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.
Huawei Nexus sounds impressive so far: 5.7" QHD w/ metal body, SD820 SoC, fingerprint reader. Ships Q4.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 15, 2015
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!