Lenovo Z2 Plus India Launch Set for Thursday

Lenovo Z2 Plus India Launch Set for Thursday

  • The Z2 Plus is a rebranded variant of the Zuk Z2
  • Lenovo Z2 Plus India price is not yet known
  • The company has detailed India-specific features

Lenovo India has started sending invites of the launch of its Z2 Plus smartphone in the country on Thursday. The company is holding a launch event in New Delhi that’s scheduled to begin at 11:30am IST.

The Chinese consumer electronics giant will be launching the Lenovo Zuk Z2 – which was launched in China in May this year – as the Lenovo Z2 Plus in India.

Detailing the reasons behind the rebranding in the country, Anuj Sharma, Head of Product Marketing, Smartphones, Lenovo MBG India told Gadgets 360, “Once we are getting into a particular price band, we want to make sure consumers know the brand. We want to sell the phone. We are not bringing the device as token flagship as India is still a big market for us. However, Zuk branding will be there on the box, with the text ‘Powered by Zuk’ as a hat tip for the Zuk team.”

The Lenovo Z2 Plus will be launched in two variants in the country – 3GB of RAM with 32GB of inbuilt storage, and 4GB of RAM with 64GB of inbuilt storage. Both variants are dual-SIM, and will support 4G SIM cards in one slot, and 3G SIM cards in the other.

The Z2 Plus won’t run Cyanogen OS – like the Lenovo Zuk Z1 (Review) did – and will instead come with the Google Now Launcher pre-installed. The company says India-specific features will include gesture shortcuts via the fingerprint scanner. It will also bear a dedicated pedometer and come with the company’s new U-Health app.

The Zuk Z2 smartphone launched in China features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with 2.5D curved high-fibre glass. It is powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC clocked up to 2.15GHz. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with EIS, an f/2.2 aperture, and PDAF. An 8-megapixel front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture round off the optics on board the Zuk Z2. It packs a 3500mAh battery that supports fast charging – charging up to 80 percent in one hour. The Lenovo Zuk Z2’s connectivity options include offers 4G LTE (with support Indian LTE bands), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1 BLE, and USB 2.0 Type-C port.

Lenovo Zuk Z2

Lenovo Zuk Z2

Display

5.00-inch

Processor

2.15GHz

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery capacity

3500mAh

 

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Launched in India: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

  • Samsung also launched the Galaxy J5 Prime
  • The Galaxy J7 Prime is priced at Rs. 18,790
  • The Galaxy J5 Prime is priced at Rs. 14,790

Samsung on Monday as expected launched the Galaxy J7 Prime in India. The company also launched the Galaxy J5 Prime in the country. The smartphones are priced at Rs. 18,790 and Rs. 14,790 respectively. While the Galaxy J7 Prime is officially available from Monday, the Galaxy J5 Prime will go on sale from September-end.

For both the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime and Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime, the company is touting features like S Power Planning (a reserve battery technology for when the battery is running low) and S Secure (allowing users to lock/ hide apps, and more). The company has also detailed a Vodafone bundled data offer for Galaxy J7 Prime and Galaxy J5 Prime customers, wherein they pay for 1GB of data and get 9GB of data free over three months.

To recall, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime is the upgraded version of the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016), and features a fingerprint sensor on the home button in addition. Other differences include the presence of a full-HD display instead of an HD display, more memory (3GB RAM instead of 2GB), and a higher resolution front camera (8-megapixel instead of 5-megapixel).

 

The other specifications of the Galaxy J7 Prime almost completely match the Galaxy J7 (2016). The dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) Galaxy J7 Prime ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The smartphone bears a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4, and runs on a 1.6GHz octa-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM.

The Galaxy J7 Prime features a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.9 aperture and LED flash, while there is an 8-megapixel front camera with an f/1.9 aperture also on board. The smartphone comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) – to note, the Galaxy J7 (2016) only supports microSD cards up to 128GB in capacity.

