The oft-leaked Google Nexus 5 (2015) smartphone and the Huawei-based Nexus model will reportedly be launching on September 29. Notably, the search giant for the past couple of years has been launching the Nexus devices in the month of October.
The two Google Nexus smartphones would be launched in an event in San Francisco, reported CNET, citing people familiar with the company plans. As we have already seen in past leaks and rumours, the report tips the smaller Nexus smartphone would be made by LG and the larger one by Huawei. If the leaks are any indication, this would be LG’s third Nexus smartphone after Google Nexus 5 and Nexus 4. Huawei on the other hand would be making a Nexus device for the first time.
It is yet to be seen if Google would be keeping a grand event for the launch of the Nexus smartphones, or like every year would keep a relatively small event. There is no information on the pricing of the devices as well. Google generally keeps Nexus smartphones and tablet prices low as compared to other devices featuring the same specifications. Of course, as the platform lead devices for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the smartphones will be running the latest Android version.
The latest Android version would be bringing a number of updates and new features some of which include granular app permissions, Now on Tap, custom Chrome tabs, better handling of Web links and more.
As per the latest rumoured specifications, the LG Nexus 5 (2015) is said to feature a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display; Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor; 3GB of RAM; Adreno 418 GPU, and a 5-megapixel front camera. A [USB Type-C port, 2700mAh battery, 12.3-megapixel rear camera are being also tipped for the device.
As for the Huawei-made Nexus smartphone, the device was recently leaked in a couple of images. The smartphone is tipped to sport 64GB of inbuilt storage and the MSM8994 SoC aka the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. It may also feature a USB Type-C port. A 5.7-inch display, front-facing speakers and a fingerprint scanner are also tipped.