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Details on the next Nexuses leaked

@OnLeaks has just shared a bunch of details about the anticipated Nexus smartphones from LG and HUAWEI.

Published onAugust 12, 2015


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.

#Huawei‘s #NEXUS: Metal Body,roughly 159.4×78.3×6.6/8.5mm,likely 5.7″ Screen,Front Facing Speakers,Fingerprint Sensor on the Back,USB Type-C
— 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.

Google Nexus 2015 rumor roundup (updated on September 19)

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?

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