Cases allegedly built for Nexus 5 (2015) confirm earlier leaks; Kirin 950 SoC for Huawei Nexus?

Cases allegedly built for Nexus 5 (2015) confirm earlier leaks; Kirin 950 SoC for Huawei Nexus?
Recently, we showed you renders that reportedly revealed the look of the Nexus 5 (2015). Today, a new leak has surfaced, but this time the subject matter is a line of cases that are said to have been built for the rumored stock Android device. The cases were discovered on a website named AliExpress and appear to offer some protection for the phone.

More importantly, the cutouts seem to confirm the camera hump, the fingerprint scanner, the dual LED flash and the laser auto focus. In fact, the case seems to be a perfect fit for the prototype that we showed you yesterday

The Nexus 5 (2015), if it follows tradition, will be unveiled in the second half of October. While nothing has come out of LG's camp to make the handset official, speculation has been rampant about two possible Nexus models coming to market this year. The Nexus 5 (2015) is rumored to be the smaller-screened Nexus model with a 5.2-inch screen, while a Huawei built Nexus handset is said to feature a 5.7-inch screen.

While previous speculation called for the Snapdragon 810 to power the Huawei Nexus model, a report from the Netherlands published today says that Huawei's own Kirin 950 chipset will be found under the hood. Earlier today, we passed along a chart of Geekbench scores allegedly achieved by next-generation chipsets. The Kirin 950 has yet to be unveiled by the manufacturer, but if the benchmark tests are true, it would seem capable of powering a Huawei Nexus phone. The SoC is said to carry the Mali-T880 MP6 GPU.

source: AliExpress via AndroidCentral



1. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015


3. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Looks like another fart account from bobbybuster

9. carlemillward unregistered

It does kind of resemble the Huawei Ascend Y300. Though this is from LG.

12. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Its a phone case you f**k tard. Learn how to read. Would you also prefer an American made phone? Name an American OEM.

13. Rhinoface

Posts: 179; Member since: Dec 05, 2014


14. willzhigaylo

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 03, 2013

Which Lenovo owns (Chinese).

2. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It will not be using that CPU due to the cores it uses, so try again

5. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Why not? Cortex-A72 are coming this fall.

4. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

If that's an accurate depiction of the phone the bezels are huge.

7. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

the rendering is of the LG version, right?

10. carlemillward unregistered

Yes, Huawei's look more like an iPhone, if not better.

8. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Generig design and ugly massive bezels. Thanks but no thanks.

11. carlemillward unregistered

Mali-T880 MP6, fingers crossed.

15. Downtime24g

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

Front facing speakers.... please be true and im sold

16. kassi

Posts: 109; Member since: May 25, 2013

Bezels of death

17. Shocky unregistered

Less use of Snapdragon SoC's is always a good thing, there will be more development from the larger manufactures if they're all competing with their own SoC designs instead of all using Snapdragon.

18. umairvatao

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

Case leave no space for mic on top?

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