The latest Samsung J-Series smartphone offers 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, Micro-USB (with OTG), and 3.5mm audio jack in terms of connectivity options. It is powered by a 3300mAh battery, and measures 151.5×74.9×8.1mm.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime on the other hand is a brand new offering, and more details are still forthcoming.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

Rs. 19,400

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

1.6GHz

Front Camera

8-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 6.0

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

13-megapixel

Battery capacity

3300mAh

 

LG V20 ‘First New Android 7.0 Nougat Smartphone’ to Launch

LG V20 'First New Android 7.0 Nougat Smartphone' to Launch Today
LG V20 is set to launch in San Francisco on Tuesday
LG V20 is the first phone launching with Android N
It will sport second screen at the front
The LG V20 is set to launch at an event in San Francisco at 6pm PT on Tuesday (6:30am IST on Wednesday), the successor to the LG V10.

Ahead of the launch, the LG V20 has been been leaked with a complete list of specifications, detailing almost everything about the smartphone over and above the official details that have been teased. According to the new leaked details, the LG V20 smartphone will feature a 5.7-inch QHD display and will sport a 16-megapixel dual camera at the back. Under the hood, the LG V20 will be powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor and will come with 4GB of RAM and will also be backed by a large 4000mAh battery.

The new leaked details comes courtesy a Weibo account posted by a Chinese tipster and first picked up by AndroidPure.

The yet-to-be-announced LG V20 smartphone has been leaked in several instances before and has also been seen in multiple leaked purported images. The smartphone is expected to sport a secondary display at the front. The LG V20 will be the successor to the LG V10, which was the company’s first smartphone featuring an Always On secondary display and a dual-rear camera setup with a wide-angle lens. We already know that the LG V20 will be the first new smartphone to run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box, it will sport a Quad DAC, and audio powered by B&O Play, apart from bundled B&O Play earphones.

 

Apart from the brand new Android N, the LG V20 will be also the first phone that will sport a dedicated shortcut for Google’s ‘In Apps’ feature on both the home screen and Second Screen. Users will be also able to search the pre-installed LG apps via the new search mode on the LG V20. Google’s ‘In Apps’ search will show content from installed apps on the Android device.

The South Korean giant will be betting heavily on the LG V20 to revive the smartphone business after the flagship LG G5 was not very well received in the global markets. LG also reported a total operating loss of roughly $132 million in the second quarter of 2016.

The LG event is scheduled for Tuesday and will take place in San Francisco. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for the launch of the LG V20.

Android Fitness Apps for the Fitness Conscious

The technological advancement along with the drastic change in lifestyle has left little time for exercising. We are caught up in a web that gives little time for ourselves during the weekdays. It is only during the weekends that there is a sigh of relief, as we find some quality time for ourselves. The lack of physical activity for most part of our life is a big factor that can adversely affect us.

It is recommended to at least take as little as 20 minutes out each day and bring in a workout. An intense 30 minute workout can be a game-changer every single day and shoots up productivity levels all through the day. Here are some fitness apps you might want to take a look at to aid in your daily exercise.

  1. Google Fit

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The simple Google app for fitness, Google Fit has improved vastly since its release and the new app has lots of features to track health stats. Important things like weight, heart rate and activity time can be logged in and Google instantly recognizes them all.

You can set daily goals on the app and make it a target to achieve them for a fit physique. There are also alerts that make sure you are on track of your goals. Check out nearby offers from CashKaro to get information on gyms in your locality for a more rewarding exercise time.

  1. Runtastic

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Runtastic is a wonderful app is you are a cardio crazy individual. Especially meant for runners, Runtastic tracks your running, walking and jogging through GPS in your phone. Maintain a personal workout dairy with graphs and statistics. Measure the number of calories that you burn in a day and also the rate of your heart beat using this simple app.

There are specialized training plans that are available which can be customized to the needs of the user. If you are totally satisfied with the LITE version of the app, go ahead for the full subscription to enjoy full benefits from this awesome application.

