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There is so much hype around the Google Nexus 5 (2015) aka Nexus 5 2nd Generation with its release date drawing close.

Every detail of the device, including specifications and price, have been leaked even though they are not confirmed. If reports on it are anything to go by, it won't be very different from its predecessor -- the LG Nexus 5 -- though it is expected to come with noticeable feature upgrade.

The Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to be released in October and November though Google is keeping it a highly guarded secret as of now. It sounds logical given the fact that the Motorola Nexus 6 was released at this time of the year in 2014.

Many may believe that the Nexus 5 (2015) is the successor of the Nexus 6, but it is very unlikely to be, as Huawei is reportedly making the flagship device under the codename "Huawei Angler" while LG is expected to make the upcoming smartphone codenamed LG Bullhead."

How Different will Nexus 5 (2015) be from Nexus 5 (2013)?

Going by the reports, the Nexus 5 (2015) will basically be an upgraded version of the Nexus 5 (2013). So it is not very fair to compare it with the Nexus 6, which has a much bigger screen size (6-inch display). The device will surely have some feature upgrades over its predecessor but it may not be too different. It seems like Google has decided to come up with an average display following the kind of feedback its big screen device, the Nexus 6, received in the market.

Design: The Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to have a design similar to its predecessor. At least, there is no report of Google planning to change its look. So the smartphone may look more or less the same as the Nexus 5 but with a bigger display.

Specifications: The Nexus 5 (2013) sports a 4.95-inch True HD IPS+ capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels (445 ppi pixel density), but its successor is likely to have a 5.2-inch display, which means a little more than .2-inch bigger. However, there are chances of the device sporting better screen resolution.

According to MobiPicker, the Nexus 5 (2015) will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and a 2700 mAh battery, compared to Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 clocking at 2.3 GHz and powered by a non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery. So there are possibilities of the upcoming smartphone not having a significant change from its predecessor under the hoods.

The Nexus 5 (2015) is expected to run on Google's upcoming operating system, Android M, while its predecessor runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, upgradable to 5.1.1 Lollipop. However, the Nexus 5 (2013) is also expected to get Android M update as Google has expressed its desire to seed the new software to its few old devices, including the Nexus 5.

However, nothing has been leaked on a few key specifications like camera and storage.

As far as pricing is concerned, the Nexus 5 (2015) should be affordable unlike the Nexus 6 with GeekSnack reporting (citing a source close to the matter) that it will come with a price tag of under $500. The 16GB variant of LG Nexus 5 has a price tag of $350 (₹28,999), and the 32GB model was priced at $400 (₹32,999). So prospective buyers of the upcoming smartphone will be happy with the said price considering the expected feature upgrades and the price of the Nexus 6, which stands at $649 for the 32 GB variant and $699 for the 64GB version.