New news on the next Nexuses everybody. @OnLeaks has just shared a bunch of details about the anticipated Nexus handsets from LG and Huawei.
Starting with the Huawei model, this appears to be the next super-sized handset in the Nexus line-up, with a 5.7-inch display and measurements coming in at 159.4 x 87.3 x 6.6/8.5mm. The smartphone will apparently feature a metal body, front facing speakers, a fingerprint scanner on the back in typical Huawei fashion and a USB Type-C port.
— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) August 12, 2015
The rumored LG Nexus is a more moderate size at 5.2-inches, which matches up with previous rumors about a Nexus 5 successor. The LG Nexus is also likely to feature a metal body, along with front facing speakers, a fingerprint scanner on the back and a USB Type-C port. The phone will measure 146.9 x 72.9 x 8/9.8mm. The shared hardware extras between the Huawei and LG handsets is intriguing, but Google is likely keen to showcase the latest Android M features too, which includes native support for fingerprint authentication.
However, all of these extra features raise the question of price once again. The Motorola Nexus 6 was quite a bit more expensive than its predecessors, which didn’t go down too well with some potential customers, and these two Nexus devices sound like they could end up in a similar price bracket.
Previous rumors also point to a QHD display and Snapdragon 810 or 820 chipset for the Huawei handset, rather than the company’s own Kirin chipset. The LG version is rumored to come with a Snapdragon 808, like the G4, and a reasonable 2,700mAh battery.
What do you think about packing these high-end features in a Nexus phone? Are you concerned about the potential price tags?