Google is tight-lipped on the release date and specifications of its upcoming device dubbed as the Nexus 5 (2015) and didn't give even a little hint of it at its recently concluded Google I/O event where Android M was unveiled. However, this has not stopped leakage of information, and now a possible first look and design of the device have surfaced online.
The Google Nexus 5 (2015), which is supposed to be the Nexus 5 2nd Generation, is expected to be released in October or November by which time the Nexus 6 will complete its one-year cycle in the market.
Interestingly, possible first look of the Nexus 5 (2015) could have been leaked unintentionally. In Google Developers' YouTube video titled "Fingerprint and payments APIs" and first spotted by Reddit user infosql, a Nexus 5 look-alike device that could have been used for development purposes by Google is seen at 2:48 minute mark of the 6:10 minutes video that showcases fingerprint scanner and Android Pay features in Android M software.
The Google Nexus 5 (2015) may come with design similar to its predecessor if one is to go by the image seen in Google Developers' video. The fact is it will purely depend on the company that makes the device.
According to a report by Android Police, Google is planning to release two devices – one with codename "LG Bullhead" to be made by LG and believed to be the Nexus 5 (2015), and another device codenamed "Huawei Angler" to be made by Chinese company Huawei and believed to be Motorola Nexus 6 successor.
It is reported that the Google Nexus 5 (2015) will come with features like a 5.2-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and a 2700 mAh battery. In what could be referred to "Huawei Angler" device, MobiPicker has reported citing Chinese IT analyst firm Jiutang Pan's post on the Weibo website that Google's next device would have a 5.7-inch OLED screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels, and Snapdragon 810 processor.