Nexus lovers are in for a definitive treat. Unlike old days, when Google roped in a single OEM for its nexus smartphones, the Alphabet-subsidiary (feels so good to say that !) has simultaneously roped in not one, but two OEMs this time, to manufacture the next iteration of devices along its Nexus series.
The news came via a leak from the usually dependable Nowhereelse‘s twitter account — @Onleaks. According to the leakster, who is pretty reliable when it comes to smartphone gossip, Huawei and LG have been chosen to take the Nexus series forward.
According to @Onleaks, Huawei will be working on a Nexus 6 phablet replacement. LG on the other hand will develop the successor to the smartphone series.
The devices may be quite different from what the Nexus series has presented up until now. Lets take a look at what we have pieced together so far.
The smartphone LG will be working on is likely to come with a 5.2-inch display, which we should mention is larger than the 4.95-inch Nexus 5 display. The device will also feature two front-facing speakers, a brand new USB type-C connector and a protruding rear camera like the iPhone 6. There is also a fingerprint sensor that baffles us by its very placement — which is on the rear of the device.
LG has already collaborated with Google to work on the Nexus series in the past, so we obviously have great expectations from this device.
Moving on to the newest member of the Nexus-manufacturing party, Huawei is working on a device that is likely to succeed last year’s Nexus 6. However, the size has been considerably changed and the device will have a 5.7-inch display as compared to Nexus 6’s 6-inch display. The device will again be more streamlined at 78.3mm as compared to Nexus 6’s 83mm.
The front facing speakers and the confusingly placed fingerprint sensor will grace Huawei’s Nexus phablet as well. The device is also likely to feature a full metal body and according to some, may ship with a Snapdragon 820 chip and a 2,560 x 1,440 display.
While we have had no word on the pricing or the availability dates as of now, it will be interesting to see how LG incorporates all the new technologies that have been discovered ever since it last manufactured a Nexus series device. Moreover, like every other OEM, the personal touches Huawei may lend to the phablet it’s working on has us just as intrigued.