Hype on Google's upcoming smartphone dubbed Nexus 5 (2015) aka Nexus 5 2nd generation is beginning to gain momentum with its release date getting close. Details of the device, from specifications to price, have been leaked, and now, pictures of the purported handset have hinted that it will have a design very different from predecessor Nexus 5 (2013).
The search-engine giant is yet to speak up on its upcoming device, but several reports have claimed that it will be launched in October or November like its predecessors. Product Manager of Android Jamal Eason also hinted the arrival of the device by stating on Android Developers Blogspot that Android M is scheduled for release this fall.
Interestingly, @Onleaks has the revealed the look of the purported device with a few pictures. It's a bit early to see back case of a device that's coming after two-three months, but it can't be ignored as well.
— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) July 29, 2015
Compared to its predecessor, the new device has a more rounded edge and could end up looking like Samsung or HTC devices. It has three holes in the back – perhaps for camera, flash and finger-print censor.
Power button is located above the volume button (placed at opposite sides) and headphone hole on top like the Nexus 5 (2013). However, there are only two cut-outs at the bottom (three in Nexus 5) – perhaps for the USB port and microphone.
It is not known if the photos are genuine, but it has turned heads.
Google is expected to launch two Nexus devices - one codename "LG Bullhead" to be made by LG and believed to be called Nexus 5 (2015) and the other to be made by Huawei under the codename "Huawei Angler" and believed to be Nexus 6 successor, according to Android Police.
It is reported that Nexus 5 (2015) will come with features like a 5.2-inch screen with 1,440 x 2,560 pixels, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Android M, 3 GB RAM, 13mp main camera, 2mp front snapper, and a non-removable 2,300mAh battery. Geek Snack has also claimed in a report that it will be priced under $500.