Google’s upcoming Nexus phones naturally attract a lot of leaks, we’ve apparently even seen the phone in the flesh, as well as render form. Today a photo allegedly taken with the front-facing camera from the rumoured LG built Nexus 5 2015 phone has surfaced on the Google+ profile of a Google Employee who apparently works in the ‘Quality Assurance’ division.
The screenshot of the photo, which was captured by Techtastic.nl has been blurred to protect the identity of the employee, but importantly shows the EXIF data from the picture. As you can see the EXIF data lists a 1944×2592 resolution indicating the phone will have a 5MP sensor on the front with an f/2.0 aperture. The EXIF data also shows the alleged location that the photo was taken in, putting the source squarely in the Googleplex in Mountain View California.
There’s always the possibility that the EXIF data has been faked, it’s pretty easy to do, but if true, the camera could be pretty decent with an f/2.0 aperture allowing for pretty decent low-light performance.
The LG built Nexus 5 2015 is rumoured to be launching with a 5.2″ screen, a spec that’s been backed up by a ‘leak’ of the specs resulting in a render being developed by leaker @onleaks. The rear of the phone will apparently feature a mid-centre fingerprint sensor to tie-in with the fingerprint sensor API being launched with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) announced at Google I/O. The rear fingerprint sensor has been backed up by what seems to be a live picture of the phone and numerous accessory leaks.
The rumoured dual-Nexus phone launch this year is shaping up to be pretty interesting, with the Huawei Nexus rumoured to be a higher end version, while the LG built Nexus could be aimed at a more ‘budget’ market. The pricing, as well as the overly large screen of the Nexus 6 was a major sticking point with some Nexus fans, so a budget Nexus with a smaller screen harkening back to the LG built Nexus 4 and 5 could be a boon for more budget and size conscious Nexus aficionados.
Nexus phones (and devices) have been announced in October and released in November for the last few years, and indications are that we’ll see the same announce/release cycle this year, meaning there’s just a couple of months left till we find out exactly what Google has to offer this year.