Check out this video showing a 3D concept rendering of the Nexus 5 (2015)

Check out this video showing a 3D concept rendering of the Nexus 5 (2015)
Last week, three images of a case allegedly produced for the rumored Nexus 5 (2015) surfaced. Using three large cut outs from the design of the case, Dutch designer Jermaine Smit put together a concept rendering of the handset. The cut outs were used by the designer to house a pair of camera sensors and a fingerprint scanner.

Smit sees the Nexus 5 (2015) equipped with a 5.2-inch screen, carrying a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution screen. This would provide users with a pixel density of 424ppi. The Snapdragon 820 chipset would be under the hood, featuring an octa-core CPU. 4GB of DDR4 RAM is inside, according to Smit's concept, and the unit would be available with internal memory ranging from 32GB to 128GB. The dual camera set up on back will be anchored by a 16MP sensor, with selfies and video chats taken care of by the 5MP snapper found on the front of the device. A USB Type-C port is included, and the whole shebang is powered by a 2860mAh cell.

Smit's concept rendering of the Nexus 5 (2015) reveals a screen with thin bezels, and a sleek, shiny design. You can check it out for yourself by tapping on the video below. Also, check out the slideshow for a look at the cases that Smit based his rendering on.

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source: NWE (translated) via DroidFeed



1. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

not sure why a nexus device needs dual rear cameras. it seems more like a feature for a gimmick phone.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There are very legit reasons for a dual camera. Different sensors specializing in different things making a composite image.

9. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

is that a plan or something they might implement in this upcoming nexus?

25. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

No. I guess there's always a chance this could happen but I agree it's generally a gimmick.

11. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

project tango probably the only new smartphone feature to get excited for this year..or force touch

14. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Force touch is joke in front of project tango. It would be really interesting to see it happening, as there are tons of things you can do with it.

12. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I was thinking the lower one would be a fingerprint scanner.

16. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I agree with you. Nexus are devices to show android features and, as Android M brags to have built in fingerprint implementation, it makes sense to have one in the next nexus. Dual cameras are actually usefull, but does M doesn't have anything new on this field.

22. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

That back cover features the design of a ladies underwear !

2. feeth

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 14, 2014

they would rather mount lg g4's sensor. i'd take it right away.

3. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

Um no thanks.

4. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

That looks hideous.

5. bigboss11

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

The leaked case photos only show the top hole jutting out for camera housing, the second hole below that is flush. There is definitely a camera on top, but most likely a fingerprint scanner on the bottom. The flash and LG’s laser focus can fit in the square to the left. I highly doubt it will have a dual camera setup. This mockup of the back is more accurate:

10. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

really hope this is the case.

24. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

The article says it's the image of a leaked case.

7. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Ugly. Good thing this isn't real.

8. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

If it comes out this year it's not going to have a 820

15. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

808 for sure

21. Trickzter

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

There's conflicting rumours/reports as to when the SD820 will be ready. Some say the first devices launching with the 820 will be launched in November, and the other saying Q1 or Q2 2016. If the former, then this years Nexus could potentially have the SD820 as it's normally annouced in October and released in November.

13. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Fingerprint scanners do not belong on the backs of phones. >=[

19. Jermainesmit

Posts: 43; Member since: May 01, 2014

I agree! I don't like it but i tried to follow the 1 single picture of the rear that was leaked first.

23. StuiWooi

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

I'd rather one there thaan wasting space on the front!

17. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Ouch. That's painful.

20. Jermainesmit

Posts: 43; Member since: May 01, 2014

What happend?! hit your toe!? no just kidding, don't like it?

18. Jermainesmit

Posts: 43; Member since: May 01, 2014

This concept was made with that 1 picture. Only from the rear. Now that i have seen some different shots i would have changed a view things. For the square i might think that it will house the LED dual or with this color thing on the LG G4 and a Laser focus. (because there is not cutout in this case for a LED else. And then dual camera. Someone sad a logo that wouldn't make sense because covers never show the logo. But it could also be that the round below is the fingerprint scanner.

26. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

That round earpiece is terrible. Unless it's precisely placed at the center of one's ear, it's muffled up. A slit earpiece would be better than a pinhole one.

27. bombastique

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 21, 2015

only hoping for the fingerprint scanner is more o a touch rather than a swipe one.

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