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New images show LG Nexus 5 2015 with fingerprint scanner

New images show LG Nexus 5 2015 with fingerprint scanner
New images show LG Nexus 5 2015 with fingerprint scanner
The rumor mill is in full force about the next Nexus 5. Will this be a 5.2-inch smartphone with a rear fingerprint scanner?

Freshly leaked render images and videos on YouTube claim to be the upcoming LG Nexus 5. The material was published by @uSwitchUK and @OnLeaks based on design data from accessory manufacturers.

The renders show a 5.2-inch display and 146.9 x 72.9 x 9.8 mm dimensions. What's striking is the large rear camera that protrudes quite noticeably of up to 1.8 mm. Adjacent to the seemingly large lens is a what appears to be a fingerprint scanner.

Exactly what the chassis will be made of remains a mystery as the leak does not go into details. The images do show a USB Type-C port for cables to be plugged in at any orientation. Whether this is USB 3.0 or 3.1, however, is unknown. Of course, rumors and renders should always be taken with a grain of salt.

Google has been mum on what the next Nexus will be. The last major Nexus device was last year's Nexus 6 released in November 2014. It was officially unveiled just a month prior, so there is a chance that Google will show something new later this year for a launch before the Christmas holiday.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-08-16 (Update: 2015-08-16)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.