It looks even more likely that Chinese company Huawei will build a Nexus smartphone.
Gadget leaker Evan Blass offered some more specifics about the latest pure Google device:
Huawei Nexus sounds impressive so far: 5.7” QHD w/ metal body, SD820 SoC, fingerprint reader. Ships Q4.— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 15, 2015
We’ve already seen other rumors about a Huawei Nexus, so this latest leak could very be true. Blass is also rather reliable, so there’s a lot of reason to believe this could have merit.
If Google is going with a 5.7-inch device, that would put it at about the same screen size as the Galaxy Note series. While big, it’s not as unmanageable as the Nexus 6 can be. And just as the Nexus 6 was a step up in design quality, it looks again that with this device Google wants a premium phone that would appeal to buyers who want a nice piece of hardware.
The story behind the story: All signs point to Google building two Nexus devices this year—Huawei with the larger model and some type of Nexus 5 refresh from LG. It could be a wise move, as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus combo has proven a two-size solution works well for buyers. While there are a ton of Android phones out there, you’re limited to an older Nexus 5 or the too-big-to-fail Nexus 6 if you want the stock Android experience with fairly fast updates.