Google showed this phone mockup that might be the next Nexus

Android M has gone official, and it's bringing some significant improvements to six key areas: app permissions, web experience, app links, mobile payments, fingerprint support, and power and charging.

What is particular interesting, though, is that Google showed a mockup of a phone that might be a hint of what the next Nexus phone would look like. Of course, this is just a mockup used for illustration that future devices will ship with USB Type-C, the new connector type that enables much faster charging, but it's also curiously similar to the Nexus 5.

LG's Nexus 5 was one of the best received Nexus phones, but Google has recently discontinued the phone, leaving the ecosystem with no regular-sized smartphone (the Nexus 6 is a monstrous 6-inch phone).

So hopefully, this little slide serves as inspiration for a future Nexus 5 successor, as it does look mighty sleek, doesn't it?

source: Google



1. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Updated Nexus 5 with 5" 1440p screen and Snapdragon 820, perhaps?...

5. Oğuzhan_77

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

You wrote my dreams .

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I would rather have it with an 810 because an 820 means it will release at the year end. I NEED IT NOW.

10. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Overheating 810? no thanks

13. nodes

Posts: 1163; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

next Nexus will be a 7" phone man. what are you talking about? upgrade = more screen size.

14. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

If you had been following tech news the last few days, then you would know that there will be a larger Nexus and a smaller Nexus smartphone this year...

15. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

No, 1080 screen please, we don't need this 1440 crap on sub 6" devices. This phone will probably have the SD808 too, doubt the 820 will be out in time.

2. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Can't wait for universal adoption of USB Type C... including iPhones... this will end the, still remaining, problem of friends at my house without an apple cable to charge... or the other way around...

6. kratos47

Posts: 18; Member since: May 27, 2015

Yeah! That'll be nice. It's about time.

3. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

It's LG, you can see that they deleted logo on device.. only LG and HTC have logo down there, and this is no HTC

9. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Good find, I think you're right! Hopefully they return to the affordable price point for the Nexus line. They might win me back!

16. giovanni23

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

It could also be a fainted out fingerprint scanner since android M has the option just saying

4. shnibz

Posts: 519; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Hopefully it will be akin to the Nexus 5, because it was a brilliant phone.


Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Increase the size to 5.2" and its perfect. They should also add a fingerprint scanner since the nexus 6 almost had one and competitors have one.

11. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

looks smooth? does that mean we finally going get a cable like lighting cable where its same on both sides making it much more easier to just plug it in instead of flipping the cable around until you get it?

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That's how USB Type C works yes...but you really should snap out of iland because the ancient Nexus 5 already had a much superior option. Wireless. No wires at all. Charging is simply placing it on a table.

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