  1. 7 Minute Workout

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The 7 Minute Workout is a powerful app that gets you ready and pumping for more in just 7 minutes. A complete 7-minute workout routine is all that you need for a super-productive day. There are a combination of exercises that ensure you get the best out of your body.

Just like Paytm is synonymous with online mobile recharge, this app is considered one of the best in the Health & Fitness segment of apps.

  1. Sworkit

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An exciting app that has many workout combinations and a ton of exercise variations, Sworkit is a must-have app for every fitness junkie. There are exercises for the core, back, upper and lower body. There are more than 10 million users who have downloaded the app and have benefited from it.

You will not be restrained to the same boring exercises, over and over again. There is always something new and different variations will only make your exercise routine exciting and rewarding. Go ahead and download the app from Google Play Store.

The LEO Guard for Your Utmost Privacy

If you want to have the perfect maintenance of the mobile data, you can take to the privacy guard which is sure to help you maintain the sanctity of the private information. This is the best safeguard technology you can receive in time and with this you can really keep lock all the private data in the best possible way. Once the application is downloaded it is sure to protect innumerable users from information getting leaked. There is even the strong application locking mechanism. There is even the convenient feature of privacy scanning. This is sure to detect the possible faults in time and in the process you are saved in time.

The Privacy Guard to Help You Stay Safe

LEO Privacy Guard is the superior application of the era. It is sure to keep the device in the best of state and now all your private data is sure to stay locked in the most convenient process. The application comes with the perfect safe box and you can use the box for hiding private videos and photographs. There is even the Wi-Fi security mechanism and this is sure to keep the network safe and secured all the time. There are lots more other functionalities yes to be discovered for the best of your advantage.

Going Without Worries

Once you have the guard in hand you become absolutely tension free. In fact, this is the best solution to help you keep things safe and guarded all the time. You can have your boyfriend taking interest in your call log. You can keep him away with the specific technology. Once the application is on your boyfriend will not be able to check the SMSs anymore. This way your privacy is sure to stay intact. With the privacy guard no one will be able to go through the gallery and no one will also come to know about the Facebook status.

The Working of the Application

The application is strong and effective enough to help you keep things secret. With the help of this technology you can just lock everything and anything. You can lock your Facebook and you can even lock the Messenger and the Whatsapp. It even helps in locking other applications so that your privacy is well maintained. Now, none of the data is sure to get leaked and everything remains so safe and secured. You colleagues will not be able to check with your device status when you are not close by. They can’t steal your privacy.

The Guard with All the Safe Features

LEO Privacy Guard comes with the hoard of secured and safe features. If you have the plan to hide your secret data you can take the best help of the technology. No one will be able to open the application without the usage of the right password. There is even the option of the pattern lock or the pin code and one is even provided with two different types of passwords and there is even the most interesting applock theme. This is the theme to help the device seem interesting and at the same time it even helps in hiding the secrecy of the phone.

ASUS ZENFONE 2 ZEE551ML 16GB STORAGE 2GB RAM

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML, was announced to the World on January 2015, but was released only in March 2015. After its release, Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML has become the talk of the World, for all the features it has. This mobile has been packed with mind-blowing features, which are sufficient enough to make a man contented.

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GENERAL FEATURES:

This Asus smartphone is of 152.5*77.2*10.9mm dimension, which is equal to 6.00*3.04*0.43 inch. The weight of this smartphone is 170g which is equal to 6.00oz. This Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML is sleek and slim, which is also light-weighted.

DISPLAY:

The type of the display in Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML is IPS capacitive touch screen with 16M colours which assures the users to bring all the colours to life, and make them dance in the screen with its extreme vibrant shade. The size of the screen is 5.5 inches, which is approximately equivalent to 70.8% screen to body ratio. The resolution of the screen in Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML is sure to amaze the users with 1080*1920 pixels which is also about 402 pixels per inch. The touch screen form factored mobile phone also gives access to multi touch. The screen is also protected with Corning Gorilla glass 3 with the skin being Asus Zen UI. These features are just the tip of the iceberg and we have more to come still.

