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Nexus 5 2015 Leak Reveals All



The first rumors about a new Google Nexus 5 (2015) started to appear way back in February, but for the last few months and all summer long more and more details continue to emerge. Today a huge leak surfaced claiming to know all the details about the new 2015 Nexus 5, and it’s suggesting this will be a very impressive smartphone.

Earlier this summer some reports about the Nexus for 2015 arrived, revealing that Google could potentially be planning to release two Nexus phones this year. One made by LG to replace the Nexus 5, and a bigger 5.7-inch smartphone by Huawei that would replace the huge Motorola Nexus 6. We’ve since heard that multiple times, and now all we need is the final specs, and a release date.

Read: Nexus 2015 Rumors: 5 Things to Know Right Now

We’ve heard multiple different reports and even seen some concept videos, but nothing concrete. And while today’s massive leak needs to be taken with a grain of salt, with no solid source, the level of details being shared are rather surprising. If accurate, Google’s Nexus 5 for 2015 could be worth waiting for.

Nexus-5-16A huge unconfirmed leak surfaced late last night from GizmoChina claiming to have all the details. According to their sources Google’s Nexus 5 will be made by LG, have a 5.2-inch screen, and come with a huge battery. Some of these details we’ve heard before, but most of this report differs from earlier rumors.

They’re suggesting an extremely impressive mid-range smartphone for the Nexus 5 2015. We say mid-range because it doesn’t have the latest 8-core processor and a huge 21 megapixel camera, but nothing about this leak is mid-range. In fact, it sounds like an extremely impressive “do-it-all” smartphone with a few cuts here and there to keep it affordable, just like Google and LG did in 2013. Here’s the full details.

Nexus 5 2015 Specs (Rumored)

  • 5.2-inch 1920 x 1080p P-OLED HD Display
  • 8-core Snapdragon 620 Processor with 3-4GB of RAM
  • 32 and 64GB of internal storage
  • 13 megapixel F1.8 camera with OIS and Laser Autofocus (like the LG G4)
  • 4 MP front camera
  • 3,180 mAh battery with wireless charging
  • Rear power button with a built-in fingerprint scanner
  • Dual Front-facing speakers
  • USB Type-C Connector with Quick Charging Technology
  • Aluminum Frame with Matte Black Plastic back (like the original Nexus 5)
  • more

According to this leak the Nexus 5 could be a combination of the original Nexus 5 and the new LG G4. Opting to use a 1080p screen to keep the price down, while preserving battery life. The 8-core Snapdragon 620 processor isn’t a high end 800 series, but still performs extremely well. This also keeps the price manageable, without sacrificing performance. Then, the comments on rear camera and rear power button with a fingerprint scanner, laser autofocus and dual LED flash line up perfectly with some recently leaked cases.

The rest of the details we’ve heard before, only this leak suggests a bigger 3,180 mAh battery, and has exact models for the wireless charging unit, among other things. Google specifically mentions fingerprint scanners and USB Type-C charging ports during the Android M reveal, both which appear to make it into this smartphone.

Then last but certainly not least, this leak claims the price could come in around $349, and $399. Which could be for a 32 and 64GB version. If accurate, this is an excellent sounding smartphone, similar to the original Nexus 5 only better in every way.

Android M vs Android L

In closing, this leak claims the Huawei Nexus 6 is still a real device, and will come equipped with a 5.7-inch Quad-HD display and a full aluminum design, a 21 megapixel camera and a few other high-end features like wireless charging, but didn’t go into specifics.

The next version of Android, dubbed Android M, is set to arrive before the end of the 3rd quarter of 2015, which is the end of September. Along with it will be at least one new Nexus smartphone, like every year prior. If these rumors are accurate, that will be the all-new 2015 Nexus 5 made by LG, then later this year closer to the holiday season another Nexus 6 will be released by Google and Huawei. This report doesn’t have any credible link or source, but could come from their own internal sources.

For now we’re taking it with a grain of salt, as it almost sounds too good to be true. However, with Android M set to be released before the end of September, we should start seeing and hearing more about the new Nexus that will launch along-side of the Android M release.



