This slick Nexus 5 (2015) concept video is based on up-to-date leaks and info

This slick Nexus 5 (2015) concept video is based on up-to-date leaks and info
The Google Nexus 5 (2015) is eagerly-awaited by the mobile world, and with Android 6.0 Marshmallow likely to d├ębut alongside the device(s) very soon, mouths of techies far and wide will no doubt be watering in anticipation. It seems certain now that at least one new Nexus smartphone will be announced soon, and it's relatively safe to say that we'll be getting two. The smaller of the pair sees LG taking the manufacturing reigns, while Huawei is thought to be working on a very similar, phablet-sized Nexus. The former is the focus of a new concept by designer Jermaine Smit, which you can take a look at below. 

This concept goes the whole hog, polished with a pianistic melody running through the background. But where dreamy designs and renderings are commonplace, at least this effort is backed by some reliable, leaked evidence. Utilizing the recent info from OnLeaks, the clip essentially retells the story over three dimensions, giving us perhaps our most intimate glimpse of the LG-made Nexus so far. 


It would appear that the camera will protrude (boo!), but the device may sport a USB Type-C connector, a fingerprint sensor and dual speakers beaming from the front. As shown in the concept, it's also probable that the device will be available in black and white, and we keenly await further information.

Hopefully, it won't be too long before we can see this thing for real, on an official stage. 

Thoughts?

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28 Comments

1. mr2trce

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

I feel like all phones are starting to look the same. I can't feel excited about a rectangle anymore

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You can still feel excitement for what's on the inside. For instance it will be great to have a device like the nexus 5 with its wireless charging, only this time it will be a 64 bit nexus 5, with a finger print scanner, QHD, 13 or more mp camera, USB c, and more. The other thing is if LG can hit the same price point of the original nexus 5. That is real excitement on my wallet. ;-)

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

If it uses the snapdragon 620 it would be all for not. I can't buy a device with a 620 like I can never buy a laptop with an i3 instead of an i5. Although I built my HTPC with an i3 because you don't need an i5 to stream, play blue Rays, and YouTube. Plus the power savings and heat saving would make my HTPC last longer.

24. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

But the 820 wont be available this year according to Qualcomm 810 overheats 620's CPU will be faster than the 808's 620's GPU will likely be similar to the 808's Radios of the 620 is slower (Cat 7 LTE, 300 down/100 up), but its likely your carrier doesn't provide Cat 9 LTE (450 Mbps) anyway The 620 doesn't support USB 3.0, but no phone uses USB 3.0 anyway, expect the Note 3 Also BTW most laptop i3s are very similar to their equivalent laptop i5s i3s are just worse bins, so they have slightly reduce clockspeed (both are dual cores with 4 threads, same iGPU/cache) Unless you mean the H i5 or MQ/HQ i5s, Then yea there's the big difference of better iGPU and/or quad core

16. mr2trce

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

I just mean when PA talk about how slick the design, I just look at it and see nothing that differentiates it from the rest. I know it's about the specs and that's how I choose.

18. jimv1983

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

The rumors say it will be 1080p not QHD. 1080p would be better because battery life would be much better. If it was QHD then it's almost a guarantee that it won't have a big be ugh battery.

13. TechBlue

Posts: 81; Member since: May 06, 2010

It's a phone of course it's going to be a rectangle what would you like a Circle or a square? LOL

14. TechBlue

Posts: 81; Member since: May 06, 2010

An octagon or Pentagon or triangle?

15. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

@PA: what Google doesn't realise is that most of the nexus fanbase are mature, not some hipsters who'd be willing to blast out music on the loudspeaker (who does that when they can use headphones?) Just adding unnecessary bulk on the bezels and uglier look....already the camera hump is thick on a thick phone. But I'll still be eyeing on that , the Huawei nexus and xperia Z5 if that 's announced within the same month.

19. jimv1983

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

I totally agree about the speakers. Such a waste of bezel space. If I'm listening to sound coming from my phone its almost always when I'm someplace where other people don't want you listen to what I'm listening to.

22. Benoit

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

It's a very short sighted answer. I have a nexus an I use it as a GPS in my car, in that case you need loud speakers, on the front preferable (facing you when driving). Also I use it in the bathroom to play podcasts, or in the kitchen while I cook...

26. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Speak for yourself, I can name many instances where I wished my phone had front facing stereo speakers instead of a stylus.

2. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

A slab is a slab.

3. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I feel obligated on every Nexus 5 post to complain about how big the top and bottom bezels are. K, that is all.

4. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

looks like the Moto G 2015 when looking at the front.. lol

5. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Looks boring, but I guess looks aren't top priority for the Nexus line.

7. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

the Nexus 6 is (although a supersized Moto X) looking gorgeous imo :) and the handling is good too

6. 35tomycity

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 16, 2015

I'm excited for what the final product will be; I believe this is the year nexus will make sensible, powerful devices that will run the new OS beautifully.

8. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

If the battery life is s**tty like my nexus 5 i do not want.

20. jimv1983

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

I agree. If the most talked about rumor is correct the new Nexus 5 will have a 1080p AMOLED powered by a 3,180mAh battery so battery life should be really good. If it ends up being something like a QHD IPS LCD powered by a 2,700-2,800mAh battery then the battery life will likely be similar to the first Nexus 5.

23. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Considering the screen in G4 which is 5.5" QHD Quantum IPS drains about as much as G2 5.2" FHD IPS, I don't think we have to worry about the display, as long as it uses newest technology. The real problem will be the chip.

25. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

True, but I doubt LG will use their latest display tech for the new Nexus 5 since its supposedly going to be cheap

28. Bungle

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

It won't have a AMOLED display. Its Samsung's own dispaly tech, and i'm 99.9% certain they won't supply the tech to LG. A QHD 5.2inch with a 3,9000mAh battery should be ideal.

11. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

This makes it look a bit better, but what's with the lopsided sim-tray at 0:36?

12. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

I can't wait to see the official specs for this phone.

17. mobi_user

Posts: 152; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

PA confirm that release date and specs of this phone.

21. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

I can't believe how ugly this phone concept is. My current Nexus 5 looks 10x better compared to this.... Both Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 had really good bezel sizes. I would be shocked if this phone had screen-to-body ratio smaller than 72%

27. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

this is just a concept ist not the New nexus no one knows about the design of the phone how will look like

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