Expectations on the upcoming Google Nexus 5 (2015) device are huge, following the stupendous success of the LG Nexus 5. Not that the Motorola Nexus 6 is not a good device, but reviews by experts claimed that it's too big to hold in one hand with 6-inch screen. Now, all eyes are on the Nexus 5 second generation device, which is expected to come with features that will please its fans.
The release date of Google Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to fall in October or November this year and it sounds logical as Google has the tradition of releasing its devices in the fourth quarter of the year and it was the case with the Nexus 6 too. LG is reportedly collaborating with Google for the upcoming device.
The Google Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to come with several specifications upgrades but fans will want to see some special features in the device when launched such as:
1) Display: Nexus fans will expect the upcoming device to have a display smaller than the Nexus 6, which is a phablet. According to review of the Nexus 6 by Daily Star, many were not happy with the sudden increase of screen size from 5-inch seen in the Nexus 5 to 6-inch. Several reports have claimed that the Google Nexus 5 (2015) will sport either a 5.3-inch or a 5.7-inch screen.
2) Retina Scanner and Finger Print Censor: Most high-end devices in the market have retina scanner and finger print censor features, so prospective buyers of the Google Nexus 5 (2015) will expect them in the device when launched.
3) Memory Card Slot: The Nexus 6 comes packed with 32/64 GB internal memory and 3GB RAM, but many will want more memory through microSD card. Google is very unlikely to re-introduce memory card slot to its upcoming device, yet fans will want it.
4) Price: The Nexus 5 was priced at $350 for the 16GB variant and $400 for the 32GB model, but the Nexus 6 came with a price tag of $699.99 ($249.99 with a two-year contract). So, Nexus fans will expect Google to bring down the price of its next device.
Meanwhile, the Google Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to sport a 5.7-inch OLED screen with 1,440x2,560 pixels, and powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor, according to a report by MobiPicker, which cited Chinese IT analyst firm Jiutang Pan's post on the Weibo website.
The device is also expected to run on Google's upcoming software dubbed as the Android M aka Android 6.0 M Muffin, which is likely to be announced at Google I/O 2015 event.