Google has yet to mention anything official about its next-generation Nexus devices. However, there has already been several reports that the tech giant will partner with LG and Huawei to launch new Nexus handsets along with the Android M software later this year. The larger device is said to be manufactured by Huawei and the smaller one rumored to be made by LG.
On Friday, a fresh rumor has rippled tech observers' proverbial waters as it offers an early glimpse on the alleged 2015 version of the LG Nexus 5. Leaked photos portray the unannounced LG handset in its full glory alongside a 30-second video showcasing the device.
This fresh information is courtesy of uSwitch in partnership with serial leakster Steve Hemmerstoffer, also known as "@OnLeaks." According to uSwitch, the pictures and video are renders of the upcoming Google co-branded handset based on "detailed factory schematics provided to accessory-makers."
Using those factory schematics, the site was able to produce 3D renders of the next-gen LG Nexus 5. They show the rear and front portions of the handset with all of the features, precisely where they are located based on the acquired schematics.
Upon inspecting the photos, it appears that the model will support a USB Type-C connection. This shouldn't be a surprise as Google has already mentioned that it will support the new USB standard in its upcoming Android M mobile OS.
At the back of the device, there is a fingerprint scanner with a metal ring surrounding it. At 8.1 mm, the new LG Nexus 5 is relatively bulky in today's standards. Its thickness even goes up to 9mm to the area where the main camera protrudes.
We've seen this setup before on the HTC One max but it's possible that LG is planning to equip the scanner with a more advanced and sensitive optical reader than older fingerprint scanners.
The pictures indicate that the model has dual front-facing speakers and a 5.2-inch screen, larger than the previous Nexus 5's 4.95-inch display.
The source of this leak has noted that the schematics they obtained did not reveal anything about the build materials used for the construction of the LG G5 2015 edition. However, it said that the device may come with a metal frame that will play host to a plastic back.
Historically, Google unveils its Nexus models handsets during the fall season so we wouldn't have to wait for long to see the LG Nexus 5 2015 edition. But for those who want to have an idea on what to expect, they may check out the full leaked video here.