Huawei’s upcoming Nexus smartphone will seemingly have handful ‘firsts’. It’s more than likely be the first Nexus to have a built in fingerprint sensor, it’ll be the first Nexus phone made by a Chinese company and — according to Android Police — it’ll be the first to feature 128GB of built-in storage…
Several of the site’s supposedly reliable sources have indicated that the Huawei-made Nexus will be available in 32, 64 and 128 Gigabyte variants, following the likes of Apple and Samsung in offering three different storage options. AP says we should expect a premium of $50-$100 for each jump in storage. It will be interesting to see if this means the next “Pure Google” flagship will eschew MicroSD support. Having three set internal capacities seems a clear indication that expandable storage isn’t on Google’s mind this year. But that’s purely speculation. While Apple’s iPhones have never had the option of expandable storage, Samsung controversially went against its tradition of building in a MicroSD card slot with the Galaxy S6 lineup earlier this year.
It has been rumored previously that the Huawei Nexus (purportedly named the Nexus 6P) will be an all-metal affair boasting a QHD resolution 5.7-inch display on the front, Snapdragon 810 chip inside and a fingerprint sensor on the back. It’ll be joined by a smaller Nexus made by LG (called Nexus 5X) which will be the cheaper of the two, made from plastic, similar in design to the 2013 LG Nexus 5. Sadly, it seems the LG Nexus may only come in two storage flavors: 16GB and 32GB.
Google sent out invitations to a September 29 event right at the end of last week, which means we only have a week or so to wait until we find out all these details officially. Of course, that means we’ll also find out how many of these pre-launch rumors and leaks are accurate, and how many aren’t. Most interesting, perhaps, is what the pricing will be. LG’s previous Nexus was great value for money. Recent rumors have suggested that this year’s could start at $400, similar to the Moto X Style/Pure. If so, it doesn’t seem likely that the Huawei Nexus will be anything less than a traditional flagship in both specs and cost.