Expectations on the Motorola Nexus 6 were huge following the stupendous success of the LG Nexus 5 but it reportedly didn't do as well as expected when it was launched last year. Now, hype has fallen on the upcoming Google Nexus 5 (2015) aka Nexus 5 2nd Generation with its release date drawing close.
The search giant is expected to launch two Nexus devices, one to be made by LG under the codename "LG Bullhead" and believed to be called Nexus 5 (2015), and the other device is believed to be Nexus 6 successor to be made by Huawei with the codename "Huawei Angler." The devices are expected to be released in October or November this year.
It seems like Google has learned its lesson from the debacle of its current flagship device, the Nexus 6. The leap from 5-inch display to 6-inch was huge considering that most smartphone makers increase the screen size of their flagship devices by .2-inch or a little more but not by 1 inch as in the case of the Nexus 6.
The Nexus 5, which sports a 5-inch display, did very well in terms of sales before it was discontinued without any price cut after going strong in the market for almost one and a half year. However, Google upgraded the screen size of its new device to 6-inch which reportedly disappointed many fans and prospective buyers. Now, several reports have suggested that the successor of the Nexus 6 will sport a 5.7-inch display, a .3-inch smaller than its predecessor which is a rare move.
It's not fair to even call the Nexus 6 as the successor of the Nexus 5 because they belong to two different categories with the former purely a phablet while the latter is a smartphone. But there must be a reason for Google to decrease the display of its upcoming phablet, and that reason could possibly be the poor sales of the Nexus 6 and the kind of feedback it received despite significant feature upgrades.
According to MobiPicker, the Nexus 5 (2015) will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and a 2700 mAh battery, while the Nexus 6 successor may be feature a 5.7-inch OLED screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels, Snapdragon 810 processor and 3500mAh battery. Both the devices are expected to come running Google's upcoming operating system, Android M.