We’re all impatiently waiting to know what the Nexus duo this year will be all about. Thankfully hot devices are prone to gossip, in the form of alleged specs, to keep our anticipation at bay. Today, GizmoChina may have given us a clearer picture of both the LG and Huawei Nexus, depending on how much salt you like to take with your rumors.
LG Nexus 5 (2015)
The more one-handed-friendly LG Nexus 5 successor is said to have a slightly larger display, at 5.2″. It will sport a modest 1080P resolution (completely reasonable at this display size) and a P-OLED panel, which isn’t too far-fetched considering LG’s past use of the plastic-based screen technology. Powering it will be the Snapdragon 620, succeeding the current Snapdragon 615 with more powerful Cortex A72 cores.
Some may question the mid-range processor, but bear in mind that this Nexus will continue the budget tradition that was once lost. The price is targeted around the $300 price-point, like the original Nexus 5.
But wait, there’s more! The rear camera is said to use a Sony IMX278 sensor with f/1.8 aperture lens and laser autofocus. The fingerprint scanner will be integrated on the rear power button. There will also be front-facing stereo speakers, which is unlike LG. Google may have pushed front speakers to be standard after the Nexus 6.
Other juicy specs include: 4GB of RAM (DDR3), up to 64GB of internal storage, a 3,180 mAh battery, USB Type-C with QuickCharge 2.0, wireless charging, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.2.
If all these specs are true, at that $300 price-point, this will be the deal of the century.
We know that the Huawei Nexus will be the larger device. GizmoChina confirms the 5.7″ screen size. The display is said to use WQHD resolution (same as QHD, 2560 x 1440) and an AMOLED panel.
The rear camera will have Sony’s new IMX230 sensor, the same sensor debuting on Sony’s new smartphone lineup. There’s no word if Huawei is including the hybrid autofocus or 192-point phase detection autofocus that Sony touted with the sensor.
One neat feature will be Qualcomm’s Rezence/WiPower wireless charging. The Huawei Nexus is said to be of a metal unibody design, and we’ve known that metal phones haven’t been able to utilize wireless charging. WiPower is Qualcomm’s solution for this.
And of course, the Huawei Nexus is expected to include all the other goodies stated for the Nexus 5, such as USB Type-C and a fingerprint scanner. There’s no word on the pricing.
If these specs are accurate, are your expectations satisfied? Stay tuned to hear more as we get closer to the release!
If it does have a 620, I’m gonna be pissed. They had the 800 two years ago for probably the same price.
The 620 has 4 A72 cores. It will be a great CPU. It’s already scoring faster than SD810 and Exynos 7420 in early CPU benchmarks per an article I read earlier. It wont be as fast as the upcoming SD820, but its no slouch. What I dont know is the GPU. It may be lesser, but I game on my phone like…never so it would work great to me.
There is a bit of Info here: http://www.androidguys.com/2015/08/05/snapdragon-820-leaks-ahead-of-launch/ about the 820. In part I judge a Phone by it’s cash price three months after I see it sitting on the shelf.
A Windows 10 Phone with Skylake is likely to be ‘better’ in all respects except the Battery on the first ‘Phones’ will be a bit heavy (thus Phablets may come first), you can reflash it if you prefer a different OS (and no reason an x86 Architecture can’t run Droid).
The most power, coming RSN, is the ‘Smaug’, a Tegra X1-Based Chromebook; which could be reflashed.
Available first is likely to be Samsung’s Edge+ (with new 14ωm finfet), which is a modest bump and great power savings. You might want it not for the uP alone, but also for the great Camera it _might_ have.
If your Phone is only a couple of years old best to just hold on OR buy a Phone with features to complement your current (perfectly good) Phone.
Waiting as long as you can take it actually pays you a little (at the cost of living in antiquity).
Don’t assume a smaller number (e.g. 620) is going to be worse than a larger number (e.g. 800). This article explains how the 620 is better than the 810 (http://www.gsmarena.com/newscomm-11240.php).
If the LG Nexus specs are true then I’m really excited. It seems to have everything included. The QSD 620 chip is plenty fast. It’s got a more modest sized screen at 5.2″ (I’m not into carrying a dinner plate around with me like some of these phablet phones). The camera hardware seems awesome and one which could see the best camera in Nexus history. Front facing speakers is clearly the way to go. 4GB of RAM is overkill but ok. 3180mAh battery is sweet, hopefully combined with some next level battery optimisation and the 1080p resolution (I still believe anything more is just stupid). And then it has all the extras USB type C, NFC, Wireless Charging and quick charge which is just sweet, sweet sweet. And if it’s priced as per the Nexus 4 or 5 levels then this is seriously going to bat things out of the park. Spec wise it pisses all over the OnePlus Two. Although, this is only going on the rumour of Nexus. However, I really do hope it is true.
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