The LG Nexus 5 was one of the best smartphones with up to date features and reasonable price when it was launched in 2013. It was discontinued after doing steady in the market for almost one-and-a-half year without even a single price cut. So, it is natural to expect big from its successor, the Google Nexus 5 (2015) aka Nexus 5 2nd Generation.
Google is tight-lipped on the release date of its upcoming smartphone but several reports have claimed that it might fall in the month of October or November. The reports sound logical, as the search giant has the tradition of releasing its Nexus devices, including the Nexus 6 just in time for the holiday season.
According to Android Police, Google might launch two Nexus devices – one to be made by LG codenamed "LG Bullhead" and believed to be the Nexus 5 (2015), and another device to be made by Huawei under codename "Huawei Angler" and believed to be the successor of the Nexus 6.
Not much has been leaked on the device despite arriving a few months from now. Going by reports that have surfaced so far, the Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to have at least 5 killer features that will please its fans.
1) Display: The Nexus 5 (2013) sports a 4.95-inch True HD IPS+ capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels (445 ppi pixel density) but its successor is expected to have a 5.2-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels.
2) Iris Scanner: According to a report by TechTimes, the upcoming Nexus 5 (2015) will feature iris scanner besides fingerprint scanner which are seen in its predecessor. However, it won't come as a surprise if these features are not seen in the device when released, as it is supposed to be a handset with affordable price.
3) Processor: There are conflicting reports on the processor to be seen in the Nexus 5 (2015) with some reports claiming that the device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, while others say it will be Qualcomm Snapdragon 808. The Nexus 5 (2013) is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.
4) Operating System: The Nexus 5 (2013) runs on Android 5.0 Lolipop, upgradable to 5.1.1 Lollipop, while its successor is expected to run on Google's upcoming software Android M.
5) Camera: The Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to house a 13 MP main camera, while its predecessor has 8 MP main camera and 1.3 MP front snapper.
Interestingly, GeekSnack has reported that Google's upcoming device might come with a price tag under $500, which means it will be much cheaper than the Nexus 6 that starts at $649 (₹44,000). The 16GB variant of Nexus 5 (2013) was priced at $350 (₹28,999), and the 32GB model at $400 (₹32,999).