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HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE:

The processor of   Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML is 1.8 GHz Quad core, which is the Central Processing Unit with the processor make being Intel Atom Z3560. The GPU of this mobile is Powervr G6430. The operating system is Android OS, v5.0 Lollipop, which has been planned to be upgraded to Android v6.0 Marshmallow. This platform which is very well constructed, has been giving a very good reputation to Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML.

SIM FEATURES:

This smartphone, Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML, is basically a dual SIM mobile, which accepts SIM cards of micro SIM type. While the first SIM slot accepts both 3G and 4G connectivity, the second SIM slot accepts only 2G connections.

MEMORY CAPACITY:

With the Random Access Memory capacity of 2GB, Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML has an internal storage capacity of 16GB. 16 Gigabytes storage internally would suffice the users to handle files and folders of all types, which includes music, videos and image folders, but the memory capacity of  Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML doesn’t stop with that, rather expands to provide the users with the ability to extend the storage up to 64GB through the card slot available to accommodate microSD card. This facilitates the users to fill their smartphone with all the documents and different types of folder, which they need handy.

CAMERA:

Camera in Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML is really good with extra-ordinary features. This smartphone has both – primary camera and a secondary camera of good quality. The primary camera or the rear camera is of 13 megapixels. Camera features of this mobile includes autofocus, geo tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR with check quality. The rear camera captures also has a dual LED flash, which has a dual tone, which is an interesting factor. This rear camera captures video at 1080p@30fps. When the primary camera is of 13 megapixels, which is a good number, the question of quality in the front camera comes into play, but here, when  Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML is considered, the front camera in this smartphone is of 5 megapixels which is far enough for a selfie shooter.

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SOUND:

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML has loudspeakers of good quality with 3.5mm jack. Alerts could be set in this mobile with MP3 and WAV type ringtones. The alerting could be little clearer with vibration, which is left to the user’s’ choice. While talking about the sound, music also has no limit in this smartphone with the in-built FM Radio, which comes along with RDS and also headphones of 3.5mm.

CONNECTIVITY:

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML accepts Wi-Fi with supporting standards of 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot. It also accepts Bluetooth with v4.0 with A2DP and EDR, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, USB with microUSB v2.0. It also accepts NFC and is accompanied by USB Host.

SENSORS AND ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

Sensors in Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML include Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor and Magnetometer missing out Barometer and Temperature sensor. This smartphone accepts messages as SMS under threading view, MMS, Email, Push mail and IM. The browser of this mobile being HTML5, this smartphone does not accept JAVA applications. Additional features of this smartphone includes 5GB free lifetime ASUS WebStorage, MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player, MP4/H.264 player, Photo/Video editor and Document viewer. The loudspeakers of this mobile works with 62 dB at voice, 61dB at noise and 67dB at ring.

BATTERY AND COLOUR AVAILABILITY:

Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML comes with a non-removable Li-Po battery of 3000mAh which is of good battery capacity. This battery has the endurance rating of 59 hours. This smart mobile is available in five different colours, namely, Osmium Blue, Sheer Gold, Glacier Gray, Glamour Red and Ceramic White.

This Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML Price is INR.11,999/- and the Feature score is 82. When the comments of this mobile are considered, this smartphone has had both positive and negative comments. While some of the users are disappointed with the smartphone, especially with regards to the SIM and connectivity, many feel that this product is the best phone with all the latest features. On the whole, this  Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML seems to be a mobile with amazing touch, smooth functioning without lag, battery backup which fetches a day, decent camera, feel good factor and a premium feel.

Is Your Phone Prepared for a Crisis?

