So much has been written about Google's upcoming device dubbed as the Nexus 5 (2015) aka Nexus 5 2nd Generation with its release date believed to be drawing close. The tech giant is tight-lipped on the device, but several specifications have been leaked over the last few weeks, which can cast doubt in the minds of prospective buyers whether to buy current flagship device Nexus 6 or wait for the release of Nexus 5 (2013) successor.
Nothing on the Nexus 5 (2015) is confirmed as of now, but several reports have claimed that it will be released in October or November like its predecessors. Android Product Manager Jamal Eason also hinted the same on Android Developers Blogspot by revealing that Google's upcoming operating system, Android M, which is expected to come with Nexus 5 successor, will be released this fall.
It is reported that Nexus 5 (2015) will not be the successor of Nexus 6, but is expected to have much superior features than the current flagship device. Android Police had earlier reported that Google will launch two Nexus devices: one to be made by LG codename "LG Bullhead" and believed to be called Nexus 5 (2015) and the other to be made by Huawei under the codename "Huawei Angler" and believed to be Nexus 6 successor.
Nexus 6 sports a 5.96-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,440x2,560 pixels (493ppi pixel density), powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor clocking at 2.7GHz, and run on Android 5.0 Lollipop (upgradable to 5.1 Lollipop). It also comes packed with 32/64GB internal memory and 3GB RAM, houses a 13mp main camera and 2mp front snapper, and a non-removable Li-Po 3,220mAh battery.
Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to have much superior features than the Nexus 6 (except display size) with 5.2-inch screen and 1,440x2,560 pixels, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Android M, 3GB RAM, 13mp main camera, 2mp front snapper, and a non-removable 2,300mAh battery.
According to a report by Geek Snack, Nexus 5 (2015) will be priced under $500, which is lower than the price of Nexus 6 -- $649 (₹44,000) for the 32GB version and $699 (₹49,000) for 64GB variant -- despite superior features. In fact, Nexus 6 was criticised for its price and big screen.
Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to have features superior to the current flagship device except screen size. So, gadget lovers and Nexus fans, who prefer smaller-screen phones, should wait for the upcoming device.