Well-known leakster, Steve Hemmerstoffer has leaked further information regarding the upcoming purported Nexus devices. Using his OnLeaks account, he shared some detailed specifications an features of both the rumored smaller LG device and larger Huawei-made smartphone.
Information passed to Steve by his sources suggests that both phones will feature front-firing speakers, USB Type-C compatibility and a fingerprint sensor on the back. Although both are rumored to likely feature a metal chassis, the dimensions will be different. LG’s Nexus is purported to measure in at 9.8mm thick, 147mm tall and 73mm wide while the Huawei device is allegedly going to be 8.5mm thick and measure at around 12.5mm taller and 5mm wider than LG’s Pure Google phone.
If the leaked specifications are accurate, we could see a 5.7-inch phone made by Huawei launch alongside a smaller 5.2-inch LG phone:
There are of course a number of specifications we’re missing. There’s no specific mention of processors, RAM, storage or camera quality in any of today’s leaked feature lists. But the drip-feeding of information adds just a little more solidity to previous rumors of two new Nexii hitting the market this year.
In the past, other rumors have claimed that the Huawei Nexus will sport a Snapdragon 820 chip, although a contradicting report stated that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 won’t even be ready for market until 2016.
Google has allegedly chosen Huawei as a Nexus partner in order to help the company gain influence in China. Right now, Google’s Play Services, Play Store and much of its online presence is blocked in China. (That includes the 2-day old abc.xyz domain launched alongside the major Alphabet restructuring this week.) It’s a block which is even rumored to have hindered the Huawei Watch launch in the country.