Google’s Nexus program has always been about showcasing the very best of Android as the operating system, and with each new year there has typically been one new Nexus smartphone. 2013’s Nexus 5 was one of the most popular devices in the Nexus lineup to date, so naturally people were surprised and probably a little bit delighted to learn that Google may be launching two Nexus smartphones this year with one of them being a 2015 reboot of the Nexus 5 similar to what Google did with the Nexus 7 tablet two years in a row. Up until now there hasn’t been anything to detail what users can really expect as far as hardware goes for the rumored new phone, but a recent leak may change that as an image has just popped up which allegedly mentions a few hardware specs coming with the device.
The phone itself is expected to launch sometime this Fall alongside a Nexus smartphone from Chinese brand Huawei, both of which have already supposedly been shown off in various image leaks. When it comes to the hardware specifications, the image here posted originally on Chinese site Weibo claims the phone will come packing 3GB of LPDD3 RAM, and that it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, the same processor found in LG’s flagship LG G4 this year. It also lists the Nexus 5 2015 will come sporting Sony’s 13MP IMX278 sensor for the rear-facing camera.
Display wise, the leaked specs listed shows that the phone this year will come with a 5.2-inch display sporting a 2K resolution as well as LG’s OIS technology found inside of the LG G4 which users should know by now is the laser auto-focus functionality LG implemented to make photos focus faster and more accurately than in previous model smartphones they’ve produced. There’s no way of knowing if these leaked specs are legitimate, and if they are it’s also possible they may be different in a final product as the source claims these are specs listed from the July, stating these are July sample portion specs. If the 2015 Nexus 5 does launch with this set of hardware, it’s likely consumers wouldn’t be too unhappy with the setup.