Google & Huawei working on Nexus smartphone with 5.7-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 820 SoC and more

Saturday, July 18, 2015

/ by Abhinaya
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For the first time, Google might be releasing two Android smartphones in its Nexus lineup. One of them will be manufactured by LG, and the another will be manufactured by the Chinese manufacturer Huawei. As per a The Information report, Huawei is all set to produce the device that is slated to be launched this fall.

The relationship between Huawei and Google will be beneficial to both, and it will extend beyond the co-development of the Huawei Nexus. Reportedly, Google will help Huawei in its future launches such as Huawei Watch in the western markets. Moreover, a Huawei made Nexus phone might help Huawei establish its credibility in the U.S. market where it was not able to create a strong reputation.

The report further states that Google will bring an Android app store to China in collaboration with Huawei. The Chinese market was quite restricted for Google due to the government restrictions. Since, Google Play store is not available in China, Android-users in the country get their apps from third-party stores. This might change if Google succeeds in building an Android app store specifically for Chinese market.

The reports of Huawei Nexus smartphone is further confirmed by perennial leakster Evan Blass (a.k.a @evleaks). Blass has spilled the beans and hinted at some of the key specifications of the Huawei Nexus.

According to Blass' information, the Huawei Nexus will reportedly feature a 5.7-inch Quad HD display and be powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor. Blass also adds that the Huawei Nexus smartphone will have a fingerprint scanner and made out of metal body. The same will also come with USB Type-C.

The device is said to ship in the fourth quarter of this year, which means that it will come pre-loaded with Android M. The same time frame could be expected for the launch of LG-made Nexus 5 (2015) as well. 

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