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Leaked LG Nexus 5 render suggests fingerprint scanner and USB-C

All eyes are on Google and LG in anticipation of the next Nexus phone.

Fortunately, a new leak offers clues as to what to expect from the long-rumoured LG Nexus 5.

A video showing off a purported render of the LG Nexus 5 has turned up courtesy of prolific leaker OnLeaks.

“The renders are based on detailed factory schematics provided to accessory-makers,” says comparison site uSwitch, which works in partnership with OnLeaks.

It continues: “They’re then used as the blueprint to ensure third-party accessories are compatible with as-yet-unreleased handsets.”

Check out the video below:


The most notable revelation in the video is the apparent inclusion of a fingerprint sensor.

The scanner looks to be positioned on the rear of the device, just below a protruding camera.

Other noteworthy design points include dual-stereo speakers on the front, a claimed 5.2-inch screen, and a USB-C port.

All those features have been rumoured previously, so this new video gels with early leaks regarding the mooted handset.

Neither Google nor LG has released any official details about a new Nexus handset, so take this leak with a pinch of salt.

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It’s also worth noting that a second Nexus handset is also tipped to be in the works for 2015.

Apparently, it’s set to be built by Huawei, and will land as a phablet-sized successor to last year’s Nexus 6.

That device is also rumoured to feature both a USB-C port and fingerprint scanner.

Google typically announces its Nexus handsets in autumn, so we should find out the truth very soon.

What would you like to see from this year’s Nexus device(s)? Let us know in the comments.

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