  1. chazzmatt

    08/04/2015 at 12:31 pm

    GOOD: At least they are heading in the right direction with the battery. Previous rumor of 2700 mAh was ridiculous. Even the 2013 5.2″, 1080p LG G2 had a 3000 mAh battery… Logic dictates it has to be equal or bigger than that.

    BAD: This phone better have high end SoC, like Snapdragon 820 AND 1440p. The problem with the Nexus 6 wasn’t the price, it was the SIZE. Give us a 5.2″ – 5.3″ phone with top tier specs in Nexus format and they will sell like hotcakes.

    I bought TWO 64GB Moto XT1225 phones — the 5.2″ version of the Moto Nexus 6. I paid the same price I would have for TWO 64GB Nexus 6 — but I got a BETTER size.

    *5.2″, 1440p
    *3GB RAM
    *64GB storage
    *Turbo charging
    * Qi wireless charging
    * 3900 mAh battery
    * LTE bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17

    Unlocked, rooted, TWRP, CM12.1 installed, running both of them on AT&T.

    Note the 3900 mAh battery. Yeah, the “unofficial” smaller version of the Nexus 6 has a BIGGER battery than the official version. :)

    • John Smith

      08/05/2015 at 6:31 am

      No, nobody wants a 5.3″ phone, or a 5.4″ phone… display size creep needs to stop. 5″ is perfect. 5.2″ would be okay only if they maintain the same dimensions as the N5.

      1440p is unnecessary. 1080p is Full HD, perfectly good for a 5″ phone.

      • T Will

        08/05/2015 at 11:19 am

        You’re a moron. I don’t want a phone less than 5.5″ but I don’t expect everyone else to agree or think that’s perfect. Check yourself.

      • Đức Thành Phạm

        08/05/2015 at 12:40 pm

        I agree completely. Any phone bigger than 5″ is simply too big. If I wanted a tablet, I’d buy one (and I’m perfectly happy with my tablet and have no need for a new one yet, no thank you). My current Nexus 5 is perfect, but if it got any bigger it would be impossible to handle it as easily.

        1080p is perfect for a 5″ device. Not to mention a smaller display (small as in when compared to unnecessary specs bumps that aren’t noticeable in any apparent ways, not that it’s small in its own) means the devices consumes less power and runs smoother as there’s less workload on the GPU and CPU too.

        Considering this is an all-around developer phone with mid-range price, those rumoured specs aren’t even half bad. In fact, they’re great to the point of ideal. And I’d prefer them that way too even if it had the price of a premium flagship, simply because it’s more efficient. Any person with a bit of intelligence will aim for the best experience the device it could offer, not specs that are only impressive on paper. I call the latter kind man-childs.

        • Cory Gunther

          08/05/2015 at 1:12 pm

          I agree… the 5.2-inch screen will be the same size as the 5-inch Nexus 5 though because of extremely thin bezels. So don’t write off a 5.2-inch device simply because of the screen size. Bezels keep getting smaller and smaller these days. Especially if the power button is indeed on the back.

    • Đức Thành Phạm

      08/05/2015 at 12:44 pm

      Man I’m really hoping these rumoured specs are true.

      • Đức Thành Phạm

        08/05/2015 at 12:47 pm

        I meant to comment directly under the article. No idea how it ended up here on a comments thread. Apparently there’s no way to edit or delete either, shucks.

  2. Guy Montag

    08/05/2015 at 6:44 am

    Finally these cell manufacturers are getting the message. BIGGER BATTERIES! We’ve only been screaming about it for what, the last 10 years? Not thinner, longer battery.. thank you.

  3. flyingDman

    08/05/2015 at 11:20 am

    Any word as to compatibility with Project Fi…?

    • Cory Gunther

      08/05/2015 at 1:12 pm

      no word, but almost 100% guarantee it. I’ll be switching my Fi invite to one of these, that’s for sure.

      • flyingDman

        08/06/2015 at 12:30 pm

        Thanks, my Fi invite is waiting for this phone…

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