Nexus phone rumors point to another plus-sized phablet

With the Nexus 6, Google made the controversial decision to step away from the affordable phone-sized models of the previous couple years and instead go with the six-inch flagship-priced phablet we got. Will this year’s Nexus model be a return to old habits, or will we see another handset that’s very much cast in the mold of the Nexus 6? A new rumor suggests that Google’s staying the course with phablets, and we’re looking at another jumbo-sized Nexus.

We’ve previously talked about the idea of Google turning to a Chinese OEM to build the new Nexus, and this report reiterates the claim that Huawei could be behind the model. According to analysts, the new Nexus may be on track to to get a 5.7-inch Samsung-made quad HD display – and notably, an OLED one, not an LCD.

The one other big hardware detail from this source is that we could find a Snapdragon 810 powering the phone. While the conflict surrounding that chip has been dying down, it’s also one that’s still struggling to find wide acceptance, and if it really does end up as the silicon behind the new Nexus, that could certainly help calm any lingering doubts.

Source: GizmoChina
Via: Phandroid

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