus 5 successor despite its great features.
Considering the response Nexus 6 received, screen size of the upcoming Google Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to be downgraded by at least .3-inch.
The Google Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to sport a 5.7-inch OLED screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels, powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor, and 1080p resolution, according to a report by MobiPicker which cited Chinese IT analyst firm Jiutang Pan's post on the Weibo website.
The device is also expected to run on Google's next new operating system dubbed as Android M aka Android 6.0 M Muffin which is likely to be announced at the upcoming annual conference Google I/O 2015.
Google is tight-lipped on the release date of its Nexus 5 (2015) but it is launched in the month of October or November as the Nexus 6 will complete one year cycle in the market by that time. There are speculations doing the rounds that the search giant is dumping Motorola and collaborating with either LG or Huawei to make the new handset.