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Report: New Nexus phone by LG with 3D dual camera setup and fingerprint scanner being primed for October

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Report: New Nexus phone by LG with 3D dual camera setup and fingerprint scanner being primed for October
Rumors around the supposed "2015" LG Nexus 5 don't show up too often, but they are getting increasingly interesting. Check this out - South Korean media inews24 reports that the reborn Nexus 5 is being tricked out with a 3D camera module of some sort. Bear in mind, however, that the outlet refers to a "premium Nexus smartphone" made by LG, which means the device might not, ultimately, get the Nexus 5 moniker. 

Then again, we did see an LG device codenamed "bullhead" get referenced inside Android source code, and "bullhead" sounds just like a sequel to "hammerhead" - the 2014 Nexus 5. So the stage is being kept open for debates.

While the report doesn't explain the purported 3D tech in detail, it seems we're talking about a dual camera setup enhanced with infrared light sensors to allow for operation in darkness. It sounds like the kind of technology that the Amazon Fire Phone flaunts, only there would be two cameras instead of four. A tree-dimensional interface gets mentioned as well, further reminding us of Amazon's past initiatives

However, Google's influence through its partnership with LG could lead to some Project Tango technology being carried over in the revised Nexus 5. Project Tango enables smartphones and tablets to map out a 3D model of the user's surroundings via a depth camera, a motion tracking camera, an RGB camera, and an arsenal of sensors.

An LG official acknowledged a dual camera initiative, reminding that LG has already experimented with dual camera technology in the Optimus 3D smartphone from 2011, and that accomplishing a strong user experience is not difficult, as long as the adequate technology is available.

Moreover, the report implies that LG's Nexus phone will be introduced in October, shipping with Android M out of the box. Another feature that made the same list of rumors is a fingerprint scanner, which we've heard of before. Its addition will go nicely with Android M's native implementation of fingerprint-based security.

Source: iNews24 (Translated) via G For Games

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posted on 16 Jun 2015, 10:20 2

1. shimanto1123 (Posts: 100; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)


Wondering about the price ...

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 12:50

16. waddup121 (unregistered)


NEXUS!

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 12:56

18. Niva. (Posts: 420; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


There will be 2 Nexus phones to choose from hopefully they'll get one of them right. THe talk of dual cameras and 3d doesn't appeal to me. I just hope they make a revised version of the old Nexus 5 with better camera, battery and more accurate display, if they add waterproofing that would be nice, or dual front speakers... there isn't much to improve upon other than that on the old Nexus.

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 10:20

2. shaineql (Posts: 349; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Dont really care much what it has to offer , i just want to buy Nexus phone again, my nexus 5 alredy feels old and outdated , and Nexus 6 is too big and QHD on unoptimized 805 chip dosent help.
High hopes for this one.

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 12:53

17. Niva. (Posts: 420; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


How does your Nexus 5 feel old and outdated again? My wife's nex5 is fast and fluid in operation. Sure camera and battery could be better but it's almost 2 years old now.

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 14:54

20. Finalflash (Posts: 2795; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Right, so an update in those regards would be much appreciated. Even now the nexus 5 is damn near perfect but you can always take it up a notch.

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 10:26

3. indonesianalien (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Jun 2015)


wondering about the sibling (G version of Nexus)
is it gonna be based on G4 or something else?

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 10:38 6

6. bendgate (unregistered)


First Patriots now alien?

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 12:32 1

14. Ordinary (Posts: 2213; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


lol one retard to control them all

posted on 17 Jun 2015, 01:06

25. indonesianalien (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Jun 2015)


no, mate..my photo profile doesn't have to be the same with my username..
I have use this username in forums for ages and also I love Star Wars universe, both of them have no connection though..
hahha..can we back to the topic xD

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 10:26 2

4. nuldolor5x.com (unregistered)


I hope it comes with a 5.5". 5" is too small for me. I hope they improve the camera and other issues faced with the Nexus 5.

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 10:34 1

5. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Hope it comes with an Intel SoC no more overheating Crapdragons.

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 10:52

8. Awalker (Posts: 1432; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


The Intel SoC in the Asus Zenfone 2 is pretty darn quick. Google and LG should seriously consider it.

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 11:25

10. Tizo101 (Posts: 394; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


I support that statement. Even the slower or older chips from Intel are quite stable, I personally think Intel has got the best chips (in terms of balance).

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 11:54 2

12. matt8174 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Feb 2015)


nah, nvidia tegra x1 all the way!

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 14:25

19. jsjammu (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)


Intel is fast but the battery life is crappy so pick your poison

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 16:38

22. mostafawael.1998 (Posts: 240; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


Intel is such a beast, but there is a problem with the x86 architecture and battery life is very unstable to judge, coz sometimes Android OS (kernel) will eat your battery due to the Binary translator that keeps on translating ARM things to be compatible with the intel cores due to different architecture. But i totally agree it is a wicked chip, may be better if paired with s more powerful GPU ;)

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 10:43 1

7. SilentJ (Posts: 14; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)


"A tree-dimensional interface" LOL

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 10:53

9. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 155; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


Google Multiple Nexus phones please.

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 11:41 1

11. MachDaddy (Posts: 51; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


With all the disappointing phones due to SD 810, and LG G4 having a less than exciting design (why are the front touch buttons so huge as well?), the Nexus series is really all there is to look forward to this year,unless you like the S6. Just hope they give it expandable memory.

posted on 17 Jun 2015, 08:08

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


Nexus devices haven't had expandable memory since the original Nexus One, in 2009. I wouldn't expect to see SD storage on a Nexus device. I believe having expandable storage is part of the royalties that android OEMs have to pay to Microsoft. So, if Google can avoid paying royalties to another company, they are going to do it.

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 12:05 1

13. seh1984 (Posts: 14; Member since: 28 May 2015)


Another premium handset? I assume it will be premium priced then. If true, guess they didn't learn anything from the underwhelming sales of the Nexus 6...

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 12:35

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


Price is fine as long as they bring it, the Nexus 6 was way too big and didn't bring it.

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 14:58

21. Finalflash (Posts: 2795; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Honestly, I don't care about the cost, I just want another nexus phone of the size as a nexus 5. The camera seems to be the focus this time so if they can get that right I will pay full price for this phone easily. It isn't a phone series for cheap asses anymore, it is a proper flagship device. The only issue with the nexus 5 was the camera, everything was as good as the competition if not better (it certainly is better than the phones of its time at the moment after recent updates).

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 20:52

23. Diezparda (Posts: 869; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Hope the price were reasonable, in Indonesia Nexus 6 is much more expensive than Note 4 so it's not a good deal (i think most US brand were overly expensive here)

posted on 16 Jun 2015, 22:51

24. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2004; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


nexus5 2015?

posted on 17 Jun 2015, 06:10

26. ashfaq1994 (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)


That's an great News for the nexus lovers.

posted on 17 Jun 2015, 08:10

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


They should just use the camera sensor from the G4, instead of messing with 3D cameras that are gimmicky, and don't provide any useful features.

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