For diehard Android fans who feel like their Nexus devices are starting to get old -- here is some good news for you. It appears that Google is joining forces with not one but two Android original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in producing its next Nexus offerings. LG is working on a smaller device akin to the Nexus 5 (also by LG) released a couple of years ago, while Huawei is collaborating with Google in manufacturing a new replacement for the current Nexus 6 phablet (by Motorola).
This delightful piece of news was first posted by Nowhereelse’s @OnLeaks Twitter account. Those familiar with Nowhereelse may have noticed that it has been very accurate in breaking out leaks regarding smartphones and other mobile devices for several years now.
Now on to the meat of the story. LG has now found itself busy working on a new Nexus device after skipping one whole year. Its latest Google collaboration is equipped with a 5.2 inch display screen, which is just a bit larger than the 4.95 inch display screen sported by the Nexus 5. The device also comes with a couple of front facing speakers, a sensor for fingerprints (intriguingly located on the rear side of the handset), and a new USB type C connector.
As far as dimensions go, LG’s Nexus device is a bit unexpected, to say the least. It comes with a height of 146.9 millimeters, which makes the handset longer compared to the 2013 Nexus 5. The extra height may have been needed to house the dual front facing speakers. Also, its slimness will no doubt be affected by the protruding camera on the rear side, similar to how the camera on Apple's iPhone 6 is built.
As for Huawei’s Nexus involvement, this marks the first time that the Chinese phone maker is partnering with Google in producing a Nexus device. At 5.7 inches, Huawei’s Nexus contribution should be the natural follow up of sorts of the Nexus 6, which was released a year ago. At 6 inches, the Nexus 6 was pretty generous in terms of display screen size, but some mobile users may have found the phablet too big to be comfortable. Huawei’s 5.7 inch Nexus device should take care of those concerns.
Also, Huawei’s Nexus is a tad narrower at 78.33 millimeters (the Nexus 6 was 83 millimeters thick), which should make it close to the iPhone 6 Plus’ thinness. Moreover, Huawei’s Nexus will be fitted with a metal body (similar to the iPhone 6 Plus).
No release date or pricing information has been leaked or officially published yet for the LG and the Huawei Nexus devices.
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