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"Bullhead" selfie reveals a 5MP front-facing camera for the Nexus 5 (2015)

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A Google employee who works in the Quality Assurance department of the company, apparently took a selfie and posted it on Google+. According to the Exif data, the device employed for the photo is listed as "Bullhead." That happens to be the code name for the Nexus 5 (2015). The Exif data also reveals that the device used to snap the selfie is made by LG.

The data shows that the front-facing camera on the Nexus 5 (2015) will be a 5MP snapper (1944 × 2592) with an aperture of f/2.0. That will allow the camera to take quality photos even under less than optimal low-light conditions.

Exif data can be faked, so we do suggest that you use your skeptical eye for this story. As you can see, the image is blurred to protect the identity of the Google employee who shot the selfie. Coordinates shown with the data reveal that the photo was snapped at the Googleplex in Mountain View.

Last week, a number of leaked images revealed the design of the 5.2-inch Nexus (2015), including the protruding rear camera hump. If Google adheres to tradition, the phone should be introduced sometime in the second half of October.


Thanks for the tip!

source: TechTastic.nl (translated)

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posted on 22 Aug 2015, 09:49 9

1. hafini_27 (Posts: 875; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Next Nexus is going to be great.

posted on 23 Aug 2015, 14:09 2

20. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


I'll withhold such call until I learn its price.

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 09:50 2

2. aayupanday (Posts: 574; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Still no concrete details on the processor front though...

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 11:12

7. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Where there is smoke there is fire and the smoke suggests a ghetto Moto X play 615 or the newer 620.

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 14:39 3

10. wargreymon (Posts: 678; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


What rumour said 615? Only seen 808 or 620. If 620 isn't power hungry as 808/810, I'll gladly take it.

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 09:55 10

3. hmd74 (Posts: 476; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Just release it with 300$ price

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 10:02 7

4. o0Exia0o (Posts: 895; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


I HOPE it will be $350/32GB $399/64GB and not the $650 the Motorola Nexus 6 was. SO here's to hoping

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 10:07 1

5. Podrick (Posts: 507; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


Nice‌

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 10:58 4

6. jdot104 (Posts: 95; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


I think we're gonna see it sooner. Lollipop released its final preview October 17 and launched November 3. We got Marshmallow's final preview August 3, so a September release isn't much of a stretch.

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 13:19 2

8. Genza (Posts: 537; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


Fast lens is not enough they need to put soft led flash (not overly powerful led flash that will hurt uor eyes).
Because led light will not only far more reliable in low light but also can help you take better photos in backlight conditions.

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 14:26 2

9. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


The backlight condition is the only case where LED is useful. In low light, flash produces unnatural cold shots that simply look awful, especially with people in them.

And even in those strong backlight, HDR works better than flash.

In last 4 years, the only instances I used flash on my phone is as a torch.

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 16:41 1

12. Genza (Posts: 537; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


I think you're just making it up, I have used a flash on my phone for taking photos since 2006 until today.
But i never get a pictures that looks so awful even when there is people in them.
And cold and unnatural images is still better than dark looking images that full of noise.

You can manually set the WB or using live effect/filters to get warmer looking images with flash and sometimes i also put a white or colored paper on the flash.

In very strong backlight the HDR will not really effective because the dynamic range in smartphone camera isn't that good + there is also a risk of blurry when you use HDR.

Smartphone is a versatile tool that is designed to satisfy all kinds of users, for you flash is not really important but for me it's a must have features.
That is why for me fast lens alone is not enough.

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 20:08

15. miket1737 (Posts: 2381; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


thats why i like two tone flash on smartphones, although it isnt perfect, i like the warmer more closer to natural tones it can produce sometimes

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 20:42 1

16. Genza (Posts: 537; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


You don't really need dual tone flash just to get warmer tones, all you have to do is manually adjust the WB or use warm effect.

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 14:56 4

11. jsjammu77 (Posts: 15; Member since: 19 Oct 2014)


Someone getting fired. If you know this person you can totally tell who it is.

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 17:36

13. slannmage (Posts: 148; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Damn the resolution is low, that like 20 pixels?

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 19:41

14. joevsyou (Posts: 693; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


i want a Samsung phone with nexus updating...

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 22:29 1

18. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The Nexus 10 was so awesome for the time it's unbelievable. I still use it and I bought mine at launch.

Although I will replace it soon hopefully. But the Nexus 9 just didn't cut it.

posted on 22 Aug 2015, 22:20

17. wkm001 (Posts: 117; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


I'm not sure I can wait that long. Moto X Pure here I come.

posted on 23 Aug 2015, 02:25 2

19. Valoni (Posts: 29; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


I hope the price will be same as Nexus 5 (2013)

posted on 23 Aug 2015, 14:14

21. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


The only reason that I'm leaning towards waiting for it to upgrade my venerable Nexus 5, which is starting to show signs of age even before its 2nd anniversary, is that the other replacements I'm considering lack VOLTE. Without VOLTE, a phone is unlikely to use band 12, if it's supported, with T-mobile. As a matter of fact, like the Moto E and G, it might even lose band 12 because of lacking VOLTE. Here's to hope.

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 08:17

22. tokuzumi (Posts: 946; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


With the alleged specs, don't expect a sub $400 phone. Min price will be at least $500, with top storage level topping out around $600. The Huawei model (if it exists) will probably pick up where the Nexus 5 leaves off.

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 11:23

23. dazed1 (Posts: 326; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


CPU is the average S810, more then good enough if the price is 450$ MAX. Over that, and it will be a disaster.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 09:15

24. Spedez (Posts: 441; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


So? 5MP is de-facto front cam nowadays.

posted on 03 Sep 2015, 14:46

25. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


Of course this will be better than Nexus 6-Failure.

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