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Latest rumored specs for the Nexus 5 (2015) appear

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Latest rumored specs for the Nexus 5 (2015) appear
The latest specs for the rumored Nexus 5 (2015) have been discovered on China's Weibo micro-blogging site. This is from the same source that posted the benchmark test scores tallied by a number of next-generation chipsets. He says that the Nexus 5 (2015) will feature a 5.2-inch, 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution screen. That works out to a 565ppi pixel density. Under the hood will be the Snapdragon 808 SoC, which comes with a hexa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM is inside.

The rear-facing 13MP camera features a Sony-made IMX 278 sensor, and does offer OIS. According to the source, the Nexus 5 (2015) camera will outperform the rear snapper on the Huawei Nexus handset. No information was posted about the front-facing camera for the Nexus 5 (2015). However, the other day we told you about a selfie taken by a Google QA employee who allegedly used the front-facing camera on the phone. According to the Exif data, the camera was discovered to have a 5MP sensor.

We've seen images claiming to show the LG built Nexus 5 (2015) and the Huawei Nexus. As we've said before, Nexus handsets usually get unveiled in the second half of October, so we have several weeks remaining before we might see the new models become official.

While both Nexus handsets are unannounced, if you had to pick one, which rumored Nexus model would you want?

Rumored specs of the Nexus 5 (2015)

Rumored specs of the Nexus 5 (2015)


Thanks for the tip!

source: Weibo via Droidfeed.net

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posted on 25 Aug 2015, 21:45 1

1. Cheezwiz (Posts: 430; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


Hmm, this is suddenly tempting. That said, I want a phone that can double as an e-reader, so I'm looking for a 5.5" or larger handset. Moto X Style still most likely suspect.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 01:09 3

28. vincelongman (Posts: 4577; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


It says "2K"
Both 1080p and 1440p are "2K"

I hope its 1080p, that would be better for battery life

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 01:59 4

33. Andrewtst (Posts: 643; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


1080P is 1k display.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 02:55 2

35. vincelongman (Posts: 4577; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2K_resolution
No 2K is anything with roughly 2,000 pixels horizontal
1080p is 1920x1080, therefore 1080p can be called 2K

But to be technical, originally 2K was 2048x1080
And originally 4K was 4096x2160 (4x 2K)

But now 2K and 4K are generic terms
e.g. UHD is 3840x2160 (4x 1920x1080) and also called 4K, often called "consumer 4K"
So 1080p is in a way "consumer 2K", but most people call it 1080p since that's more well known

1440p is 2560x1440, therefore 1440p can also be called 2K (2.5K would be more accurate, but 2.5K doesn't sound right for marketing, so 2K is more often used instead)
2880p is 5120x2880 (4x 2560x1440), therefore 2880p can also be called 5K

There isn't really a resolution that's commonly called 1K, but if there was it would be 960x540 (1/4x 1920x1080)

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 08:40 2

45. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


It's a marketing distinction. No, QHD is not 4K. It's higher than 2K (FHD) though.

This reminds me of the "are HSPA+ and WiMax really 4G" controversy. Well sure if the marketing gurus say they are...

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 13:23 1

56. vincelongman (Posts: 4577; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Yep exactly that
Until recently, everyone called 1440p QHD or WQHD
Which makes sense since 1440p is 4x 720p (4x HD)

But then some silly marketing folks decided to try ride of 4K and use 2K
They are using 2K to make it sound like a bigger jump
Also 2.5K doesn't sound as goods

His definition makes no sense

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 14:16

58. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


1440x2560 is Quad HD. Period. And it's ridiculously high resolution enough for phones. If they put a real 4k 3840x2160 screen on a 5.5" phone...I give up. That's 800 ppi. Forget a magnifier, you'd need a microscope to see pixels.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 15:27

59. Niva. (Posts: 426; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


The pixel race on screens for phones has went into the stratosphere of insanity. There are no tangible benefits to the higher resolution other than in extremely limited usage scenarios with some huge negative drawbacks in terms of overall performance. Here's hoping that some device makers will maintain their sanity and stick to 1080 secreens on the phones.

The whole use of phones for VR is a very silly argument too (though the only legitimate use case where the higher resolution might be of use.)

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 15:57

60. Se7eNMONK3YS (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)


Get your self the xiaomi mi note pro, awesome, better than my s6 edge and note note 4.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 21:47 5

2. Bjray (Posts: 177; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Snapdragon 808 with a Quad HD screen?

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 21:49 7

3. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Same As The G4 Mate.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 22:22 9

6. Cheezwiz (Posts: 430; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


and Moto X Style/PE

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 22:29

8. Scott93274 (Posts: 5051; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Drat, you beat me.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 22:58

13. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Unreleased

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 00:29 1

25. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


It'll be released in a week. It ain't vaporware.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 12:09 1

53. Niva. (Posts: 426; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Yes, in other words, a terrible decision.

I'm hoping this is a 1080 screen still.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 22:28

7. Scott93274 (Posts: 5051; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


And the Moto X Style, though with a smaller display.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 22:31 1

10. Scott93274 (Posts: 5051; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


You know, Quad HD displays have been around for more than a year now and the SD808 is more than capable of handling it.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 22:45 8

12. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Yeah, but only just. Not that Qualcomm offers much better at the moment. I wouldn't call the 808/QHD combo future-proof. It's about equal to the Nexus 6 though.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 23:06 3

16. Cheezwiz (Posts: 430; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


To play devil's advocate for a moment. The 808/QHD combo is perfectly fine for an adult who doesn't plan to do any gaming on their phone. For example, I'm looking forward to a sharp display that will function well as an e-reader. The QHD should be lovely for that.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 00:31

27. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


True. But the powerusers will balk that it's not a state-of-the-art SoC. Which should mean they can price it similarly to the old Nexus 5, eh?

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 09:52 1

47. Scott93274 (Posts: 5051; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Just something to think about, it may not have the absolutely best, top of the line hardware but it's sure to perform very well regardless. Also odds are this will probably be the only non phablet device to work with Google's project Fi for a very long time so if that's something you're interested in then it might be something to reconsider. I know for me, if I bought this phone and went to Fi, my wireless bill would be almost one third of what it is now.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 12:12

54. Niva. (Posts: 426; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


That doesn't change the fact that QHD with an SD808 is a terrible idea on a sub 6 inch device.

This will most likely end up being the phone I get but the lack of 1080 screen is a huge compromise in my book in terms of performance and what could have been.

That being said I'm not sure the "leak" is being interpreted correclty. I have no issues with the SD808 chip but the QHD is what I have a problem with.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 22:58

14. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


The 810 is a dud unless you want to fry eggs like the M9.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 11:15

48. may_czos (Posts: 772; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


M9 is a pretty cool device.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 23:17 2

19. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


Man what that suppose to mean??
U fkin dont need mega strong cpu for QHD
Ar u nuts ? There are phones with QHD with 801 !
Man wake up

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 11:16 3

50. may_czos (Posts: 772; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


And QHD is killing them.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 21:52 1

4. trickster_qc (Posts: 107; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


The only important thing missing is the battery capacity.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 22:18 3

5. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa (Posts: 360; Member since: 29 Jul 2015)


Anything smaller than 5.5" is too small for me.
I prefer 5.7"-6.0"

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 23:03 19

15. TechBlue (Posts: 80; Member since: 06 May 2010)


dude we dont care LOL

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