2015 LG Nexus 5 picture surfaces: large camera, fingerprint scanner
posted by Victor H. / Aug 28, 2015, 3:58 AM
The new family of Nexus phones is coming.
With all leaks and rumors in the past few days, we have a very comprehensive of the two yet unofficial phones: a 5.2-inch LG-made Nexus and a 5.7-inch Huawei Nexus phablets.
The majority of the information comes from Steve Hammerstoffer, aka @onleaks, a leakster with a nearly spotless track record. So what are the new Nexus phones about? Both devices are said to share three key features: front-facing dual speakers, a fingerprint reader on their back, and a USB Type C connector.
We've already seen leaked images of a Huawei Nexus phablet prototype and you can learn more about it here.
An LG-made 5.2-inch Nexus phoneToday's hot topic, though, is the newly surfaced render of the 5.2-inch LG Nexus (aka the 2015 Nexus 5, pictured above). This render shows a Nexus phone that doesn't skip on any essential features: one can see the protruding camera, which suggests a large camera sensor (which in turn should be good news for photography enthusiasts), then there are what looks like an LED flash cutout and a secondary one that could be an infra-red focus assist light, and finally, there is the fingerprint scanner right below the main camera.
We've earlier seen the following dimensions for this alleged LG Nexus:
- 5.2” LG Nexus dimensions: 146.9 x 72.9 x 8/9.8mm
The varying thickness seems to indicate that at its thickest - that is the camera bulge part - the phone is 9.8mm thick, while all the rest of the body measures a fairly thin 8mm. We've also earlier heard that the LG Nexus might have a metal frame, but a plastic back, and this image seems to play along with this assumption.
When it comes to specs and features, the LG Nexus should run on the newest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, feature a Snapdragon 808 system chip with 3GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel camera with optical stabilization.
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looks quite a grip to hold well not ginna get a phone until any new soc arrives
posted on Aug 28, 2015, 4:06 AM 3
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2015 is a pretty bad year for Socs... sadly, we are stuck with 808/810... however, Nexus 5 is a beautiful device and I will end up buying it if price not too high
posted on Aug 28, 2015, 5:57 AM 0
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The design is typical nexus, a good balance of specs. The 808 will be sufficient in powering the device. However, the quad HD is not really really needed on the 5.2 inch screen, 1080p will do a lot better with the 808 and andreno 418. The camera will definitely be better. A big battery Is not as useful as high battery efficiency. Overall, pretty good if they keep the price below $450
posted on Aug 28, 2015, 1:56 PM 0
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Looks thick.... with a camera hump. Also looks like one m9+ at the back.
posted on Aug 28, 2015, 4:09 AM 1
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If 8mm is thick for you, then you are part of the problem why we are getting razor thin phones with no battery capacity.
posted on Aug 28, 2015, 5:03 AM 44
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More I see it, more I get used to the look and I actually start to like it.
posted on Aug 28, 2015, 5:45 AM 1
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I can only hope this device is going to look better than this. Also, I understand that my index finger sits at the back, but I don't like the way a rear fingerprint scanner ruins the rear design of the phone. I would rather it be implemented like Apple or Samsung in this regard. To each their own.
posted on Aug 28, 2015, 7:01 AM 0
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This looks promising and almost sure this will be my next device, although a lot depends on battery size/life. Liked my old N5 a lot and while the LG G3 is okay, it's too big for me. 5.2 is big enough for me.
posted on Aug 28, 2015, 7:22 AM 0
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Whats with all the designs with the fingerprint scanner on the back? That just seems way more awkward and less natural to use. One on the side or front would be better. But better than that would be an iris scanner or intel facial recognition.
posted on Aug 28, 2015, 9:28 AM 0
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I LOVED my last Nexus 5. In fact, it's STILL my daily driver. The design is nice, the notification LED is perfect, and the low light photos have good color. I would LOVE to buy another Nexus 5. Unfortunatly, it's a 5.2! Why wouldn't I just buy one of the other thousands of phones out that size? The other thing that kept me using my Nexus, is there is NO FINGERPRINT TRACKER. 5" is at the limit for my taste. However, I will say I might consider something bigger if it was weight-distributed better. Many phones are heavier on the top than the bottom, which makes them topsy-turvy when you try to use the 'buttons' on the bottom (including Nexus 5). This has given me carpel-tunnel. If there was more weight towards the bottom (battery?), it would be easier to hold.
posted on Aug 28, 2015, 10:31 AM 0
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