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Rumored specs outed for Huawei built Nexus handset

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Rumored specs outed for Huawei built Nexus handset
A report out of China outs the alleged specs for the next Nexus handset, reportedly to be manufactured by Huawei. The unnamed device will replace the 6-inch Nexus 6 which is produced by Motorola. The specs for the upcoming Nexus model were found on the Weibo site belonging to Chinese IT analyst firm Pan Jiutang. Considering the speculative nature of this story, we suggest that you do take it with a grain of salt.

The rumored Huawei Nexus handset is expected to feature a Samsung built 5.7-inch OLED display with resolution of 1440 x 2560. While Huawei's own high-end models feature its home grown Hi-Silicon Kirin chipsets, the new Nexus will be equipped with the Snapdragon 810 SoC. This choice no doubt was something decided by Google. Huawei also has backed away from using a QHD screen on its own high-end models, saying that most smartphone users couldn't tell the difference between a resolution of 1080 x 1920 and one of 1440 x 2560. So we can assume that Google also demanded that a QHD resolution be used on the new Nexus phone.

In addition to a Nexus model from Huawei, there is also speculation that LG will be returning to the Nexus game after a year's hiatus. The manufacturer was responsible for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 handsets before turning over the reins to Motorola. Other Nexus handset manufacturers include HTC (Nexus One) and Samsung (Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Nexus).

Thanks for the tip!

source: Weibo/Panjiutang via GizmoChina

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posted on 08 May 2015, 02:26

1. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


I just hope they won't swap the SD 810 with the Kirin/Hi-Silicon CPU

posted on 08 May 2015, 04:21 1

19. Simona (unregistered)


Why u think SD must be better?
Just bcos of name?

posted on 08 May 2015, 05:25 3

25. mittalmailbox (Posts: 50; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Not just because of name. Qualcomm chips always get lots of custom ROM. They have best features for developer(which make these devices almost unbrickable). I just hope we wont face overheating in phone as other S810 phones are having.

posted on 08 May 2015, 05:31 1

26. Shubham412302 (Posts: 430; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


only a fraction of people root their devices and flash custom roms

building custom roms for kirin devices is a pain as the developer needs to wait for huawei to release the libraries from huawei

posted on 08 May 2015, 05:36 4

27. mittalmailbox (Posts: 50; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


Not just for devs it also have benefits for normal users. Best in class LTE, 4K HEVC playback Quick charge 2.0, Adreno is much better than mali etc

posted on 08 May 2015, 06:00 2

29. Suo.Eno (Posts: 480; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


"A fraction" of non-Nexus users you mean.. In this context it's a Nexus we're talking about assuming if this rumor pans out though. Of course most Nexus die hards have absolutely ZERO qualms about playing around w/ custom ROMs.

posted on 08 May 2015, 16:31

48. Simona (unregistered)


Custom ROMs are useless..
Ppl complaining bout MINOR issues in stock ROMs
Ppl complaining bout MAJOR issues in custom ROMs

posted on 08 May 2015, 05:58

28. UglyFrank (Posts: 1580; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


The Kirin Processor would never be able to handle QHD

posted on 08 May 2015, 08:42 1

37. Dr.SamX (Posts: 153; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


Kirin 930 is actually a very good SoC! It is almost at eye level with the SD 810, but requires much much less power and does not get as hot.
For exaple the Huawei P8 with its 6.4 mm would not be possible with a SD 810! So don't be so quick to judge the Kirin SOCs!

posted on 08 May 2015, 09:02

38. medicci37 (Posts: 1271; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Since this phone won't be out until at least September I was expecting something a little newer then the 810 inside

posted on 08 May 2015, 02:30 6

2. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Samsung should build the next Nexus.
They have some of the best mobile tech right now.

posted on 08 May 2015, 02:46

4. B-power (Posts: 241; Member since: 22 Feb 2014)


That's not what the nexus is about.But it would make a hell of a good phone for sure.

posted on 08 May 2015, 02:47 7

5. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


It doesn't matter, Huawei has their own tech. What's the difference between a Huawei Nexus and a Samsung Nexus? It's still a Nexus, with stock Android and the manufacturer's own tech.

