Google's upcoming smartphone, dubbed as the Nexus 5 (2015) aka Nexus 5 2nd Generation, is slowly beginning to hit the headlines with its release date drawing close. Several details of the device, including features and price have been leaked, and going by reports that have appeared so far, it should beat the Nexus 6 hands down.
The search giant has the tradition of releasing its Nexus devices in October or November, so, its upcoming Nexus 5 (2015) is also expected to be unveiled around the same time. Product Manager of Android Jamal Eason has further confirmed the same by revealing on Android Developers Blogspot that Android M, which is expected to come with Google's upcoming device, is scheduled for release this fall.
It may be mentioned that Android Police had earlier claimed in a report that Google might launch two Nexus devices - one codename "LG Bullhead" to be made by LG and believed to be called the Nexus 5 (2015), and the other to be made by Huawei under the codename "Huawei Angler" and believed to be the successor to Nexus 6.
Not much has been revealed about the specifications of the Google Nexus 5 (2015), but from what has been leaked so far, it is expected to sport a 5.2-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and run on Android M.
It is also expected to come packed with 3 GB RAM, 13 MP main camera and 2 MP front snapper, and a non-removable 2300 mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Nexus 6 comes with features like a 5.96-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels (493 ppi pixel density), Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 clocking at 2.7 GHz, 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 3220 mAh battery.
The Nexus 6 was priced $649 (₹44,000) for the 32 GB version and $699 (₹49,000) for the 64GB variant when it was launched, which was a steep hike over $350 (₹28,999) for the 16 GB variant of Nexus 5 (2013) and $400 (₹32,999) for the 32 GB model. The Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to be priced under $500 as reported by Geek Snack.