Are you ready to ditch your huge Nexus 6 in favor of a smaller one? Because Google is ready to invade your lives with another Nexus, which will be created in collaboration with LG, the company that was assigned to build the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. Now, the successor of the 2013 model will make some waves, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.
Displays and designs
The Nexus 6 was really massive and not everyone was fascinated with the 5.96 inches AMOLED display which is able to support QHD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (that gives a pixel density of 493ppi). The missing pen stylus made things worse, because the users couldn’t operate on the screen with only one hand and the device was uncomfortable to carry around, in the absence of a bag. It’s even too large for a pocket, as it measures 159.3x83x10.1 mm.
The Nexus 5 2013 is rumored to arrive in two variants, and the one that will be created by LG will have a 5.2inches full HD 1080p P-OLED display (according to GizmoChina), while the model created by Huawei, codenamed Angler, will feature a 5.7inches screen.
The LG model will have a matte plastic cover and an aluminum frame around the edges, and it is believed that below the rear camera will be placed a fingerprint scanner.
Qualcomm registered good sales in 2014, equipping many flagships with its powerful processors. So, the Nexus 6 came with the fastest 32bit Snapdragon 805 quad core processor clocked at 2.7GHz, which was backed by 3GB of RAM. It had Adreno 420 graphics and two variants of internal storage with capacities of 32 and 64GB, but there was no slot for expansion.
The current rumors suggest that the processor that will power the Nexus 5 2015 model will be Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 (MSM8976), but its clock speed isn’t known yet. It is said that it will be backed by 4GB of RAM and will support up to 64GB of internal storage and we’re hoping that LG will add a microSD card slot for expansion up to 128GB. Hopefully, the new processor won’t have heating problems like the 810 model. On the other hand, other websites predict that the phone will house a Snapdragon 808 chipset and 3GB of RAM.
The back camera from the Nexus 6 supports 13MP and comes with dual-LED flash, OIS and other useful features. Some believe that the Nexus 5 2015 will increase the resolution of both of its cameras (to 16MP and 8MP), but GizmoChina believes that the back camera will be 13MP, while the other camera will be 4MP and will feature iris scanning.
The Nexus 6 was powered by a large 3220mAh battery which has a quick charging feature. The Nexus 5 2015 is expected to be fueled by a 3180mAh non-removable battery which will support QuickCharge 2.0.