Rumors that once seemed beyond outlandish regarding a Huawei-manufactured Nexus 6 sequel are essentially gaining credibility by the day, with Asian analysts most recently tipping a 5.7-inch Quad HD screen and octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC as the future bad boy’s technical highlights.
Another markedly reliable source close to Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii corroborates the existence and imminence of this 5.7-inch stock software-running Huawei, although “it’s still extremely early in the year” and thus plans can drastically change by the time Google decides the N6 is up for a refresh.
As things stand, you’ll probably be surprised to hear a pair of new Nexus installments is cooked up simultaneously for the first time in the franchise’s history, with old and dependable Big G partner LG likely to be invited back to the program.
That’s right, a long overdue LG Nexus 5 follow-up could also drop by the end of the year to offer a more compact alternative for people not enamored with phablets. The “planned” screen size is 5.2 inches at the moment, albeit once again, anything and everything can still change.
It’ll be interesting to see if this “other” upcoming Nexus will target cash-strapped audiences as well, or merely load up the top-shelf features of its big brother in a smaller package. Which would you prefer?