It’s Nexus season, so make sure you have that large grain of salt handy. GizChina is claiming to have leaked details on the rumoured LG Nexus 5 and Huawei Nexus phones. There’s no details on where the specs come from, and probably never will be, but we can take a look at what they have to say.
Firstly, the LG built Nexus 5 will come with a 5.2″ FullHD (1080P) P-OLED display – a screen type LG is very familiar with, having led development in P-OLED technology. Under the hood, powering the screen will be a yet-to-be-released Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 (MSM8976), with ‘up to’ 4GB of LPDDR3 (1866MHz) RAM and 64GB of storage. The phone will also feature great wireless connectivity with 802.11AC Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth 4.1.
Power wise, the phone will come with a massive 3180mAh non-removable battery that should last a long time with that minimal FullHD resolution display. The phone will support multi-mode wireless charging offering both Qi and PMA certified options, and USB-C connection with QuickCharge 2.0.
The camera on the LG Nexus 5 will be nothing to sniff at, with a 13MP Sony IMX278 RGBW sensor behind a 6-lens f/1.8 aperture lens and will feature Laser Auto-focus, Optical Image Stabilisation and a dual LED flash. For selfie fans, a 4MP camera on the front will take care of your needs with an OV4682 RGB-IR sensor and Iris Detection
Body wise, the phone will come with an aluminium frame, but will retain that matte plastic back cover we’ve all come to know and love from the original Nexus 5 – and to top this dreamy sounding phone off – a US$300-400 price tag.
While that’s a fairly comprehensive look at the LG Nexus 5 – the quick look offered at the Huawei Nexus is fairly minimal. The Huawei Nexus is rumoured to include a 5.7″ QHD (2560×1440) resolution AMOLED display and 21MP Sony IMX230 camera sensor. The Huawei Nexus – already rumoured to be based on the Mate M8 – will be an aluminium unibody design which will make the inclusion of WiPower wireless charging, recently introduced by Qualcomm a well received feature.
Previous specs on the Huawei Nexus revealed by noted leaker Evan Blass, confirms the 5.7″ QHD display and metal unibody, but also adds the use of a Snapdragon 820 SoC as well as a fingerprint reader.
All up, if these specs are real, it sounds like the Huawei Nexus could be the premium end of the line, with a matching price tag, while the LG Nexus 5 will be aimed at the more budget conscious Nexus fan while still offering all the great features of a Nexus. Remember anyone can spout a list of specs, but it’s nice to dream.
It’s still a while before we see an announcement of a 2015 Nexus device, or devices if these specs are correct, with Google announcing the yearly Nexus phone in October, before releasing them for sale in November.