A source close to the matter has revealed to us details about Google‘s and LG’s plans for the new generation of the Nexus 5 smartphone. The source warned us that this information is not final, and as such, official details may differ, but we feel very confident in the veracity of this report.
First up, our source confirmed that the new Nexus will be made available in the Google Store from September 29. Both the LG Nexus and the Huawei Nexus will be offered at this point. This confirms a recent report from CNET, as well as an older rumor from Korean media.
The LG Nexus will probably go under the Nexus 5X moniker. We say probably because a decision on the final name has not been taken yet at Google HQ. That name makes a lot of sense: it allows Google to keep its “Nexus #” naming convention, while signaling that this is a new device in a much more intuitive fashion than by adding a “(2015)” or “(2nd gen.) suffix.
Next up, we can confirm that the leaks that have been making the rounds showing the design of the Nexus 5X are accurate. The device will feature a circular rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, along a raised camera and the dual LED flash on the side.
The Nexus 5X will be available in white, black, and light blue, and will feature a plastic back and a USB Type-C port.
Perhaps the most important detail we gleaned from our source is the price of the Nexus 5X: the device will be affordable, but not as affordable as the original Nexus 5. The Nexus 5X will cost $50 more than the Nexus 5, according to our source. That means we can expect a starting point of $399 for the 16GB model and $449 for the 32GB model, assuming Google has decided to stick with 16GB for the base version.
Again, this is non-final info so do not take it for granted just yet. That said, this is a very solid source, so we fully expect this info to pan out.
That’s it for now! How do you feel about a $400 Nexus 5X? Let us know your thoughts.
We’ve been hearing tons of rumors lately about Google’s upcoming lineup of Nexus smartphones, and it looks like we’ll finally see them officially unveiled in late September. The company is set to hold an event in San Francisco on September 29th, just in time for the holidays.
We’re expecting two Nexus devices, one of which will be a larger Huawei device and the other will be a smaller LG phone. These devices will probably be among the first Android devices to run Android Marshmallow, which we typically see with Nexus devices.
We’ve got a pretty solid idea on what both smartphones will have in terms of hardware, but pricing is still up in the air. Before the Nexus 6 last year, Google tried to set a trend with low cost devices. There’s no telling which direction the new Nexus devices will go, but we’ll know for certain by the end of the month.
Come comment on this article: Google will unveil new Nexus smartphones on September 29th in San Francisco
Google users are about to be very happy customers, if this report from CNET is found to be true. According to the report, Google will introduce the new Nexus device(s) on September 29th. Yep, that’s right, Google may be showing off TWO new Nexus phones, instead of only one.
Rumors have been flying around the next device in the traditional Nexus lineup, with reports coming everywhere that this device will be manufactured by the folks over at Huawei. There are other reports that have been leaked with information regarding an updated Nexus 5, dubbed the Nexus 5 2015. The Nexus 5 2015 would more than likely be manufactured by LG since that’s who made the first (and only one to date).
If these reports are true, and we not only get a new Nexus 6, but the updated LG Nexus 5, people will go nuts. Maybe not literally, but I would say that any pre-orders would be sold out within minutes, if not seconds.
One more interesting point to think about is where Google will price these devices. With more and more companies making competitively priced devices, it will be interesting to see where Google decides to place these devices at. It would be safe to assume that neither of these devices would top the $500 range, but stranger things have happened.
Let us know in the comments below what you think about this report, and whether you’re excited to get your hands a new Nexus device. Additionally, let us know which device you would prefer, if the rumors of the Huawei Nexus and updated Nexus 5 come to fruition.
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Two Nexus devices are expected to be released by the end of the year. Both LG and Huawei are apparently in charge of the hardware launching alongside Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It would be LG’s third time manufacturing a Nexus device and this one could arrive as soon as September 29. Today, alleged specifications regarding the LG-made Nexus phone, likely known (again) as the Nexus 5, were detailed.
Here are the specifications offered to Android Police:
- 5.2-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
- 3GB of RAM
- 12.3MP / 5MP cameras
- 2700mAh battery
- 16GB or 32GB of internal storage
- White, black, or blue color options
The source did not provide Android Police with a release date or pricing; however, these specifications seem to indicate a range of $300-$500. Nexus devices typically launch in November and pricing has always been scattered. The original Nexus 5, for example, launched on Halloween night in 2013 with a $349 staring price while the Nexus 6 debuted in mid-October last year priced at $649 to start.
Source: Android Police
Come comment on this article: LG’s Nexus 5 (2015) specs detailed
Nexus devices typically launch in November, a time that coincides with the release of a new version of Android. This year, however, the wait may not be so long. A report from Korean media outlet MK Post claims that a Nexus device from LG will launch on September 29. What else does this mean? Android 6.0 Marshmallow is coming very soon.
