This years lead up to the release of a new Nexus phone has seen the fairly strong rumour appear that Google was working with two vendors for a dual Nexus phone release, with Huawei and LG both building devices. The Huawei Nexus is alleged to be a larger 5.7″ device, while the LG is a smaller 5.2″ phone. Tonight we’re seeing renders created by uSwitch in partnership with Steve Hemmerstoffer of @onleaks fame and NoWhereElse.fr based on measurements provided to case manufacturers.
The renders match up with details released by Steve earlier in the week which spoke about front-facing speakers on the phone and a rear mounted fingerprint sensor. The rear also has that slightly protruding camera lens arrangement that the Nexus 5 is famous for.
A view of the base of the phone shows a USB-C connector, which lines up with Google’s stance on pushing the new USB standard forward.
The render is still ‘based on detailed factory schematics provided to accessory-makers’ so it’s possible that some of the details are still not correct. There’s a lot of fan made LG Nexus 2015 renders floating around out there, including one member on reddit who released a gallery including a comparison to the original Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6:
Steve does have a fairly good track record, which was again given more credibility after the overnight announcement of the Galaxy Note 5 which he supplied a number of leaks for.
It comes down to pure fancy at this stage, until the new range of Nexus phones is announced most likely in October.