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Huawei Nexus leak reveals QHD display, SD820, fingerprint scanner
A rumour that’s been widely accepted is that Google is working on two versions of its next Nexus smartphone; one made by LG and the other made by Chinese manufacturer Huawei. Perennial leaksters Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) is back again, this time bringing us what he claims is the specs list for the Huawei Nexus and if correct, this could be an impressive device.
Based on Blass’ information, the Huawei Nexus will reportedly feature a 5.7-inch Quad HD display with 2560×1440 pixel resolution, which equates to roughly 515 pixels per inch density and is slightly higher than the Nexus 6 thanks to the smaller display on this year’s Nexus.
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While the display is what you might expect, the processor looks to be the topic that’s most surprising; Blass claims that the Huawei Nexus will be powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor but Huawei has never used anything but its Kirin processors on its flagship smartphones. A switch to Qualcomm’s latest processor would represent a marked change over past devices but it may be one of the conditions of building Google’s next flagship.
Blass also adds that the Huawei Nexus will have a fingerprint sensor and given that its made by Huawei, it’s likely that we’ll see it located on the back of the handset under the camera, just like the Ascend Mate 7 and Huawei Honor 7. The former of these two has a very impressive fingerprint sensor – we can’t confirm about the Honor 7 as it has only just been announced – and we’d hope that the Huawei Nexus fingerprint sensor would be as impressive.
Other than this, there’s not a lot of other details about Huawei’s Nexus. The rumour that both LG and Huawei are making versions of the Nexus has persisted for a while now and past rumours have suggested that the Huawei version will be the flagship while LG’s Nexus will be available at a lower price.
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Google’s latest Android M OS should be launched to the market in October or November this year and the two Nexus devices are expected to be announced at the same time. In his tweet, Blass added that the Huawei Nexus will ship in Q4 which fits in with the expected launch cycle. As we approach the likely launch, expect more details about both devices to leak out and of course, we’ll bring you all the information as it happens. For more information on Android M, head on over to our Diving Into M section.