The information regarding the approaching release date apparently comes from the same source that was correct about the Nexus 5’s arrival in 2014. While we cannot confirm the source’s validity, having a proven track record is certainly beneficial.
Huawei’s alleged Nexus device was not mentioned in the report.
Come comment on this article: LG’s new Nexus phone might arrive next month
For all of the leaks and rumors surrounding the upcoming LG Nexus 5 (2015), one detail has proved to be rather elusive. Namely, when the device is expected to make its public debut.
According to a Korean website, MKPost, the forthcoming handset will touch down on September 29. As to the veracity of the source, that remains to be seen. Allegedly, the source of the date comes from the same guy who correctly predicted the Nexus 5’s arrival date in 2013.
Whether that’s the actual date for this year’s model remains to be seen. It does fall in the window of previous Nexus devices and also lines up with the annual fall-ish release of the latest version of Android. Perhaps we’re only a few weeks away from an Android 6.0 Marshmallow powered Nexus 5.
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A new leak coming from Chinese social media website Weibo is hinting at what hardware the rumored LG Nexus 5 will be sporting. We’ve seen many rumors regarding the Huawei-made Nexus 6 recently, but now the LG Nexus 5 is taking the spotlight with some impressive specifications.
The device is said to feature a Snapdragon 808 chipset, a 5.2-inch 2K display, 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and a 13-megapixel IMX278 Sony rear-camera. Past leaks have pointed towards the Nexus 5 sporting a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device as well as having USB Type-C.
Some other details say that the LG Nexus 5 will feature the same OIS technology in the LG G4’s camera. It’s also said that the camera will have laser focus and will take better stills than the Huawei Nexus 6.
Keep in mind that these are just rumors and nothing official. Fall’s about to hit, and we’re rapidly getting closer to around the time Google announces its yearly Nexus handset refresh. That said, leaks like these will no doubt become more commonplace as we get closer to an official unveiling.
LG’s Nexus 5 and Huawei’s Nexus 6 are both rumored to debut this year. Which one will you be rooting for?
Come comment on this article: LG Nexus 5 to have a Snapdragon 808 chipset, 3GB of RAM, leak says
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Yesterday, we got our first look at what the 2015 Nexus 5 likely looks like in the flesh, but naturally, we want more. Considering what some of the rumours have been telling us, the new Nexus 5 is going to be considerably bigger than the outgoing Nexus 5, a fact that has been quantified thanks to YouTuber, Canoopsy. Much like his video comparing the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6, Canoopsy’s latest video shows what the 2015 Nexus 5 looks like compared to its predecessor with a to-scale cut-out of the rumoued LG Nexus. Check out the whole video below which compares the 2015 Nexus 5 to current devices like the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4, OnePlus 2 and loads more:
While it’s not a perfect science, the dimensions of the 2015 Nexus 5 that were leaked out do appear to suggest it will as large as it looks in the video – so large that it’s just about the same size as the OnePlus 2 and LG G4, both with have 5.5-inch displays; the Nexus 5 is expected to have a 5.2-inch display. While we do prefer that devices be small, compact and minimize the amount of bezel, we’re holding off judgement until we know more about why the device has ended up this big.
What do you think about the 2015 Nexus 5 and how big it is? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Right now, you can download the latest version of the Android M Developer Preview for select Nexus devices. People with the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player can go ahead and grab system images of the Developer Preview for their devices. Doing so is as simple as manually flashing the system images from the source link below.
This is the third and final version of the Android M Developer Preview before Google delivers Android 6.0 Marshmallow to consumers later in the year. Expect Marshmallow to remain relatively unchanged between now and its launch.
Source: Android Developers
Come comment on this article: Get the final Android M Developer Preview for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player
If you’re like me, you prefer to see the real deal rather than renders of upcoming phones. However, comparing the recently leaked image of the new LG Nexus 5 to the renders that preceded it gives @OnLeaks some credibility over its insider knowledge.
But if small phones aren’t your cup of tea, fortunately, @OnLeaks still has your back. It now has alleged renders of the Huawei Nexus, the big brother Nexus that is said to have a 5.7″ display and all-metal build.
On the back, the fingerprint scanner sticks out like a sore thumb, bearing a similar circular design with the new Nexus 5. This could be a design cue that Google is pushing.
We can also see typical plastic-insert bands running along the sides, repeatedly used in metal designs. But a differentiating factor appears to be sections of extra plastic on the top and bottom. These could be for signals that don’t work through the metal, such as wireless charging and NFC.
On the bottom we can see the expected USB Type-C port. The source report (via uSwitch) even has dimensions: 159.4mm high and 78.3mm wide (including side buttons), with a thickness that ranges between 6.6mm and 8.5mm (at its thickest point). Bear in mind that the colors shown in these render are pure speculation.
What do you think about the design of the Huawei Nexus? Are you looking forward to this one over the new LG Nexus 5?
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