The LG Nexus 5 2015 edition will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and pack a 5.2-inch screen and protruding camera, renders obtained by uSwitch reveal.
Sourced on our behalf by @OnLeaks, AKA Steve Hemmerstoffer of Nowwhereelse.fr, the renders are based on detailed factory schematics provided to accessory-makers. They’re then used as the blueprint to ensure third-party accessories are compatible with as-yet-unreleased handsets.
The renders confirm that LG, which experimented with including buttons on the back of its G3 and G4, will take this approach a stage further for the Nexus 5 with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that sits square beneath the protruding camera.
Around the front, it looks like they’ll be dual-stereo speakers for a nice, full sound.
The images also add heft to claims that the screen will come in 5.2-inches, up from 4.95-inches last time around, and effectively rubber-stamp reports that the phone will be 146.9mm high, 72.9mm wide and is 8mm thick. However, if you include the protruding camera in the latter measure, it’s 9.8mm at its thickest point.
And rounding off the ‘reveals’, the shape of the USB aperture suggests the phone will feature a USB Type-C port.
What we don’t know yet is what the phone is made of. For what it’s worth, though, our leaker has posited it’ll likely feature a metal frame a plastic back. But that’s far from certain.
It could just as well be a entirely metal construction. We'll have to wait and see until October/November, when the phone is tipped to debut.
The Nexus 5 is expected to be accompanied by the next-generation Huawei Nexus 6, which is purported to feature 5.7-inch screen.