Price and specification details of Google's soon-to-be-released LG Nexus 5 (2015) aka Bullhead have surfaced online.
Technology blog GizChina has claimed that the upcoming LG Nexus 5 (2015) will boast of a 5.2-inch QHD (250x1440p) display and pack Snapdragon 620 series SoC (System on Chip) backed by 4GB RAM, 64GB v5.1 eMMC storage and a 3180 mAh battery.
It has also learnt that Nexus 5 (2015) will house a feature-rich 13mp camera boasting a IMX278 RGBW sensor, a 6-element f/1.8 aperture lens, OIS, laser autofocus, and a dual-tone LED flash.
And on the front, it is said to house a 4mp camera with OV4682 RGB-IR sensor and Iris scanner. Despite housing high-end hardware, the Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to cost around $300 to $400 (€273-365/₹19,125-₹25,500).
Though most of the features revealed by GizChina are in line with earlier reports, there are a couple of anomalies.
Previously, the Nexus 5 (2015) was believed to feature Snapdragon 808 Hexa-core processor, the one used in LG's flagship G4, but the latest report says it will come with Snapdragon 620 Octa-core, casting doubts over the latest report. Also, the latest report has claimed that the LG Nexus 5 (2015) will house Iris scanner technology in the front-camera.
Many Android fans desire to have this kind of advanced bio-metric technology in smartphones, but the Nexus 5 already houses a finger-print scanner for secured unlocking of the phone. So, why would LG incorporate Iris scanner? It is impractical and will make the Nexus 5 (2015) too expensive and cost well over the rumoured price stated by GizChina.
Besides LG's Nexus 5 (2015), Google is collaborating with Chinese smartphone major Huawei for Nexus phablet Code-named Angler, understood to be Motorola's 2014 flagship Nexus 6 successor.
Huawei-made Nexus smartphone is expected to sport 5.7-inch QHD (2560x1440p) resolution and ship with Snapdragon 810 or 820 processor, finger-print sensor, 21mp camera with Sony IMX230 sensor and Android M OS out-of-the-box.
Both LG Nexus 5 (2015) and Huawei Nexus are slated to be unveiled in September, along with Google's new Android M series mobile OS.
Leaked Features of LG-Google Nexus 5 (2015):
|Model||LG-Google Nexus 5 (2015) aka Angler|
|Display||5.2-inch QHD screen with 2560x1440p resolution|
|Processor||Snapdragon (MSM8976) 620 Octa-core|
|Storage Capacity||64GB v5.1 eMMC|
|Battery||3180 mAh (non-removable)|
|Add-ons||Finger-print sensor, metal-frame around the edges, matte plastic (polycarbonate based) finish on shell, MediaTek MT3188 wireless charging receiver, and a Marvell Avastar 88W8897 connectivity chipset for Wi-Fi (802.11ac), NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, a USB Type-C connector with QuickCharge 2.0 technology|
|Price||$300-$400 (around €273-365/₹19,125-₹25,500)|