To hear the latest rumors, we’ll be getting the full skinny on Google’s new Nexus phones in no time at all, with a launch event anticipated for two weeks from tomorrow. That still give us plenty of time to put together some last-minute rumors, at least, including the one we just heard about a possible Nexus Protect extended warranty service. We’re looking forward to Google launching a pair of handsets this year, including a smaller LG phone tipped to arrive as the Nexus 5X (though that’s hardly a name set in stone), as well as a more phablet-sized Huawei model which recent reports have bounced back and forth between being a 5.5- or 5.7-incher. Today we stop to look at the latest evidence pointing to that model’s imminent launch, with the arrival of some new benchmark results.
The Geekbench results, dating back to late last week, identify the handset as the Huawei Angler, which is the codenamed we’ve seen tied to the Huawei Nexus phablet going back over three months now.
There’s not a lot of detail about the hardware available in this report, but it does reflect the presence of the phone’s rumored Snapdragon 810 SoC, as well as appearing to confirm plans to give the handset 3GB of RAM. Unfortunately, there’s not much it can do to answer some of our outstanding questions – particularly regarding the phone’s ultimate screen size.
We are patient smartphone fans, though, and we’re keeping the faith for a big tell-all Huawei Nexus leak (or least some sketchy reports from an unverified source) as we enter the home stretch before launch.