Smartphones have become an integral part of our lives. They contain most of our personal information and are used to perform multiple tasks on regular basis. This is why it’s important that we keep them safe from all the atrocities of the modern day. Crisis can occur at any time, so it is better to have your smartphone prepared for anything. If your phone is ready for any kind of emergency, then good for you, but if it’s not prepared for a calamity that can strike it at any time, then following are some of the precautions you can and probably should take.

Theft

Smartphone theft has become quite common, so it’s best for you to be prepared. You must install a location tracking app like Mobistealth on your device so that you can keep an eye on your mobile even when it leaves your possession. This feature will not only be helpful in case of theft, but will also help you locate your device when you lose it somewhere. Smartphones contain most of our information and data, so having a location tracking app certainly helps.

Virus

Viruses are a pain, something you may be aware of already if one of your devices encountered them. They destroy everything that comes in their path, hindering the performance of smartphones in a big way. Viruses are quite unpredictable and can make their way into your device at any time. They can do a lot of damage if not dealt with sooner. So, to avoid all the hassle and for keeping your phone secure, simply download an updated antivirus app. These tools receive patches on regular basis to ensure safety of your device from any external threat. This is why you need to have an antivirus app installed on your phone.

Spyware

Our smartphones contain our personal information like our names, social security numbers, passwords, emails, bank account numbers, and so much more. All of this information is quite critical because if any one of it gets stolen, then things can get pretty ugly. Hackers are well-aware of this and are always looking for people with weaknesses in their smartphones. They create different programs with the sole purpose of spying on other people’s devices so that they can get all the personal information and exploit it. To save yourself from such spyware, you must seek help from anti-spyware apps which are available in abundance. Apps like these will keep all the hackers at bay, thus keeping your device safe and secure.

Extortion Hacks

Hackers have become quite proficient with the advancement of technology, and are capable of hacking into devices with unprecedented ease. They get their hands on your personal information like pictures and videos, and then threaten to share them online if you don’t comply with what they say. This past year saw multiple hacks as security agencies, dating sites, and big corporations got attacked. If hackers can breach such high-level security, then they can hack into your device as well. Knowing that, it is better to stay safe by using complicated passwords and biometric security protocols.

Why should you have an SMS monitoring software on your kids’ cell phones?

Nothing is cheap these days, thanks to technology that was suppose to make our lives better, but instead, we are all just running behind achieving a standard of living that’s only about latest smartphones, Smart TVs, expensive cars and every other thing that says “Gold”. Well technology is definitely revolutionising our lives in many ways, but you need to be either rich or a little smart to enjoy all the amenities of modern tech.

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For example, if you want a new smartphone that’s for $800/month during release, wait for a few months and get it then. The most important part about technology is to know when to upgrade. Just for some nuances, you are not supposed to spend your limited cash on newer products. Again, take the example of smartphones. I own a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, which has been followed up by Galaxy S6 edge +, so the first thing I asked myself was, whether I need more RAM and a bigger display, and I knew the answer to these questions. I am still on my S6 edge. Similarly, when it comes to the security of these expensive smartphones that we own, there is little that’s done about it. And by mentioning security, I am not referring to viruses and antivirus. It’s about the how we make sure that people around us, like our kids, are safe from the dangers of the internet that’s available on their smartphone. Internet-ready is not the only trait that makes smartphones unsuitable for tweens and teens, people around your kids can have all kinds of wrong intentions and they can use a smartphone to manipulate them. For example, stranger danger is a term that’s commonly used for people who stalk others and even bait them into doing inappropriate and illicit things. Kids usually fall prey to these kinds of people because of their lack of prior exposure to anything like that.

So to keep your kids, and other people that you care about safe, an SMS monitoring software can be used. Trust me, after all, it all starts from SMS.

To keep your kids safe, you need to get a monitoring software that’s reliable, effective, simple and affordable, and It should be able to track both sides of the SMS conversations. With an app like xnspy, you can do all that at just $8.33/month. You don’t need to have apps with premium features, because XNSPY’s basic version alone is perfect for that.

