The live photos for Nexus 5 (2015) prototype have been making rounds and it surely does giveaway some of the features it will debut with. Unlike all the other premium phones in the market, Nexus doesn’t come clad in a shiny metal armor, and instead it sticks to a plastic build with sort of a matte finish.


The back panel hosts a protruding camera pod along with a traditional Nexus logo, the circular ring next to the camera unit seems to be the fingerprint scanner (like the one we saw on Gionee Elife E8). LG sticker at the bottom confirms the manufacturer. Last week’s renders pointed at two new Nexus devices this year, one with a smaller 5.2-inch display and another with a bigger 5.7-inch display. The chances are that both the phones will be sourced from different manufacturers, while the 5.2-inch Nexus 5 (2015) revealed in the renders above will still be manufactured by LG the larger Nexus might very well be manufactured from Huawei.

The Nexus 5 (2015) is also expected to receive a bumped up camera in the form of a 16-Megapixel or the 20.7-Megapixel sensor and it will also come with features like dual LED flash and laser autofocus. As per some other rumors, the LG Nexus 5 (2015) will be powered by a Snapdragon 620, while the Huawei Nexus runs on Snapdragon 820. This is possibly to keep the price of the smaller Nexus low.

Nexus releases adhere to a tradition of being released in the second half of October and we don’t think it will be any different this year. The new Nexuses are also expected to come with USB Type-C and dual speaker setup. The Nexus 6 couldn’t match up the high sales numbers set by its predecessors, thanks to the single large screened variant and the high pricing. The renders and the leaks suggest that Google will be playing safe this time around with both large and small screened variant of Nexus, just like what Apple did with the iPhone 6.

Details are still scarce at this juncture, but rest assured that more leaks, rumors and renders will make way as we inch closer to the launch. The video below shows off the Nexus 5 2015 which was reconstructed by using detailed factory schematics provided to the accessory manufacturers.

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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.


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