Stakes are high with gadget lovers and Nexus fans expecting big and the best from Google's upcoming smartphone dubbed as the Nexus 5 (2015). It is expected to come with several feature upgrades over its predecessor, the LG Nexus 5 (2013). But how will it stake up against the current flagship plablet, Motorola Nexus 6?

Google is yet to make any statements about its upcoming device but reports have it that it is codenamed "LG Bullhead" and will be released along with the Nexus 6 successor under the codename "Huawei Angler".

It was reported that the device will be launched in October or November but Korean website Post (via GforGames) has claimed that it will be released on 29 September.

How will Nexus 5 (2015) stake up against Nexus 6?

The search giant shocked many last year with its Motorola Nexus 6 by sporting a 5.96-inch screen, which is a huge increase from the five-inch display seen in the Nexus 5 (2013). Now, it is back to smaller screen phones. It learned its lessons the hard way with the Nexus 6 failing to do well.

The Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to come with up-to-date features and specifications much superior than the Nexus 6 except screen size and processor.

The Motorola Nexus 6 sports a 5.96-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels (493 ppi pixel density). It has Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Android 5.0 Lollipop (upgradable to 5.1 Lollipop), 32/64 GB internal memory and 3 GB RAM, 13 MP main camera and 2 MP front snapper, and a non-removable Li-Po 3,220 mAh battery under the hoods.

On the other hand, the Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to sport a 5.2-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It is expected to have 64 GB internal memory, 4 GB RAM, 13 MP Sony IMX278 sensor with an OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) camera, 4 MP front snapper, and a 3,180 mAh battery.

The device is also expected to feature NFC, Bluetooth 4.2., USB Type-C connector, fingerprint sensor and Android Pay.

The Nexus 6 was priced at $649 for the 32 GB version and $699 for 64 GB variant at the time of its launch but the upcoming smartphone is expected to come with an affordable price tag. Geek Snack has reported that the Nexus 5 (2015) will be priced under $500.