Leaked image provides us with a side view of the Nexus 5 (2015) and its 1.8mm camera hump

Leaked image provides us with a side view of the Nexus 5 (2015) and its 1.8mm camera hump
A couple of days ago, we showed you an alleged leaked image of the upcoming LG-made Nexus 5 (2015), which is also rumored to bear the Nexus 5X name. We got to see the the laser autofocus, the two-tone flash, the camera, as well as the fingerprint reader of the device. 

As you probably know by now, there will also be camera hump at the back of the phone. Thanks to a new leak that shows us the profile of the phone, we get to see exactly how much said volcano-shaped hump might be protruding from the device. Note that while the images look like your usual render, it is claimed that they are actually images of the real deal that have been edited so as the protect the original source.

According to the leaked dimensions of the handset - 146.9 x 72.9 x 8/9.8mm - it's fairly easy to deduct that the hump will be 1.8mm tall. On top of that, the handful of leaked images allegedly depicting the Nexus 5 (2015) seemingly confirm the hump won't be taller than the one on the render right below.

As a refresher, the device is expected to feature a 5.2-inch Quad HD display, a six-core Snapdragon 808 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and - of course - Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It might get unveiled on September 29 and cost $399 at launch. 


source: Android Pit

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30 Comments

1. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Is it me or this year's Nexuses look weird, and it's coming from the manufacturers that are known to have good designs.

4. carlemillward unregistered

Half of the blame should be shifted on Google's engineers. But yes, they do.

5. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

I think it'll look pretty sweet in black or dark blue. White highlights the hump and black camera too much I think, but it's certainly the offspring of the Nexus 5 13/14

15. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, at least the images aren't photoshopped like other companies have done with their protruding cameras.

17. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

They should have put the flash and laser focus on opposite sides of the lens. If they needed to keep them together they should have been placed right next to each other with no visible gap.

21. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Google screwed up dude. A nexus 5 that looked just like the P8 and a Nexus 6 that looked just like the G4 pro would KILL. It would be easier than these totally ugly redesigns too.

23. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

But...... LG are making the small one and Huawei are making the phablet...

27. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yeah that's what makes it even more stupid. Should have been the other way around yet the asshats at Google pulled an HTC with that decision.

2. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Yummyummyummyummyummyummy. But where are the N6 leaks?! Hopefully it stays 6 inch cuz after 2014/15 Nexus 6, I don't wanna go any smaller D:

3. carlemillward unregistered

Seriously, who started this thinnest craze?! 8mm thickness should be the standard, nothing more, nothing less, just 8.00000mm.

9. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Its fine if battery life is good. I'm not fine with lg g4 despite having the bulkiest body is the worst in battery test for this year flagship..

14. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Blame those 'regular' cosumers and market research.

6. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Imo when I 1st found a 2013 Nexus 5 in person, I was quite surprised how sexy it was despite being plastic, now I don't think I'll have the same impression with the 2015 N5 design-wise

7. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

How will you guys compare this to last year nexus 6.

8. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I'll rather get the Nexus 6 :) design wise, screen real estate, front facing speakers, and powerful enough performance wins for me.. I found the Nexus 5's design kinda rushed and I think it looks like a toy but performance wise and a new fingerprint scanner, and by the help of LG's signature features like laser AF, the latter have some edges too :)

29. ComeToTerms

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

Agreed.

10. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Awesome, always loved that storm trooper look from the Nexus 5. If only the 5X also had the same subtle top and bottom curve from the Nexus 5.

12. surethom

Posts: 1667; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Most users put a thin case on their back of there phones so the hump will not be a problem for most.

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

That's why outside of the tech press, nobody really cares that the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6/Note5 have a camera hump. As long as that hump isn't enormous like the Lumia 1020, any case will flatten out the profile. And most people still use cases.

13. raky_b

Posts: 384; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

8/9.8mm and stil BUMP!? it shoud be really good camera. and i hope they did put big ass battery in that fat phone...and i would be happy if it is even bigger for size of that bump (1,5mm) in whole phones size, if with bigger capacitty battery...

18. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

The only disappointing hump is the in the price: $399 is almost too expensive.

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It's nowhere near what you'd pay for an unlocked G4 with similar specs and performance. I think $400 is the right price for an unlocked phone with good (if not stellar) specs. Between the Moto X Pure and the Nexus 5X, we have a new price model in the US.

25. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

actually, it's only $100 off the G4 price (which is around $500 unlocked). That said, I think this is VERY competitive at $400. The only disappointment is the perpetual lack of SD card, and the comparatively meager 13MP camera. That alone makes the G4 worth the $100 premium in my eyes.

26. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I don't judge cameras by their megapixels. But it is likely that the 16 MP sensor in the G4 is better than this 13 MP sensor. A lot comes down to software/processing.

31. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

As a matter of fact, it is too near what a new Galaxy S6 is being discounted for at the moment: less than $500.

20. yonith

Posts: 226; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Terrible screen to body ratio.

22. AAPL1

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Looks incredibly cheap just like the nexus 5 did. Glad I preordered a Moto x pure edition instead of waiting for this. The Moto has a much better build, customizable, larger screen, near stock android, fast updates, sd card support, probably a much better camera. Why even get a nexus when Moto covers the bases and then some. I guess if you absolutely have to have 100% pure android but imo Moto's build is even better with it gestures, always listening and adaptive display.

24. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

can we safely assume this phone (and the new n6) will work with project fi? i'm sitting on an invite, but i think i'd rather have this sizing than the n6.

28. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Why are all you idiots always whining about something as petty as a camera hump? Most camera humps look fine, it's no big deal, get over it children! Today's kids I tell ya, you gotta smack 'em good and smack 'em often to keep 'em in line.

30. ComeToTerms

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

I don't see how they expect me to go from a 5.9 inch screen to a 5.5. I guess since the Nexus 6 will be getting Android 6.0 soon, all I'll need is a new case.

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