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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)


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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: 4425; 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: 633; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


1080P is 1k display.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 02:55 2

35. vincelongman (Posts: 4425; 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: 4242; 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: 4425; 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: 4242; 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: 423; 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: 7; 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: 4607; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


Drat, you beat me.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 22:58

13. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12979; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Unreleased

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 00:29 1

25. roldefol (Posts: 4242; 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: 423; 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: 4607; 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: 4607; 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: 4242; 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: 4242; 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: 4607; 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: 423; 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: 12979; 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: 736; 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: 736; 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

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 00:29

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


All the flagship phone getting bigger.
sonner or latter you will buy phablet.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 01:40 3

32. surethom (Posts: 674; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


No we won't, 5.5" max for normal people. 5.2" is ideal for 1 handed use.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 04:01 2

37. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2890; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I have a 5.5 G3 now, but my next phone will be the Nexus 5. I don't like phablets at all but had to try it.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 22:29 5

9. jeroome86 (Posts: 1125; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Wrong cpu. Maybe next year?

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 23:19

20. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


No end of this year.. Kirin 950

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 23:45 1

21. pmugghc (Posts: 39; Member since: 11 May 2014)


Kirin was rumored for the Huawei Nexus, not the LG Nexus.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 11:15 1

49. may_czos (Posts: 736; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


Kirins have rubbish GPUs

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 22:44 1

11. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Not enjoying these specs so far. Would love to see some ddr4 ram in it.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 23:11 1

17. chadful33 (Posts: 43; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


Please have at least a 3500 mAh battery

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 23:15 1

18. Scott93274 (Posts: 4607; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


It would be nice, but I think it's unlikely. Last year's Nexus 6 was just over 3000 and it was a much larger device. This one is 0.8 inches smaller, less room for a sizeable battery, but maybe I'm wrong. Also remember Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been reported to increase standby time by nearly 3 times that of Lollipop. I'm sure whatever size battery it has, it will be enough for most.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 12:28

55. Niva. (Posts: 423; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Reported to increase standby time by nearly 3 times? OK, doubtful, but rather not a big issue since standby times right now are fine. It's screen ON time that we're all interested in increasing.

Don't get me wrong, I'm hoping for the best.

I too am hoping for a larger battery but I doubt it will be over 3000 mah in the new N5.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 14:12

57. Scott93274 (Posts: 4607; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


That report I was referring to was posted on Yahoo the other day, it was probably poor reporting. But I have heard of incredible savings from several other sources.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 18:46

62. JunitoNH (Posts: 1781; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


They say the same nonsense every year, improvement gains, due to the OS.

posted on 27 Aug 2015, 19:09

63. jimv1983 (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Standby time isn't the problem. Actual usage time is. My current Nexus 5 has horrible battery life for actual usage but it still gets like 2 days of stand by time if I never touch it.

posted on 27 Aug 2015, 19:53

65. Scott93274 (Posts: 4607; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


The Nexus 5 had reports of horrible battery life for the very beginning though.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 23:46

22. pmugghc (Posts: 39; Member since: 11 May 2014)


Wasn't one rumor it would have the SD620 ? That had some impressive benchmarks, but not sure how it stacks up against the SD808, anyone knows?

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 06:55

40. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Not very well. The 620 uses Cortex A72, and has a 14nm fab, while the 808 uses A57 and 20nm, which is the reason for the 810's overheating problems. It probably won't overheat though, because it only has 2 A57 cores instead of 4.

The 620 will have much better single and multicore performance. Can't say much about the GPU because Qualcomm hasn't released any details about it, all we know is that's is an Adreno 510. Honestly, you probably won't notice a difference in performance between the two on a stock device, but it is technically worse.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 08:24

44. roldefol (Posts: 4242; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


If it follows the pattern of the 600, the Adreno 510 should be similar in performance to the 330. Which is pretty good for midrange but not high end.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 11:16

51. may_czos (Posts: 736; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


SD808 is worse.

posted on 25 Aug 2015, 23:54

23. tyger11 (Posts: 148; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


This should tide me over until Project Ara. I hope the camera is much improved over the one in my OG Nexus 5, though.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 00:15

24. .KRATOS. (Posts: 317; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Not loving the specs either I hoped to see more improved specs

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 01:12

30. carlemillward (unregistered)


I wonder if it has a 2700mah battery and is it poorly optimized as G4. But this is just what i read on reviews, i have no idea about real life usage. Any G4 Users???

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 02:55 1

34. wargreymon (Posts: 712; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


How do you mean G4 is poorly optimized? It runs pretty much silk smooth for me. If you mean the battery life it's SD808 that eats battery when it has to work, light usage it gets average screen time in a charge, but forget about gaming. LG actually made the screen very power effective, and then gets screwed by the SD808, which was supposed to be a bit slower and offer great battery life. Hopefully LG don't give up and 2016 their plans might fulfill.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 07:15

41. carlemillward (unregistered)


I was talking about the battery life due to snapdragon 808, a person of Qualcomm came on stage during the event and explained how 808 was optimized for G4. That is why i asked how is snapdragon 808 on the G4's 3000mah Battery. Remember, nexus batteries are sealed in.

But i should of probably word it better.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 11:18

52. may_czos (Posts: 736; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


G4 is a battery hog and the screen isn't very efficient either - it automatically reduces brightness after less than a minute (even if you don't want to) to save some battery.

posted on 27 Aug 2015, 19:11

64. jimv1983 (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


The CPU isn't the issue the screen is. LG can say "very power effective" but what does that mean really? The screen and GPU are the biggest power users because of so many pixels. Th only thing you can do to resolve that is include a larger battery.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 01:22

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


Hmm, I might buy this for kicks if it's cheap enough.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 03:31

36. .KRATOS. (Posts: 317; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


I guess then if those were the real specs n they're not using the 820 on either nexus devices, I'll have to see what the next iphone will be pack with

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 04:13

38. Syracuse (Posts: 30; Member since: 26 Aug 2015)


The thing I read was they were going to put a P-oled 1080p screen inside.
That would be amazing since this CPU is going to fly on this resolution.
If they really are going to release it on QHD resolution it would be a shame
because we all expect low price and these screens are not exactly affordable yet which means they have to nibble at something else to stay in an affordable price region.
Please Google don't screw this one up like the Nexus 6.

posted on 26 Aug 2015, 05:11 1

39. willy42 (Posts: 36; Member since: 02 Mar 2015)


Camera sensor low-end 1/3.06" 1.1 micron module. Now I have NO interest. Geez, how much more does a decent camera sensor cost, maybe $10?

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