At least Huawei is one of the major tech giants that we all know.

posted on 08 May 2015, 03:55

16. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


What does Huawei in-source except their SoC design?

posted on 08 May 2015, 11:47 1

41. Dattack (Posts: 61; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Huawei is an extremely big company. Here in the Netherlands it delivers internet networks (2G, 3G, 4G) for the biggest telecom-companies. According to Wikipedia: It is the largest telecommunications equipment maker in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012. It has 21 R&D institutes in countries. Last year they made a profit of US$46.515 billion. In 2013 they had 150.000 employees. They also deliver routers and such.

So yeah, it's not just an "SoC designing" company if you ask me. :)

posted on 08 May 2015, 11:41

40. Dattack (Posts: 61; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Well yes they are one of the major tech giants, but does that mean anything? Just the fact that they are pretty well known?

I mean, don't get me wrong, Huawei is doing quite some good work lately. Their CPU's are pretty darn impressive, they design good looking phones, the battery life and camera performance (Huawei Honor 6 Plus' camera is seriously awesome), so yeah, I'm really looking forward to this hopefully Huawei Nexus phone. :)

posted on 08 May 2015, 02:50

9. gaming64 (unregistered)


LOL that's not what Nexus is about. The Nexus line was mean't to be the early bird of updates. Still, a Nexus phone would also be appreciated.

posted on 08 May 2015, 16:36

49. Simona (unregistered)


Nexus is just phone made for google.. Nexus is google brand name..
That's it..
Ppl who buys nexus , are not bothered bout internals..

posted on 08 May 2015, 02:45 8

3. gaming64 (unregistered)


Nice specs but I prefer Sony to build the next Nexus.

posted on 08 May 2015, 02:50 5

7. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


Me too. But hey, this is the first time we're seeing a Nexus from a Chinese manufactuter. So, let's hope for a great Nexus and with cheap price. Hehehehe...

posted on 08 May 2015, 03:58

17. vergil9 (banned) (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


Plot twist: Xiaomi builds it. LOL
But yeah, I wish Sony would build it.

posted on 08 May 2015, 07:12

33. shiftt (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 May 2015)


I mean, but have you had a Sony phone? The Z3 was a big fail, it didn't have anything but specs. On paper it is a amazing phone, but Sony didn't do ANYTHING with the software. A Samsung nexus would be perfect, its not about the logo but you can depend on Samsung when it comes to the processor, camera, screen resolution, etc. I won't be getting a nexus though, seems like Google doesn't want to go down. 5.7' my butt. I would probably consider 5.5' the max for me, if your gonna give everyone a big screen then make it a phablet with PHABLET features, not just a big screen. . that's Apple's game.

posted on 08 May 2015, 12:50

42. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


why would they need to do anything with software? A nexus device runs stock android, the software would be on Google to handle, Sony or whoever just makes the hardware.

posted on 08 May 2015, 16:38

50. Simona (unregistered)


Sony is going down with mobile division..

posted on 08 May 2015, 02:49 4

6. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 292; Member since: 13 May 2014)


Another huge nexus device... No thank you !

posted on 08 May 2015, 02:50 3

8. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I want the nexus 10 2015 this year.

posted on 08 May 2015, 03:06 2

10. mostafawael.1998 (Posts: 240; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


Maybe they switched to Huawei so they can bring flagship specs at a much lower price than that of the Nexus 6 ??

posted on 08 May 2015, 03:10 1

12. NFSHesham (Posts: 257; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)


It is not correlated

posted on 08 May 2015, 05:23 1

24. carlemillward (unregistered)


Huawei will increase its price

posted on 08 May 2015, 03:07 6

11. dvassafor (Posts: 31; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)


Apple should build it

posted on 08 May 2015, 03:24 6

13. bradley8795 (Posts: 61; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


LOL now that was funny.

posted on 08 May 2015, 07:54 4

36. Doakie (Posts: 1865; Member since: 06 May 2009)


No thanks. I don't want a $1,000 Nexus phone....

posted on 08 May 2015, 03:37 7

14. haikallp (Posts: 184; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Crap, another huge phone. Pass. 5.2" max for me.

posted on 08 May 2015, 03:49 1

15. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


No wonder why Apple is going back to Samsung for displays. They were about to have one of the worst displays on the market without Samsung's tech and they got scared. Even the 2014 Samsung AMOLEDs destroy everything else in the market.