With XNSPY’s basic version, you can monitor other features of a smartphone like photos, videos and audio stored on the monitored phone’s storage, and also calls, emails, internet browsing history, calendar entries, installed apps list and even WhatsApp.

Other options

If you want an app that’s equipped with GPS monitoring and if you are ready to pay a little more, then Teensafe is another option that you can consider. But compared to XNSPY, that’s almost like paying double. But wait, XNSPY’s premium version also offers GPS tracking services with many other useful features at just $12.49/month.

Click here to learn more about XNSPY SMS monitoring software

Bulk SMS: The future of advertising

With more than 4billion mobile users around the world, mobile advertising is ended up being a productive speculation for business visionaries and multinational organizations. As the mobiles have gotten to be as a fundamental piece of life, coming to individuals through Short Message Service, for example, bulk SMS is a savvy route as well as practical showcasing far as well. With its savvy, reliable, and speedier turnaround time, SMS showcasing is ended up being a superior instrument in today’s promoting coliseum.

It is normal that by 2016 mobile web utilization may over take desktop web use. As per Mobile Marketer, SMS has 8 times more user-reach than email. With expanding cellular telephone clients around the world, mobile is an indispensable access point through which business visionaries can achieve potential clients effortlessly. It assessed that about 99% of the SMS are opened and read by individuals, making mobile showcasing a viable and solid promoting methodology in today’s aggressive advertising stadium. Every one of these insights obviously pinpoints the significance of SMS service provider as a viable advertising technique. Prior, business entrepreneurs and organizations needed to depend on SMS administration suppliers to send bulk SMS to clients, yet now bulk SMS programming has assisted business visionaries with conveying overhauls to clients in only a basic snap. Sending SMS in bulk amounts is one of the least difficult and savvy approach to achieve huge number of prospects in time.

A bulk SMS provider empowers you to send your notice message in a SMS shape straightforwardly from your exceed expectations database. You can send these messages either from your PC or through your mobile. As bulk SMS publicizing is getting to be prevalent in the advertising coliseum, it is likewise being utilized as a part of different segments, for example, money related organizations, corporate, training establishments, FMCG advertisers and numerous other individuals. This product empowers an organization to send customized messages to prospects and would stay in the inbox till the beneficiary erases it. So regardless of the fact that the collector has no prompt necessity for the publicized item or administration, he can get in touch with you in future at whatever point the need emerges as your contact is spared in his inbox.

Because of its powerful execution in the promoting coliseum, even substantial scale associations have begun to make utilization of bulk SMS procedure to support their business profitability. Be that as it may, business visionaries need to pick the best bulk SMS programming taking into account their desire and spending plan in light of the fact that some product might not have all the propelled usefulness required to send SMS to an expansive number of individuals. Along these lines, kickoff you’re promoting effort utilizing bulk SMS advertising methodology and push forward of your rivals.

 

 

New Nexus 5 2015 UK release date, price & specification rumours

One of two new Nexus phones to be revealed within weeks, the Nexus 5 (or Nexus 5X) is an LG-made smartphone running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Here we round up the rumours surrounding the new Nexus 5 UK release date, price and specification, which could be here by the end of September! Also see: New Nexus 6 2015.

In October 2014 Google announced its Nexus 6 phone, which followed the £299 Nexus 5 in October 2013 and £239 Nexus 4 in 2012. It was Google’s least exciting Nexus phone yet, and a large part of that was the fact that for many customers the 5.96in Quad HD display was too big and the £499 price too high. Also see: Nexus 6 review.

So what is Google to do next? Smartphone or phablet? High-end specifications or affordable to the masses? With Huawei and LG having each confirmed they are on board, and both known for their ability to offer killer phones at mid-range prices, it could be about to find the perfect compromise. Whether you want a smartphone or a phablet you shouldn’t have to trade value for specification.

