Aug 26th, 2015 publishUpdated   Sep 25th, 2015, 11:28 am


It’s been almost 2 years since the original LG-made Nexus 5 arrived on the scene and we’ve seen a lot of advancements in mobile hardware since then. While there’s no doubt the phone will be a huge upgrade for anyone still clinging onto their Nexus 5 for dear life, it might not be as “super high-end” as some of the other flagships introduced this year.

That’s not to say we expect it to slouch in the hardware department either. While we don’t know for certain what LG and Google have in store, a few of the the Nexus 5 2015’s specs have allegedly been leaked on Weibo, as discovered by the folks at G for Games. The post claims to reveal a few hardware details we’ll see when the Nexus 5 2015 launches in just a few more weeks. Here’s what we could be looking at.

  • 5.2-inch 2K display
  • Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core (Dual-Core Cortex A72 @ 1.8GHz + Quad-Core Cortex A53 @ 1.44GHz) Adreno 418
  • 3GB RAM
  • 13MP Sony IMX278 four-color RGBW sensor (also found on the Huawei P8) with the same OIS as the LG G4
  • LTE Cat 9 with support for 450Mbps speeds

It’s because of these relatively modest specs, the Nexus 5 2015 could once again target that more affordable pricing of the original. Because the original Nexus 5 launched so late in the year by the time anyone got their hands on the phone, it was quickly trumped by 2014 flagships in just about every area.

What do you guys think — will you be holding out for other newer devices with 4GB RAM and more advanced processors, or will you the Nexus 5 2015 be enough to quench most of your hardware wants?

Image credit: Edward O’Connell

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