You’d think the display size of a device long referred to as the Nexus 6 (2015), second-generation Nexus 6, or simply “new” Nexus 6 would be last on a tipster’s list of to-leak specifications leading up to the Huawei phone’s announcement.
Yet back in the day, people assumed this was set to match the gargantuan footprint of the original N6, at around 6 inches, then the consensus on the hush-hush became 0.3 inches would be shaved off for a 5.7-inch screen, and now, it looks like an additional 0.2 inches might be dropped.
That brings the 5.5-inch Nexus 6 2015, which may well go official under a different market name, dangerously close to the 5.2-inch N5 (2015). And Huawei probably needs clearer differentiators, given LG is a more respected brand, especially in the West, and the Korean OEM reportedly targets a lower price tag.
Speaking of, Indian import – export authority Zauba lists the so-called “Angler” at a per-unit value of INR 43,316, or roughly $650. That’s quite an extravagant tariff at first glance, particularly compared to the Motorola Nexus 6’s recently reduced fare, but if a 21MP rear camera, fingerprint sensor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage space, LTE speeds, Quad HD resolution, 3,500 mAh battery, and metal body are indeed part of the deal, it feels fair.
There’s little doubt Angler is the internal codename of the upcoming Nexus phablet, and Zauba typically doesn’t get involved in hoaxes. Still, the prototypes that made their way from China and Canada (?!) to India for R&D and last-minute testing may undergo changes before actually starting to sell. Bottom line, nothing’s certain until it’s certain.