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LG Nexus 2015 specs leak, give us a fuller picture

We’ve seen pictures of the LG Nexus 2015, but we had few (if any) more valid information to go on. Even looking at photos, you can’t tell the camera megapixel (MP) count, the display size, etc. You can get a relative idea of display size (that the LG Nexus 2015 has a smaller display than the Note 5, for example), but there’s still so little information known until some document, spec sheet, or confirmations arise.

Such is the case with the LG Nexus 2015. Now that a prototype handset is available (which signals that the phone is headed to market), a new spec sheet of the prototype device shows that the LG Nexus 2015 will have a 2K, or Quad HD display, house a hexa-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM, a 13MP back camera with Sony’s IMX278 camera sensor, and will feature OIS, acronymic for “optical image stabilization.” The display size will be 5.2 inches diagonally, according to the leaked spec sheet.

This is the follow up to LG’s 2013 Nexus that the Korean manufacturer designed with search engine giant Google, and the 5.2-inch display is only slightly wider than the LG Nexus 2013 (which had a 4.95-inch display). The Snapdragon 808 is a hexa-core processor, meaning that it won’t provide the power of, say, Samsung’s homegrown Exynos 7420 processor (which is an octa-core). At the same time, however, it’s been said that it’s proven excellent for LG’s G4 flagship, since it doesn’t have the overheating problems of the octa-core, Snapdragon 810 processor. 3GB of DDR3 RAM points to a phone with somewhat dated specs. After all, Samsung’s 4GB of DDR4 RAM in the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 are the new industry standards. 3GB of DDR3 RAM is still considered an “up-there” standard for RAM chips, but it isn’t the latest. For most consumers, though, 3GB of last year’s RAM should do the job.

As for the camera, 13MP with OIS is a good combination. Although LG’s gone to a 16MP in the G4, the 13MP was the company’s standard on the LG G3 flagship from last year (it too, had OIS).

Finally, the 2K display will look gorgeous on a 5-inch screen. The Quad HD screen in the LG Nexus 2015 will look fabulous for those who want a high-pixeled screen while getting a display size that’s pleasant for them. 5.2-inch displays are not everyone’s favorite cup of java, but there are a number of Nexus 6 users that will gladly trade in their 6-inch Nexus 6 for a 5.2-inch Nexus 5.

These specs are all we have to go on, apart from some photos, but the specs sheet should fill in enough holes before the LG Nexus 2015 is announced this Fall. As is the case with the Huawei Nexus, the LG Nexus 2015 will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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