LG Nexus 5 (2015), LG G5 said to come with LG's new fingerprint recognition technology

LG Nexus 5 (2015), LG G5 said to come with LG's new fingerprint recognition technology
Over the past months, we've stumbled across multiple unofficial reports which claimed that the rumored Huawei Nexus phablet and 2015 Nexus 5 refresh will come with fingerprint readers. 

Indeed, with Android M set to arrive with native support for fingerprint sensors, it seems very likely for Google's Android M hero devices to feature a biometric authorization option for Android Pay purchases. However, according to a new report from LG's home country of South Korea, the alleged upcoming Nexus 5 will be just the start of the road for LG as far as smartphone-mounted fingerprint readers are concerned.

Quoting the usual unnamed industry sources, a recent report from the Korea Herald argues that LG plans to equip its future flagship smartphones with fingerprint readers, after first experimenting with the technology on the 2015 refresh of the Nexus 5. What this means is that the rumored LG G Pro, as well as next year's LG G5 (likely to be called this way if LG sticks to its traditional naming scheme), will come with fingerprint sensors as well.

As one could anticipate, LG is said to equip fingerprint sensors on in its future handsets in an attempt to catch up with the leading smartphone manufacturers in the mobile payment game. Apple has Apple Pay, and Samsung will soon roll out the highly-anticipated Samsung Pay, but LG apparently plans to stick with Google's upcoming Android Pay, a mobile payment platform that will be available to all Android M smartphones.

From the looks of it, fingerprint readers and Android Pay will go hand-in-hand in the upcoming M version of Android. Earlier today, a new Huawei smartphone thought to be the upcoming Huawei Nexus phablet was spotted in a leaked video with a fingerprint reader mounted on the back.

Unfortunately, the report doesn't mention any concrete specs for the 2015 Nexus 5 aside from the fact that the display will measure 5.2-inches across the diagonal. According to the Korea Herald, the Nexus 5 refresh will be launched this October. If this detail turns out to be accurate, then Android M should be launched at the same time. This reasoning is based on the fact Google usually launches new Nexus devices alongside new Android versions.

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17 Comments

1. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

The name LG Nexus 5 (2015) is a great example of bad naming system the used when they decided to use Nexus 7, 8, and 10 for tablets.... I wish they would kept those naming for phones and come out with something else for the tablets.

9. bigboss11

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

It's pretty simple; Name of the Manufacturer: LG, Name of the device: Nexus, Size of the phone: 5 inches, Year it was released: 2015.

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Incorporating display size in naming scheme is very misleading. For a layman if Nexus released in 2013 is called 'Nexus 5' and its predecessor released in 2014 is called ' Nexus 6' one would easily assume the numbering scheme is because its a predecessor not display size. Not to mention it causes confusion between a phone and tablet. All other major OEMs are following numbering scheme of newer generation and not display size. Samsung, Apple, LG, etc. According me they should've used names like Nexus phone and Nexus tablet followed by the year or iteration rather then display size.

16. YodhaMali

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

Google should have included the processor, camera MP count, too, in the naming scheme. The Nexus 4 should have been - Nexus 4S408 2012, Nexus 5 - Nexus 580008 2013, Nexus 6 - Nexus 680513 2014, Nexus (whatever it's going to be called this year) - Nexus 581013 2015. See? It's pretty simple.

17. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

You could pull it off, german auto manufactures for years did this for their number, series+engine so the 330 was a 3 with a 3.0L etc. Or 325i for inline or 325ix for inline with allwheel drive. Its only confusing to people who don't know or care. But for people that do...not so hard. Seriously our brains are super computers and we are complaining about names? I could so see the Nexus 513 or Nexus 615 as part of the names. You get 01-99 for the ending model numbers and you have the number in front to help. Then reserve the ending like the X or S or M line for any particular specials. Like Nexus 615C For Nexus 6 2015 C-Camera centric...or Nexus 615M for Nexus 6 2015 M-Music....list has what 27letters to help with that too.

2. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The naming system works fine. It's not like they could have used the 7, 8, and 10 names for phones anyways. If consistency in naming is what you are looking for, it's already out the window since the first 3 nexus phones were not called the Nexus 1, 2, and 3. Sure the Nexus One is sort of close to the Nexus 1 but I think when HTC designed that device they had the HTC One(the true One device to rule them all type of lord of the rings reference) idea rather than it representing the first Nexus device. Sorry bro but the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus already ruined your dream of using numbers to name the Nexus devices. I have no problem with the naming scheme. Works in the movies. Worked for iPad 3rd gen and 4th gen. Worked for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 7 2nd gen or Nexus 7 FHD. I quite like the naming scheme depicting the screen size actually. the name is more informative than other names and it idiot proofs it for employees of carriers that might not know anything about phones, like girls they hire for looks and sales that might bring you a Galaxy Note 4 instead of the Galaxy S4 that you asked for.

3. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

They could name it the Nexus 7 phone.

4. Br125

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

I don't think you understand how this works.

5. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Who care about a device name..?all what matters that is will have great specs for a great price with great disign and the new LG fingerprint sensor..plus anew oled screen from LG..

6. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

The Nexus 5 doesn't need dual cameras and a fingerprint scanner. It needs better battery life, a better (single) camera, and an upgrade to the chipset to keep it current. Leave the rest alone.

7. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

The battery wil surley be good.since it will have a 1080p oled screen...the g4 has a 2k 5.5inch screen and the battery lost a full day..LG battery are on of the best in the world.would be great to see a s808 soc inside..

8. enGet

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Huawei? What a joke, I don't think people realize that Huawei is considered a crappy substandard brand in China... The Chinese won't even buy them and is why they have to sell abroad now. Only gullible westerners would buy Huawei.

10. plonko

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Educate yourself before posting. Google is your friend. I can't post links but search for "Huawei smartphone sales" and you'll find an article on CNN dated Aug 4, 2015 showing Huawei is number 2 in China with 15.7% marketshare, right behind Xiaomi at 15.9% (Apple is #3). The article also refers to them as "China's fastest-growing smartphone maker." You really think Google would partner with them on their flagship if it was a "crappy, substandard brand"?

13. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Most of their phones they sell in China aren't the premium models they are pitching to the west. I have a decent number of friends/associates in China and most who owns a Huawei lasted less than half a year. There's reason why Xiaomi is selling like hotcakes there.

11. enGet

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

Haha, my god you're gullible

12. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I'm curious to see how the SD620 fares against the SD801. The 2015 Nexus 5 should be a pretty darn compelling device from what I've seen (mostly rumors mind) so far.

14. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

That fake nexus phone in the thumbnail looks horrifying

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