Google is tight-lipped on its upcoming device dubbed as the Nexus 5 (2015) but that has not stopped people from speculating on its release date, features and other details. The device is expected to come with several feature upgrades over the current flagship device, the Motorola Nexus 6, though nothing is confirmed as of now.
The Google Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to be released in the month of October or November this year, as the search giant has the tradition of releasing its products this time of the year just before holiday season.
Not much is known on the specifications of the Google Nexus 5 (2015) but going by the little information we have got so far, it should come with several feature upgrades over the Nexus 6.
According to a report by MobiPicker that cited Chinese IT analyst firm Jiutang Pan's post on the Weibo website, the Google Nexus 5 (2015) will sport a 5.7-inch OLED screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels and powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor. It is also expected to run on Google's next software dubbed as Android M aka Android 6.0 M Muffin, which is likely to be announced at the upcoming annual conference Google I/O 2015. There were also reports that Google's new device will sport a 5.3-inch display.
Interestingly, Google's upcoming device is likely to have a smaller screen compared to Nexus 6's 5.96-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels (493 ppi pixel density) but the Nexus 5 (2015) should have better picture quality due to smaller screen.
The Nexus 6 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and run on Android 5.0 Lollipop, upgradable to 5.1 Lollipop, but the Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to come with Snapdragon 810 processor and run on Google's new Android M which is yet to be released.
However, the Nexus 6 and Google Nexus 5 (2015) could share a few similar features like 3 GB RAM and 13 MP main camera and 2 MP front snapper.