Just goes to show Apple is just a repackager and doesn't "design" anything despite what their stupid flock says. Even their SoC is just a slightly modified old Exynos blueprint that they bought from Samsung.

posted on 08 May 2015, 06:34 1

31. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2130; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


You can't possibly be this stupid. Exynos isn't custom silicon, it is stock ARM. I cannot say this enough. STOCK ARM DESIGN. The A-series has about as much in common with stock ARM SoC designs as you do with intelligent posts. Read something instead of parroting something you read on some morons personal webpage and you would know something about the A-series.

posted on 08 May 2015, 13:01

44. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


99.99999% Stock ARM design
But the 0.00001% samsung secret.
Without that secret shared by samsung, the support for custom OS would not be good.

posted on 08 May 2015, 14:37

46. AppleCultist (banned) (Posts: 335; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)


Way to show your stupidity. SoC is not the same thing as CPU, you dumbass.
Exynos is Samsung's custom SoC design. ARM does not design SoCs, you stupid Apple cult member. ARM designs CPU and GPU cores, which can be licensed and implemented on the SoC's CPU and GPU sockets.

The A-series processors from Apple are *old* Samsung's Exynos blueprint that Apple bought from Samsung when they bought Intrinsity, since Samsung saw no need for them anymore.
The 'custom' cores on the Apple processors are also based off old Samsung designs that they built with Intrinsity while they were still independent.

posted on 08 May 2015, 04:05

18. lallolu (Posts: 453; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


why 5.7". The should just leave it at 5.2" and maximum 5.5." since nexus uses onscreen buttons.

posted on 08 May 2015, 04:50

20. Trickzter (Posts: 45; Member since: 21 Apr 2015)


With Xiaomi apparently launching the Mi5 in November which is suppose to have the SD820. This Nexus should also be packing the SD820 as it would be releasing around the same time. If not, then it will be disappointing.

posted on 08 May 2015, 05:05 3

21. nebula (Posts: 515; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


another oversized phone thank you but no thank you

posted on 08 May 2015, 05:09 2

22. vuyonc (Posts: 987; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


No Kirin please!

posted on 08 May 2015, 05:22 1

23. carlemillward (unregistered)


They should just allow everyone to have a nexus, and allow the option of adding UI if you want Touchwiz UI, Sense UI, UX UI, Xperia UI, EMUI.

posted on 08 May 2015, 06:12 1

30. Suo.Eno (Posts: 480; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


No one has ever stopped OEMs from shipping stock Android devices, Nexus or not. They just chose to force their in-house skins on the market since day 1.

posted on 08 May 2015, 07:23 3

34. Persian_Griffin (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 May 2015)


it is over sized ! there's also no need for QHD display ! it's just battery consuming and again like other nexus devices so far there'll be serious problem with battery life :(
disappointing !

posted on 08 May 2015, 07:35 1

35. janno (Posts: 143; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)


820 or bust. No interest in getting a phone with 810.

posted on 08 May 2015, 11:39

39. BLSEOTB (Posts: 330; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)


Most users dont want a phablet, the perfect size is 5.2" for a smartphone. Why do you think the nexus 6 sales suck compared to the nexus 5.

posted on 08 May 2015, 12:59

43. JaneChenLong (Posts: 374; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


Because of it's high price & Small battery.
So it's better to buy Galaxy Note.

posted on 08 May 2015, 13:36

45. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Eh? Did the Nexus 6 outsell the Nexus 5 or something? Google was spot on with most hardware design decisions until the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. And now it looks like they dropped the ball again.

It should be based off their P8 with a SD810, not their phablet.

posted on 08 May 2015, 15:47

47. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I think after Duarte left to a different department, the hardware and design department are HTC level now. Meaning, they have no idea what the people want.

posted on 09 May 2015, 18:51

51. carlemillward (unregistered)


A Sony 5.2 inch QHD with 2900mAh battery would be a sensable idea, considering the amount of judgement they are getting.

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