September 29th (well, 30th here in Australia) can’t come fast enough for Nexus fans, who are for the first time expecting to see a choice of phones for the first time. The larger Huawei built Nexus 6 is expected to be the more premium device with higher end specs, design and price tag to match, but it’s the LG built so-called Nexus 5 2015 (or Nexus 5x) which has been getting the lions share of attention of late and the phone has turned up again.
The leek comes from Italian site GLIStockisti.it who have been sent a slide of what appears to be the LG built Nexus 5 2015 in black with a ‘Project N3 The next Nexus’ label – though whether this is a Google slide or a carrier/retailer slide would tell us more about how important that ‘Project N3’ label is.
GLIStockisti has listed the specs provided which for the most part marry up with previous leaks. The spec list according to the site includes the 64-bit 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, as well as 32/64GB storage options – a plus for anyone sick of the 16GB size. The phone will support Cat 6 LTE apparently, a step down from the Cat 9 currently being introduced here in Australia by Optus and Telstra for the new range of flagships arriving on our shores.
Of course the rear camera is pretty distinctive, as is that fingerprint sensor on the rear. We’ve mainly seen the Nexus 5 leaks in white, so it’s good to see the black – or at least what’s claiming to be the black.
There are some clashes though, the site lists a 5.2” FullHD display where as we’ve seen QHD bandied about previously, and they are also listing 2GB of RAM as opposed to 3GB though they have added ‘TBC’ to that claim.
With just under 3 weeks to go till the rumoured launch, the rumours are starting to get hotter, faster and more focused, but we still don’t know for sure. We’ll see more as soon as Google is ready, but until then it is quite fun to speculate.