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.

Source: GizmoChina.
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Will huawei support multi-mode wireless charging offering both Qi and PMA certified options, and USB-C connection with QuickCharge 2.0?


The snapdragon 620 doesn’t support USB 3.0 D:
Though, it does support QuickCharge 2.0


One plus has shown that you can use the USB -C connector with the USB 2.1 standard. Perhaps its a half step?


Yeah, hopefully they’ll use the reversible Type-C plug with the lower transfer speeds. Personally though, I want to try out the SD820 so badly, so i’ll get the bigger Nexus. Hopefully the SD820 supports 3.1!


For the LG Nexus, all that will be needed will be Android M, a very good low-light camera with fast focus, all-day battery life and $449 price tag (for 32GB/3GB RAM) and it will sell well in the Q4 market.


The rumoured N5 specs sound like a dream apart from the lack of a fingerprint sensor. If it doesn’t have one of these it’ll be DOA. I’ll be very surprised if it doesn’t.


Rear power button with integrated fingerprint reader! Again apply salt as required


Why? They have no purpose.

If you want your phone unlocked easily, well a smartwatch is a much better bet – it will alert you if you leave the phone behind.

And if you want security, fingerprint sensors are to be avoided at all costs. They are horrifically insecure, worse than a passcode even.

Fingerprint sensors are 1990s tech; that should have stayed there.


1990s fingerprint readers are 1990s tech. I’m pretty confident they’ve come a long way in the last 25 years!


Them LG bezels better be super small and the camera needs to be lightning quick to launch, focus and capture sharp, accurate images and video. The rest sounds good.


So the LG Nexus will be a mid-ranger, and the Huawei will be the high-end?

Interesting if true; it means Google will be going after multiple price classes simultaneously. I kind of wish both phones were in the 5-5.3-inch range though; high-end doesn’t have to mean a two-handed phone. It’s what held me back from the Nexus 6 too. :/



Přemysl Vaculík

Bluetooth 4.2 is not supported by Snapdragon 620
LPDDR3-1866 is not supported by Snapdragon 620
MSM8976 is not Qualcomm Snapdragon 620

OV4682 RGB-IR is almost used in large devices, tablets, notebooks etc.
MediaTek MT3188 (wireless charging receiver) and QuickCharge 2.0 from Qualcomm? Are you kidding me?
Marvell Avastar 88W8897 is not for smartphones


Most websites that I have read that refer to MSM8976, including PhoneArena, say there is a very high likelihood that the MSM8976 is the Snapdragon 620.


“so make sure you have that large grain of salt handy”


While I agree that a list of random part number doesn’t constitute solid evidence, as per the salt comments, I wanted to know why the Marvell Avastar 88W8897 modem isn’t for smart phones?
Marvell markted it as a Wifi ac with MiMo, NFC and Bluetooth 4.2 (so perhaps this is controlling the BT4.2 if any of this is even remotely true) for “super phones”.
You seem to be knowledgeable so I’m interested as to why you think its not for phones?


Hmm, is it really worth LGs while to go with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 rather than something in the 800 line? The price per chip is so low, it seems a false economy when the rest of it is so on-the-nose.


I’ve used devices with Snapdragon 400 series chips, I could see that a well optimised device running on the 600 series chips could still be a great experience. As always the devil is in the day to day use. But if everything in this rumor is true (or close to true) I’d still get it with a 620 chip.


Sounds too good to be true.


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