LG Nexus 5 (2015)’s reportedly not-so-high-end specs could mean more affordable pricing, case leaked in the wild


LG Nexus 5 2015 case

As we move out of the summer and into the fall, Google’s intention to launch not one, but two new Nexus for 2015 is starting to become a little more clear. In the latest round of leaks, popular YouTuber @MKBHD received an aftermarket case for the upcoming LG Nexus 5 (2015) which he posted online. The case came from @SonnyDickson who has made a name for himself leaking out iPhone components from various suppliers in China.

We’ve already seen a few CAD files for the phone leaked already (3D files case manufacturers use to build phone cases) and 3D renders based off of those files, so it’s not really too surprising to find an actual physical sample already available. Of course, the real question is what kind of hardware the new LG Nexus will be using, in which case a new report from Android Police, allegedly has some of those deets.

According to the most updated spec sheet — which is much different from previously reported specs — the updated LG Nexus 5 could be much more affordable than we originally thought. Specs reportedly include the following:

LG Nexus 5 (2015) specs

  • 5.2-inch 1080p display (not 2K)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor (not the 615 or 810)
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16/32GB internal storage options (no 64GB option)
  • 12.3MP rear camera/5MP front facing cameras
  • 2,700mAh battery (only 500mAh more than the original)

The USB Type C connector is also being rumored again, but no word if it’ll be true 3.1 or just regular ‘ol 2.0 compliant. It also seems this year’s Nexus 5 could also offer up 3 color choices right of the bat: black, white, or blue.

And that concludes the latest round of rumors. As you can see, if true, the new Nexus 5 favoring much more modest than most high-end flagships this year could mean Google is looking to attack the affordable smartphone market. With Google planning to launch two Nexus devices this year, really it makes perfect sense. One mid-range affordable handset, and another premium phablet device for those with deep pockets. With Project Fi compatibility more than likely out of the box, Google’s 1-2 punch could be what they need to open up Project Fi to a whole new set of consumers.

What do you guys think — would you rather have an premium 5-inch Nexus devices the a price tag to match, or something a little more modest and affordable?

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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