Fresh Leak Reveals Metal Body, USB-C Connector And Fingerprint Sensor For LG And Huawei Nexus Smartphones

It’s no secret that Huawei is developing one of two new Nexus smartphones for Google. LG Electronics is the other OEM tapped with developing a second smartphone that will result in a one-two punch for Google’s debut of the Android L operating system.

Over the past few months, various details surrounding Huawei’s Nexus device have leaked, including word from Evan Blass that the device would feature a 5.7-inch QHD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. That latter spec is becoming a bit more suspect considering that Qualcomm today said it products featuring the SoC wouldn’t ship until the first half of 2016.

Huawei P8 Lite
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Another notorious leaker of details on unreleased mobile products, OnLeaks, is taking another stab at the the Huawei Nexus with some fresh specs. OnLeaks obviously isn’t parroting the rumor the the device will feature a Snapdragon 820 processor, but does repeat the common refrain that the device will feature a 5.7-inch display. Given that this will be a flagship Nexus device, it’s pretty safe to assume that the previously reported QHD (2560x1440) resolution is a given.

Other specs on tap for Huawei’s smartphone include front-facing speakers, a fingerprint sensor (which will most definitely be used with the new Android Pay API) that is mounted on the back of the device and a reversible USB-C connector. That latter feature is one of the highlights of the “flagship killer” OnePlus 2 smartphone.

As for the dimensions, the Huawei Nexus’ body will reportedly measure 159.4mm x 78.3mm x 6.6 mm at its thinnest point, 8.5mm at its thickest point. And speaking of the body, it will reportedly forgo the plastic construction of previous Nexus devices for a metal body.

As an added bonus, OnLeaks also revealed some details for LG’s Nexus device, which features a smaller, 5.2-inch display and mirrors the features of its Huawei counterpart including the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and USB-C connector. The LG Nexus, given its smaller display, also has smaller metal body measuring in at 146.9mm x 72.9mm x 8/9.8mm. Unfortunately, there are no details on the screen resolution for LG’s Nexus smartphone.

Needless to say, we’ll learn more about both smartphones when Google gets around to officially announcing the devices. If the launch of the Nexus 6 in 2014 is any indication, we should see announcements for the devices sometime in October.


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