Most mobile phone makers release handsets with a few feature upgrades and name those after their predecessors with a suffix as in iPhone 5s and Moto X (3rd Gen). It was expected that Google will continue with the trend and name its upcoming smartphone as Nexus 5 (2015) sounding similar to its predecessor, but that might not be the case if some latest reports are true.
According to a report, the upgraded version of Nexus 5 could get the moniker Nexus 5X.
A source has told Android Authority that Google's upcoming devices will be available on Play Store starting 29 September and that the LG Nexus device, which is currently referred as Nexus 5 (2015), might be named Nexus 5X when launched.
Though "Nexus 5X" sounds good, nothing is sure as of now as Google is yet to confirm the name.
It is reported that Google is collaborating with LG again for its new smartphone, codenamed "LG Bullhead", and the successor to the original Nexus 5. The search giant is also expected to come up with Nexus 6 successor with Huawei under code name "Huawei Angler".
Nexus 5 (2015) aka Nexus 5X is expected to have features like a 5.2-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels with a plastic back, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C connector, fingerprint sensor and Android Pay. It may come in white, black and light blue colors.
Under the hood, it is expected to have Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 64 GB internal memory, 4 GB RAM, 13 MP Sony IMX278 sensor with an OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) camera, 4 MP front snapper and 3180 mAh battery.
There were also reports doing the rounds that Google's new smartphone will be affordable unlike the current flagship device, Nexus 6. Geek Snack has gone a step further by claiming that Nexus 5 (2015) will be priced under $500.