2015 Nexus Release: 2 New Phones Rumored for Fall

August 13, 2015 •


(Photo via Nowhere Else)

According to an unofficial, but reliable, source, Google has two new Nexus phones in the works for Fall 2015. The release dates for these phones haven’t been made public, but you’ll probably begin seeing them this fall. Here’s what to expect.

A Rumor from a Reliable Source

As of writing, Google has neither confirmed nor denied the rumors about the two new Nexus devices making waves throughout the Android community. The initial report of new Nexus devices came from Nowwhere Else, a French-run tech site, under the hashtag #OnLeaks from their Twitter Account. Nowwhere Else, who’s broken stories in the past, has a reputation for being a reliable source.

Two New Nexus Devices

According to Nowwhere Else’s report, two new Nexus devices are under development. One is a smartphone that LG’s developing and the other is a phablet that the Chinese company Huawei is making.

LG’s smartphone reportedly features a 5.2-inch screen, which is slightly bigger than the Nexus 5’s 4.95-inch screen. The new model is slightly longer than the Nexus 5, because it has two front-facing speakers. It’s a little thinner, although its rear-facing camera protrudes slightly, like the iPhone 6’s.

Huawei’s phablet will be slightly larger than LG’s, with a 5.7-inch screen. This will be a slight downsize from the Nexus 6’s large 6-inch screen. This model will also be slightly narrower than its predecessor, measuring 78.3 millimeters thick instead of 83 millimeters. With these dimensions and a metal body, Huawei’s Nexus device will probably feel much like an iPhone 6 Plus.

Probably a Fall Release

There aren’t any reports on when these two devices will be released, but the date will likely be sometime in September or October. Historically, the past two Nexus releases were in October. The Nexus 5 was released on October 31, 2013, and the Nexus 6 debuted on October 15, 2014. A 2015 fall release will, of course, boost holiday sales.

Finally, and perhaps most significantly, a September or October release will coincide with the expected release of Android M. Google loves showcasing Android updates on new Nexus devices, and Nexus owners appreciate having the latest update. The devices will almost surely have Android M pre-installed.