And so, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that Google has two new phones lined up for 2015. On this page you can read rumours surrounding an LG Nexus 5 (also known as the Nexus 5X); see New Nexus 6 UK release date, price and specification rumours for details on the forthcoming Huawei Nexus 6.

New Nexus 5 UK release date and price rumours: When is the new Nexus 5 coming out?

During the Google I/O 2015 keynote we got our first glimpse of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the operating system that will run on the new Nexus phones. At the keynote Google failed to mention any new Nexus handsets or tablets, but it’s already possible to install Android 6.0on the existing Nexus 5.

Android M includes a number of important and interesting changes to the operating system, including a mobile payments system, USB Type-C support and what Google calls ‘more intuitive’ app permissions. Android M will launch globally in the Autumn, and the developer release suggests that the Nexus 5 will get it straight out of the box.

Following tradition, we expect to see the new Nexus 5 launch as the device on which Google showcases the final version of its new Android operating system. This means we’ll, like last year, see it around the middle of October, with the phone going on sale in November. Indeed @evleaks says the two new Nexus phones will go on sale in Q4 of this year.

Update 8 September: Talk Android reports that Google will unveil the new Nexus phones on 29 September, and they will be available to pre-order just two weeks later on 13 October!

In terms of pricing, until we know the exact specification, we can merely speculate. The Nexus line is known for its value, and we really can’t see Google taking prices any higher than its £499 Nexus 6. Much more likely, given the findings of its Q1 2015 earnings call, is that it will return to its previous tack: high-end devices with mid-range prices. And, indeed, LG is well-known for producing devices with flagship specs and mid-range prices. We’d love to see another £299 LG Nexus 5, but we might find ourselves less disheartened if we hedge our bets and compromise between the Nexus 5 and 6, estimating somewhere around £399.

New Nexus 5 specification and feature rumours: What to expect from the new Nexus 5

It seems the LG Nexus will be the smaller and less powerful device of the two, with a 5.2in full-HD P-OLED screen that’s only a little larger than that of the existing Nexus 5. The new Nexus 5 will also reportedly use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 processor, and feature up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 64GB of storage and a 3180mAh battery. (Update: AndroidPit says the Nexus 5X will run the Snapdragon 808 with 3GB of RAM and a 2700mAh battery.)

Front-facing speakers, a rear fingerprint scanner, 13- and 4Mp cameras and USB Type-C with QuickCharge 2.0 are also speculated. The LG Nexus will allegedly offer a metal design rather than plastic (although we have heard it will get an aluminium frame with chamfered edges and a plastic rear cover), and measure 146.9×72.9×8/9.8mm.

GizmoChina also reports (but cites no sources) that the Nexus 5 will have a MediaTek connectivity chipset, front-facing speakers, and a rear power button with integrated fingerprint scanner.

New Nexus 5 leaked images

During its Google I/O keynote back in June Google announced that Android 6.0 Marshmallow would get USB Type-C support built-in, and we were shown a mystery device. This could have been our very first look at the new Nexus 5.

New Nexus 5 with USB Type-C?

The below concept image is from designer Miqdad Halim showing what an LG Nexus device might look like.

New Nexus 2015 phone UK release date, price, specification and feature rumours: When is the new Nexus 5 coming out? Who will make the new Nexus 5 2015?

The first leaked photo of the LG Nexus 5 comes from the Google+ page of the Google Nexus Community Indonesia. It reveals a white device with a circular fingerprint scanner, protruding camera and the Nexus logo at the rear.

New Nexus 5 2015 photo

Another leaked image comes from @Onleaks, who says the LG Nexus will have a 5.2in screen with a metal body, USB Type-C, front facing speakers and a fingerprint scanner on the back. It will measure 146.9×72.9×8/9.8mm.

New Google LG Nexus 5 2015

@OnLeaks has since leaked a new image of the Nexus 5 in a Ringke case.

New Nexus 5 case

The best leaked images of the Nexus 5 so far come from AndroidPit, however.

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