Report: New Nexus phone by LG with 3D dual camera setup and fingerprint scanner being primed for October

Report: New Nexus phone by LG with 3D dual camera setup and fingerprint scanner being primed for October
Rumors around the supposed "2015" LG Nexus 5 don't show up too often, but they are getting increasingly interesting. Check this out - South Korean media inews24 reports that the reborn Nexus 5 is being tricked out with a 3D camera module of some sort. Bear in mind, however, that the outlet refers to a "premium Nexus smartphone" made by LG, which means the device might not, ultimately, get the Nexus 5 moniker. 

Then again, we did see an LG device codenamed "bullhead" get referenced inside Android source code, and "bullhead" sounds just like a sequel to "hammerhead" - the 2014 Nexus 5. So the stage is being kept open for debates.

While the report doesn't explain the purported 3D tech in detail, it seems we're talking about a dual camera setup enhanced with infrared light sensors to allow for operation in darkness. It sounds like the kind of technology that the Amazon Fire Phone flaunts, only there would be two cameras instead of four. A tree-dimensional interface gets mentioned as well, further reminding us of Amazon's past initiatives

However, Google's influence through its partnership with LG could lead to some Project Tango technology being carried over in the revised Nexus 5. Project Tango enables smartphones and tablets to map out a 3D model of the user's surroundings via a depth camera, a motion tracking camera, an RGB camera, and an arsenal of sensors.

An LG official acknowledged a dual camera initiative, reminding that LG has already experimented with dual camera technology in the Optimus 3D smartphone from 2011, and that accomplishing a strong user experience is not difficult, as long as the adequate technology is available.

Moreover, the report implies that LG's Nexus phone will be introduced in October, shipping with Android M out of the box. Another feature that made the same list of rumors is a fingerprint scanner, which we've heard of before. Its addition will go nicely with Android M's native implementation of fingerprint-based security.

Source: iNews24 (Translated) via G For Games



1. shimanto1123

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Wondering about the price ...

16. waddup121 unregistered


18. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

There will be 2 Nexus phones to choose from hopefully they'll get one of them right. THe talk of dual cameras and 3d doesn't appeal to me. I just hope they make a revised version of the old Nexus 5 with better camera, battery and more accurate display, if they add waterproofing that would be nice, or dual front speakers... there isn't much to improve upon other than that on the old Nexus.

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Dont really care much what it has to offer , i just want to buy Nexus phone again, my nexus 5 alredy feels old and outdated , and Nexus 6 is too big and QHD on unoptimized 805 chip dosent help. High hopes for this one.

17. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

How does your Nexus 5 feel old and outdated again? My wife's nex5 is fast and fluid in operation. Sure camera and battery could be better but it's almost 2 years old now.

20. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Right, so an update in those regards would be much appreciated. Even now the nexus 5 is damn near perfect but you can always take it up a notch.

3. indonesianalien

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

wondering about the sibling (G version of Nexus) is it gonna be based on G4 or something else?

6. bendgate unregistered

First Patriots now alien?

14. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

lol one retard to control them all

25. indonesianalien

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

no, photo profile doesn't have to be the same with my username.. I have use this username in forums for ages and also I love Star Wars universe, both of them have no connection though.. hahha..can we back to the topic xD

4. unregistered

I hope it comes with a 5.5". 5" is too small for me. I hope they improve the camera and other issues faced with the Nexus 5.

5. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Hope it comes with an Intel SoC no more overheating Crapdragons.

8. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The Intel SoC in the Asus Zenfone 2 is pretty darn quick. Google and LG should seriously consider it.

10. Tizo101

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

I support that statement. Even the slower or older chips from Intel are quite stable, I personally think Intel has got the best chips (in terms of balance).

12. matt8174

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 15, 2015

nah, nvidia tegra x1 all the way!

19. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Intel is fast but the battery life is crappy so pick your poison

22. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Intel is such a beast, but there is a problem with the x86 architecture and battery life is very unstable to judge, coz sometimes Android OS (kernel) will eat your battery due to the Binary translator that keeps on translating ARM things to be compatible with the intel cores due to different architecture. But i totally agree it is a wicked chip, may be better if paired with s more powerful GPU ;)

7. SilentJ

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

"A tree-dimensional interface" LOL

9. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 298; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Google Multiple Nexus phones please.

11. MachDaddy

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

With all the disappointing phones due to SD 810, and LG G4 having a less than exciting design (why are the front touch buttons so huge as well?), the Nexus series is really all there is to look forward to this year,unless you like the S6. Just hope they give it expandable memory.

27. tokuzumi

Posts: 1929; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Nexus devices haven't had expandable memory since the original Nexus One, in 2009. I wouldn't expect to see SD storage on a Nexus device. I believe having expandable storage is part of the royalties that android OEMs have to pay to Microsoft. So, if Google can avoid paying royalties to another company, they are going to do it.

13. seh1984

Posts: 14; Member since: May 28, 2015

Another premium handset? I assume it will be premium priced then. If true, guess they didn't learn anything from the underwhelming sales of the Nexus 6...

15. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Price is fine as long as they bring it, the Nexus 6 was way too big and didn't bring it.

21. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Honestly, I don't care about the cost, I just want another nexus phone of the size as a nexus 5. The camera seems to be the focus this time so if they can get that right I will pay full price for this phone easily. It isn't a phone series for cheap asses anymore, it is a proper flagship device. The only issue with the nexus 5 was the camera, everything was as good as the competition if not better (it certainly is better than the phones of its time at the moment after recent updates).

23. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Hope the price were reasonable, in Indonesia Nexus 6 is much more expensive than Note 4 so it's not a good deal (i think most US brand were overly expensive here)

24. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

nexus5 2015?

26. ashfaq1994

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

That's an great News for the nexus lovers.

28. tokuzumi

Posts: 1929; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

They should just use the camera sensor from the G4, instead of messing with 3D cameras that are gimmicky, and don't provide any useful features.

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