Next-gen LG Nexus 5
An LG logo is seen during the International CTIA WIRELESS Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana, on 9 May 2012 Reuters

A few hardware details about the LG manufactured next-generation Nexus model have surfaced.

There have been reports suggesting this is the first time Google is bringing two Nexus handsets in a year; one from LG codenamed Bullhead (matching with the Hammerhead for Nexus 5) and Huawei's Angler. The reference to the Bullhead codename has even appeared in the Android Open Source Project.

While Huawei has just confirmed to IBTimes UK that it is working closely with Google on a new Nexus smartphone, a partnership that will improve its relationship with Google as well as boost its market in the West, information about the LG built model is scanty.

However, a new report coming from Chinese site iNews24, reveals a few hardware features of the smartphone.

According to the new report, a certain local part manufacturer has supplied LG Electronics with a 3D camera module to be used on LG's upcoming Nexus smartphone. Another key feature mentioned in the report is Android M, on which the Nexus flagship will run. This is the usual practice Google follows for each of its flagship devices.

While there are not many details, the report does mention that the 3D camera will incorporate two camera modules and an infrared sensor to provide 3D-based graphics and an intuitive UI. Besides, the device is expected to feature fingerprint authentication.

The phone will reportedly debut in October. The Nexus device is said to be a premium model, which could hint at the higher price of the device. Google usually sells its Nexus phones (including the Nexus 4, 5) at a lower price tag than rival smartphones, but the same was not true with the Nexus 6.

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