2015 LG Nexus 5 picture surfaces: large camera, fingerprint scanner

This new render portrays an LG-made new Nexus phone

This new render portrays an LG-made new Nexus phone

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.

Today'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.

source: @onleaks



1. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

looks quite a grip to hold well not ginna get a phone until any new soc arrives

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3238; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

20. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

you are right man. LG G4 and nexus all the way

27. joeboxer

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

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

2. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Looks thick.... with a camera hump. Also looks like one m9+ at the back.

9. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

If 8mm is thick for you, then you are part of the problem why we are getting razor thin phones with no battery capacity.

19. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

u deserve more ups lol

21. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

he just need one doggy bite from me then he will be ok, and his baby fingers will be fine to hold 8mm. We want big battery and good endurance

3. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Nah huawei will be better ..

4. tanush

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

In the above picture the fingerprints scanner is round but in below pictures it is square shaped?

5. vuyonc

Posts: 1087; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Humptastic :/

6. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Guys? Whats going on? In my country Samsung started to sell Galaxy S5 Neo,but i didnt catch that it was officially announced. /

7. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

That color looks cheap.

13. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

it's a render, not the real product.

8. phonearenarocks

Posts: 602; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Ugly is the word. Is it only me?

31. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

No, that device is....fugly.

10. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Large camera!? Really?

11. Astonvan

Posts: 237; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I think fingerprint scanner is just unnecessary instead they should give more attention to the camera which is still average performing

12. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Looks like Lumia 640

14. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

More I see it, more I get used to the look and I actually start to like it.

15. ekalavya

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 17, 2015

exactly same with me :)

30. redmd

Posts: 1871; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'm the opposite.

17. WallStreetWolf

Posts: 289; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

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.

28. Niva.

Posts: 434; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Yeah, so lets uglify the front of the phone while we keep the rear clean. Sorry but most of us look at the front of the device and prefer a clean slate look.

18. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5465; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

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.

22. Plutonium239

Posts: 1081; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

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.

25. Awalker

Posts: 1953; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I've used the Moto X 2013 and 2014 and my index finger gravitates towards the dimple in the back. It seems like a natural place to put the scanner.

23. drtrigsman

Posts: 55; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

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.

24. Awalker

Posts: 1953; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The hump is not as bad as I thought it was.

26. yonith

Posts: 215; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

So this 5.2in screen phone is taller than a 5.5in screen phone (LG g3). Thanks but no thanks. I'll probably just wait until the Galaxy S7 since it will probably have a better screen to bezel ratio.

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