Google Nexus 5 2016
Sneak peek at Google Nexus 5 2016

If rumors are to be believed, tech giant HTC will produce Google Nexus 5 2016, the 2016 version of the Nexus 5 smartphone, dubbed Sailfish. Nexus fans have so many expectations from the upcoming smartphone, that’s why so many users are searching for hidden details and specifications of the upcoming Nexus device. If you’re one of them, you’ve arrived at the right post. Here, we’ve come up with this post, where we’ll discuss everything we know about the Nexus 5 2016 smartphone till now. Let’s get started:

What you need to know about Google Nexus 5 2016?


Few months back, a detailed specs leak came into news, which revealed comprehensive list of the specifications we can expect from upcoming Nexus 5 2016. Here’s what we can expect in the upcoming smartphone:

  • 5-inch 1080p display
  • Quad-core CPU
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32 GB of internal memory
  • 12 MP rear and 8 MP front camera
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • USB Type-C
  • 2,770 mAh battery

Apart from screen size, resolution and battery size, rest of the specs are identical to those rumoured for the Nexus 6 2016. This way of mirroring the specs seems somewhat identical to the way Apple does things with the iPhone.

Later on in June, further confirmation of the specs came through a build.prop file leaked by Evan Blass, who is quite famous in the Android universe for his accurate and abundant leaks.

The leaks suggested a Snapdragon 820 processor, along with the hints of a 5.2-inch 1080p screen with 420 ppi pixel density.

There are also multiple references to fingerprints and thumbprints, suggesting that the device will come with a scanner to unlock your device and carry out multiple actions!

Well, it will be interesting to see how many of the above mentioned specifications will be featured, when the device releases.


Thanks to some of the recent leaks posted online, we got to have a close look at the upcoming Nexus smartphone. Let’s have a brief look:

If you look at the images given below, you’ll notice a two-tone design from rear: a combination of aluminium body featuring a large glass pane and machined edges all the way around the phone. Apart from this, you can also see a headphone jack on top, the standard camera sensors on the front and rear, and a finger print sensor on the bottom of the rear glass panel.

As you can see from the images, Google Nexus 5 2016 is made of a more premium construction than last generation. Previous versions like 6P, and now Sailfish, have rather unconventional designs by the standards at the time. Huawei’s Nexus 6P had a strange looking glass panel housing the rear camera. Similar, design was opted for its following flagship, the Huawei P9.

But now HTC is building this year’s Nexus Smartphones. So we can expect some really amazing design concept ideas to be implemented in this year’s smartphones. Still, it will be interesting to see what the upcoming Nexus 5 device brings for you.


The original Nexus 5X smartphone features a Full-HD display. It is something of a sore point among fans of this series, because the original Nexus 5 arrived with the screen of same resolution, long way back in 2013.

Now talking about HTC, it has yet to go beyond Full-HD with its flagships. However, now it’s the time for a Nexus device to get the QHD treatment. So, we can expect that the latest Google Nexus 5 2016 model will make the leap.


At this time, it’s quite certain that the Nexus 5 2016 will launch with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. Perhaps! It will be the first Nexus device to come packed with the latest Android operating system.

Google Nexus 5 2016 price and release date

Price and release
We can expect the smartphone to launch by the end of the year alongside its new operating system, just the way it did last year with the Nexus 5X (Google launched the smartphone with Android 6.0 Marshmallow). Most probably, the Nexus 5 2016 will follow the same pattern once again.

Talking about the price, we can expect it to be around $350, just like its predecessors.

That’s all we know about upcoming Google Nexus 5 2016 till now. Stay tuned for more updates!

Important Note

HTC’s involvement in this project is just an early rumour. Nothing has been confirmed yet. We’ll let you know if we receive any update on the upcoming device.

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