Update, 9:10AM EST: Four more images originating from China have surfaced today allegedly showing a Huawei Nexus unit disguised inside a protective plastic cover – the boot screen shown in one of the images reveals (or rather confirms) some of the key specs of the Huawei-made Nexus: Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.
One of the images shows the USB Type C port of the device:
Original post, 6:16AM EST: The upcoming Huawei Nexus has already leaked rather extensively in a series of videos and renders, but now we have our first hands-on pictures of the smartphone, apparently posted by someone working within the organization.
The images match up very closely with the handset render posted online last week, which was created using leaked schematic information for third party case accessories. Just as with the previous leaks, we can again spot the rear mounted fingerprint scanner, which is also rumored for the upcoming LG Nexus. Huawei has used a similar fingerprint scanner placement in its Mate 7 and Ascend 7 smartphones.
The camera module and LED flash are housed in the black bar at the top of the smartphone, while the front design of the Huawei handset hints at a possible dual-speaker setup, which has also been rumored in the past.
Other rumored hardware specifications for the Huawei Nexus suggest that the phone could come with a QHD (2560×1440) resolution 5.7-inch display and a high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 or 820 processor. Probably the former if the handset is to appear this year.
The phone is also expected to arrive with a USB Type-C port, which we can’t see in the pictures, along with a metallic build of some sort, which we can just about make out running along the edge of the phone in the images above. We will have to see how all of these features end up affecting the handset’s retail price.
Google Nexus 2015 rumor roundup (updated on August 19)
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