Rumors about a possible Nexus 5 reboot first began appearing online back in February. At the time, however, it was nothing more than speculation, with no real credible sources coming forward to confirm the handset. But since then we’ve heard from numerous sources close to the project, all of whom say the 2015 Nexus 5 is real, and that it will be released by the end of the year.
While Google has yet to release any promotional information regarding the new Nexus 5, a concept video featuring the highly anticipated handset recently appeared online. Again, this isn’t an official video by any means, but rather it reveals what the new N5 may look like.
The video, produced and published by YouTube user DBS Videography, reveals a sleek and sophisticated smartphone with several concept “render” images. It’s certainly a well-made video, resembling what could be the new Nexus 5.
You can click the play button to watch the Nexus 5 concept video. The three-and-a-half-minute video begins with an introduction title saying “2015 Nexus 5,” followed by concept video footage as well as several images.
What the concept video doesn’t reveal, however, is the nuances between the two different versions of the Nexus 5. Sources claim that Google will release not one but two different N5 handsets, one that’s being manufactured by Huawei, and another that’s made by LG.
The Huawei version will reportedly sport a 5.7-inch Quad-HD display at 2560 x 1440 resolution, along with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 process, 3-4GB or random access memory (RAM), a massive 3,500 mAh battery, and it will run Google’s Android M operating system. Assuming these specs are accurate, that would make it one of the fastest and most powerful smartphones on the market — if not THE best.
On the other side of the fence is LG’s version of the Nexus 5. Codenamed “Angler” for reasons unknown, it will reportedly feature the same octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, along with 3-4GB of RAM, and a smaller 2,7000 mAh battery. The main difference between and Huawei’s version, however, is the size. While the Huawei Nexus 5 has a 5.7-inch display, the LG version is expected to have a 5.2-inch display, which is just a just slightly larger than the original Nexus 5.
There’s still a lot we don’t know about the upcoming Nexus 5, such as its price for instance. Google dropped the ball with the Nexus 6, pricing it at $649/$699. This was a substantial increase from the original Nexus 5, which sold for just $349/$399. Hopefully, Google will price the new Nexus 5 in a similar manner as the original N5, allowing consumers to purchase it at a decent price without signing a 2-year agreement with their cell carrier. That’s something else we don’t know: which cell carriers will support the new Nexus 5? It’s unlikely that Google will restrict users to a single carrier, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that the Nexus 5 will be available for all of the major US carriers.
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