A new rumour is claiming that two new Nexus smartphones will be released this year. One will be a phablet made by Huawei and the other will be smartphone made by LG.
Previous reports conflicted on which manufacturer would be behind the next nexus smartphone. Some said that China-based Huawei would be building the next Nexus, while others said that it would be LG, since the South Korean smartphone maker was behind previous Nexus smartphones. This new rumour from Android Police, however, claims that both will be working on this year’s Nexus smartphones. If true, this would be the first time Google launches two Nexus devices instead of the usual one.
According to the report, the Nexus phablet made by Huawei will sport a 5.7-inch screen, suggesting that the device will be the follow-up to the Nexus 6 made by Motorola. It is also said to sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor and a 3,500 mAh battery. Rumour has it that is has been code named “Bullhead.”
LG’s Nexus smartphone is said to be code named “Angler.” It is said to sport a 5.2-inch screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, and a 2,700 mAh battery.
As for the next Nexus tablet, the report says that Google will be sticking to 2014’s Nexus 9 made by HTC.
The two upcoming Nexus smartphones are expected to hit stores in October, which is the month of the year Google traditionally launches new Nexus devices. Pricing is yet to be determined.
Of course, since this information is anything but official, take it with a pinch of salt.
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