Looming Huawei Nexus pictured in the flesh with huge camera bulge in tow
If Google indeed plans to keep its next two Nexus smartphones on the sidelines until October, there may not be much left to announce by then. Already, we (think we) know a great deal about the stock Android Marshmallow-powered LG and Huawei phones, with the former manhandled and rendered last week, and the latter following suit now.
This isn’t the first time we’re getting convincing hints as to the external appearance of the alleged Nexus 6 sequel, but the photos floating around the interwebs today show something we haven’t seen before: an actual N6 2015 prototype, in all probability, maneuvered by a (very lucky) real-life human.
You’ll surely notice the live pics aren’t radically different from recent unofficial renders distributed on the web, though the awkward camera hump sticks out like a sore thumb now. There’s a dual LED flash arrangement next to the main photographic unit, but that can’t be the reason Huawei went down this controversial design path.
Could the oval protrusion hide some sort of innovative imaging-enhancing technology? Hard to say, but what’s pretty much etched in stone is both upcoming Nexuses will support fingerprint authentication. Like on LG’s new N5, the scanner is slapped to the N6 2015’s rear.
Stereo speakers are meanwhile located on the device’s face, and a system screen suggests an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor runs the hardware show, paired with 3GB RAM. Since ending up with a microSD card slot would be a long shot, to say the least, it’s nice to see 64GB listed under internal storage space.
Last but not least, reversible USB Type-C connectivity seems a guarantee, based on another freshly leaked pic. Disclaimer – there’s no way to be certain of the photos’ legitimacy.