Android fans have a feast of riches when it comes to new smartphones this fall, including the Galaxy Note 5 and the Moto X Pure Edition. However, nothing gets Android fans quite as excited as the prospect of a proper sequel to the Nexus 5, the LG-manufactured device that is one of the most beloved Android phones ever made. After two years of waiting, it looks like Android fans will finally get their first look at Google’s Nexus 5 successor later this month.
CNET is reporting that Google will unveil its two new Nexus phones at a special event on September 29th. The new devices will be a smaller Nexus 5-type device that’s manufactured by LG and a larger Nexus 6-type phablet manufactured by Huawei.
The most recent leaks about the 2015 Nexus 5 indicate the device will feature a 5.2-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and Andreno 418 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage, a 12.3-megapixel rear-facing camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a USB Type-C connector (either USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 connectivity), 2,700 mAh battery and Android 6.0.
Google typically launches new Nexus devices alongside new versions of Android, which means we should expect to see Android 6.0 Marshmallow released either on September 29th or shortly after. Pricing information for the new Nexus devices hasn’t been revealed yet, although we expect them to cost less than flagship phones from the likes of Samsung, LG and HTC as they will likely lack those devices’ cutting-edge hardware specs.