Well, there’s your bombshell: that Huawei Nexus we keep hearing about – the one that everyone’s been skeptical about, given the fact that Huawei isn’t even very well known in Google’s own home country – looks to be real. Prolific leaker Evan Blass took to Twitter today to lend credence to the idea that we’ll be seeing this smartphone launch soon, as well as through more Huawei Nexus details into the mix.
So here’s what we have to work with right now, if Blass’s leak is in fact accurate. For one, this Huawei Nexus is on its way; if Google follows its usual Nexus release schedule, expect to see it this fall alongside the release of the Android “M” release. Second, this phone will have a metal body with a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, which means it’ll actually be a slight bit smaller as far as screen size is concerned than the Motorola Nexus 6. It’ll come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 system-on-a-chip, which is expected to be one of the top-tier processors of the fall. And it’ll have a fingerprint reader, too… gotta utilize that new Android M authentication API, right?
As with all leaks, you’ll have to take this one with a grain of salt. But given Blass’s excellent record accurately predicting smartphone launches, we’re inclined to believe this one. It looks like a fun fall season is approaching.
Huawei Nexus sounds impressive so far: 5.7″ QHD w/ metal body, SD820 SoC, fingerprint reader. Ships Q4.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 15, 2015
Source: Evan Blass (Twitter)