Huawei Nexus
Huawei is making a Nexus. At this time of year, that’s a pretty strong rumour that’s been circulating. The reasons make sense: namely that Google wants an ‘in’ with China, and Huawei wants to expand in western markets. There’s been rumours circulating about specs for a while, but when our favourite leaker throws his 2-cents worth in, we tend to listen.

Evan Blass has tweeted out some specs from his famed @evleaks account, and it’s mostly in-line with what we’ve currently heard.
https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/621209532610560000
A 5.7″ QuadHD resolution (2560×1440) display, with a metal body – something we’ve heard rumoured for the Huawei Mate 8 that’s coming soon – and a smoking fast Snapdragon 820 SoC to power the unit and of course, with Android M introducing a new API for it: a fingerprint sensor.

The specs are shaping up pretty well, but will this be the year that Google brings some choice to the Nexus range and releases two phones? That’s the question we’ll need to wait till around October (Q4) for the announcement to see.

Huawei Nexus? LG Nexus? Let’s just get a new Nexus!

Source: @evleaks.
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    freakapotamus
    freakapotamus
    4 years ago

    5.7″ is too big. It’s a Nexus 5 is should be closer to 5″ not 6″. Anything over 5.2′ and I don’t think I will be getting it. I am still using my original Nexus 5 and have been waiting for a new Nexus in a good size

    jdt1986
    jdt1986
    Reply to  freakapotamus
    4 years ago

    Totally agree with you. No bigger than 5.2″ please, Google/LG/Huawei/whoever!

    whispy_snippet
    whispy_snippet
    4 years ago

    Just gimme stock Android, a SD820 SoC, a five inch display, a great camera, a 3000mah battery and a great finger print sensor. Don’t care what it costs. I’ll pay anything.

    Leon
    Leon
    4 years ago

    This could be great !

    TT
    TT
    4 years ago

    which camera is better?

    jdt1986
    jdt1986
    4 years ago

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… As long as at least one of the upcoming Nexus phones is under $500 AUD, Google/LG/Huawei/whoever can take my money.

    Benjamin Dobell
    Benjamin Dobell
    Reply to  jdt1986
    4 years ago

    Unfortunately, it’s doubtful, the Australian dollar has plummeted since 2013 when the Nexus 5 was released.

    jdt1986
    jdt1986
    Reply to  Benjamin Dobell
    4 years ago

    I sincerely hope you’re wrong. The Australian dollar might have suffered recently, but $400+ is still a hefty amount of money to spend on what is a non-essential luxury…

    Knowing my luck, they will price the “cheaper option” at something like $499…

    Benjamin Dobell
    Benjamin Dobell
    Reply to  jdt1986
    4 years ago

    I hope I’m wrong too 😉

    vijay alapati
    vijay alapati
    4 years ago

    So with premium build there will be no wireless charging?

    Daniel Tyson
    Reply to  vijay alapati
    4 years ago

    Very possibly not.

    Level380
    Level380
    Reply to  vijay alapati
    4 years ago

    but usb c… so less hassle in plugging the device in.

    Daniel Tyson
    Reply to  Level380
    4 years ago

    lol, took me three goes yesterday to plug the USB-C cable into my Pixel 2 yesterday. I failed at a reversible plug.

    Level380
    Level380
    Reply to  Daniel Tyson
    4 years ago

    Truly a first world problem that you can’t plug your USB-C connector into your Pixel 2 the first time! Its like Saying the Merc is in the shop, do I take the BWM or Jag to the shops today!?

    Andrew
    Andrew
    4 years ago

    Premium build with Nexus software? Is this the dream phone?

    Strand
    Strand
    4 years ago

    Sounds bigger than I’d like. I have a G3 and its 5.5″ screen with small chin is about as large as I’m comfortable with.

    Dennis Bareis
    4 years ago

    The phone will be smaller than I’d like but I’m excited anyway 🙂

    Duncan_J
    Duncan_J
    4 years ago

    I’m still finding my 5.5″ device just a bit to big, so here’s hoping for a 5″nexus.

    However after having the G4s camera in not sure I could go back to mediocre imaging on my android device.

    karLcx
    karLcx
    4 years ago

    considering the prices i’ve seen for the huawei p8, this by no means will mean a return to the great value of the nexus 4 or 5… though that’d be good, wouldn’t it.

    Anon
    Anon
    4 years ago

    “Snapdragon 820” – welp, there go their sales.

    kungfutigerr
    kungfutigerr
    Reply to  Anon
    4 years ago

    What’s wrong with the 820?

    altechi
    altechi
    Reply to  Anon
    4 years ago

    Think your thinking about the 810 Ano. 820 hopefully won’t have the same issues (Using Samsung 14nm process, Custom core)