New image of Nexus 5 (2015) prototype shows off the camera hump and fingerprint scanner

New image of Nexus 5 (2015) prototype shows off the camera hump and fingerprint scanner
A leaked image, allegedly of a Nexus 5 (2015) prototype, reveals the back of the rumored device. Besides what appears to be a plastic build and the Nexus logo, we can see a slight hump where the camera is located. Under the camera is a circular area that is believed to be the fingerprint scanner. And while we would still take this story with the proverbial grain of salt, there does seem to be some sort of sticker affixed to the device that contains the LG logo.

The images do dovetail with previous renders that we have seen of the device. Those images also came with speculation that the screen will measure 5.2-inches. A larger-screened Nexus model is said to be in the works from Huawei, measuring in the range of 5.5-inches to 5.7-inches.

The rear camera that we see on the Nexus 5 (2015) prototype is believed to have a 16MP or 20.7MP sensor. We can see the dual LED flash, and the laser autofocus that will apparently be employed on the device.

So far, LG has been mum about this stock Android handset. Traditionally, new Nexus models have been unveiled in the second half of October, which gives us about eight weeks to run down as many leaks as we can.
 

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source: Droidfeed.net

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59 Comments

1. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

It's got a camera hump; therefore, it has a protruding camera. Let the "hate" comments begin.

22. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

This camera hump resembles the one in Nokia Lumia 1520

31. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Agreed, its totally reminiscent of a Lumia phone

33. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I currently just find it IDENTICAL to the Nokia Lumia 925

46. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Or the HTC One X (or maybe even older phones)

26. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

THIS or the LG G4 PRO will be my next phone. List of wants: - Radio bands for ALL U.S. carriers - Removable battery & SD - $400 actual sales price without contract

49. sgodsell

Posts: 7029; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Please list all the Nexus devices that had removable battery and SD slots? Good luck. Its not going to happen.

53. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Look like he is not getting a Nexus phone. +1

56. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Yeah good luck with that 2nd bullet. The rest you might get in the LG Nexus 5 though, at least I hope the price will be around $400.

28. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

IMO cut it some slack if its ~$400 ~$700 phones deserve more criticism due to their price Cheaper phones are bound to have some price cuts, otherwise they would be sold at major losses (not to mention the Nexus line is probably already not profitable)

44. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

The best pricing for this year Nexus devices is 500-550$ for the Nexus 5(2015) and 600-650$ for the Nexus 6(2015), but this is my opinion, not Google's..

45. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

We don't know what Google's opinion is Also we also have to take into account LG's and Huawei's opinions too

34. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Looks like crap honestly.

37. surethom

Posts: 1635; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

As over 80% of users put a back cover on there phone to protect the phone the hump is not a problem like the protruding camera on my nexus 5 with a cover it's fine.

50. osbert

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Back cover over a fingerprint sensor? I'm fine with that as not going to use it anyway, but why not just make the f###ing thing thicker and have a bigger battery!? Once again, manufacturers are living in a goddamn dreamworld where they think anyone gives a rats ass about 0.2mm thickness differences. Idiots.

2. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

Onleaks was on point then! His track record continues. This does look like it makes a solid sequel to the original Nexus 5. Looking forward to seeing an actual image of Huawei's (the one I'm more interested in and will likely purchase!)

29. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Onleaks said the materials for the Huawei was speculation Hopefully there's no glass in the final one, otherwise it looks too similar to the iPhone 5/5S IMO

3. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Reminds me of a HTC One X. Don't like finger print reader on back.

7. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

If it means being able to include dual front firing speakers, then I can definitely find a compromise with placing a finger print reader on the back. The way we all hold our phones, our indexes always naturally land around where the ID reader is being placed, I don't think it's such a bad idea.... But I guess it's all a matter of preferences.

25. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I'm still with jeroome86. With the fingerprint scanner on the back, I always have to pick up my phone to unlock it that way. And using a payment reader is more comfortable with it on the front. I'm not so into the speakers.

36. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

I think finger print readers are best suited in the back of handsets, index fingers are naturally place there weather you a lefty or righty

4. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I really hope it doesn't have a moto-like curved back or worse design than the nexus 5/6. Eagerly waiting... or thicker than the nexus 5. ps is anyone here able to use a 5.7" phone (screen) easily with one hand? Idk which one to get.

9. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

I was actually able to do so with the Note 4, to my pleasant surprise as I don't exactly have the largest hands out there. I'm waiting on Huawei's Nexus... Much more intrigued by the premium build it is set to have, and the possibility of it being the first phone with SD 820.

11. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Without that one hand feature? And were you able use it like that for a while? the design of the n5 looks meh judging by the leaks...but I'm hoping it looks better on the hands on pics.

14. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

I rarely ever used the one hand features. Mostly because it was annoying to set it up on the Note 4 because you had to do this quick swipe motion which would be very hit or miss. Reaching the top (to pull down the notification bar for ex) with my thumb did admittedly take quite some work in having to stretch out my finger and maneuver the way my palm held the phone, but I eventually I got the hang of it and it became rather natural and less cumbersome. I'd like to think that I managed to use it like that for a while. I had the Note 4 as my daily driver from launch until the 6 Edge got released... I'd say right around 6-7 months?

17. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Sounds good. I've never tried phones with a screen that big, so I'd have to try it out and I'm hoping that I get used to it the way you got used to it.

18. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

I'll always be a supporter of larger screens on phone, so I hope it wins over your interest when you do give it a try!

5. ankit.taneja2

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 10, 2015

Fugly May be it could have better finsoh in final product But as of now It doesn't makes me feel to change my HTC one m8 or xiaomi mi4 or nexus 6 with this

6. ankit.taneja2

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 10, 2015

And that fingerprint scanner looks like it was plucked from an iPhone n then lasted on back :p

27. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Does apple have a patent on circle shaped scanners? Just more proof that all apple fan bois are retarded.

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