The Nexus 5 (2015), or Nexus 5 (second generation), is a rumored smartphone expected to arrive in October 2015. Each year, Google partners with a manufacturer to produce a new Nexus phone. We now know that LG will build a 2015 Nexus while other rumors continue to point to a second, Huawei-built Nexus. Read below for everything you need to know about the 2015 Nexus.
A source close to the development of the 2015 Nexus has informed AndroidPIT that LG will be making what we've been calling the Nexus 5 (2015). We don't know if this name will stick, but we do know that the device will not be based on the LG G4, previously the most obvious choice for a blueprint. For more details, check out our exclusive LG Nexus 5 (2015) story.
Previously, Android Police added weight to reports that two Nexus smartphones will be released in 2015, with new details on the LG device, codenamed Angler, and the Huawei Nexus, codenamed Bullhead.
Nexus 5 (2015) specs
The smaller of the two Nexuses will be the LG Angler, a 5.2-inch device with a Snapdragon 808 processor and 2,700 mAh battery. With LG developing the original (and beloved) Nexus 5, this seems like it could be the upgrade that many fans wished the Nexus 6 had been.
The Huawei Bullhead will arrive with a 5.7-inch screen, 3,500 mAh battery and a Snapdragon 810 processor, presenting a Nexus 6-style device for fans of larger displays.
As for the codenames, these are in keeping with the Nexus-lines aquatic theme: the Nexus 6 was codenamed Shamu and the original Nexus 5 was Hammerhead.
Nexus 5 (2015) release date
It is still early days yet, and details could change between now and the expected release in October, but we'll keep you posted on everything we hear. With persistent claims that the Android M release will appear in final form in August, we might even see an accelerated launch for at least one of the new Nexuses.
Nexus 5 (2015) price
We don't have any word on a Nexus 5 (2015) price yet, but if we have two Nexuses, a large one and a small one, there needs to be something more than size to distinguish them.
So we'd expect the Huawei device to be more expensive and with better specs, and the smaller Nexus to be cheaper with less powerful specs. The information uncovered above certainly seems to support this theory.
While it seems impossible that Google would so blatantly reveal an unreleased device in a publicity video (remember how obscure the Nexus 5 was in the last video leak from Google - just go to 0:38), it is odd that Google would not just use the Nexus 6 - the only Android device to currently work with Project Fi - to demonstrate the project.
Which Nexus are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below.