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Sizzling specs for the Huawei Nexus disclosed by @evleaks: Snapdragon 820, 5.7" QHD display, more

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Sizzling specs for the Huawei Nexus disclosed by @evleaks: Snapdragon 820, 5.7" QHD display, more

At this point, numerous different sources all agree that Google's going to come up with two Nexus devices this year. That will be a "first" for Google. In particular, the devices in question are a refreshed Nexus 5 developed by LG once again and a larger, Huawei-made handset, which was recently confirmed by an anonymous Huawei employee

While both phones are equally interesting to stock Android and Google fans, it will be an understatement to claim that Huawei's rumored Nexus is not more compelling due to the fact that it has never collaborated with Google on such a device. 

Well, things became a smidgen more interesting, as leakster-extraordinaire Evan Blass (a.k.a @evleaks) spilled the beans and hinted at some of the probable hardware specs of the Huawei Nexus and its features. According to him, there will be a 5.7-inch Quad HD display on board with the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset ticking beneath it. 

@evleaks also expects the phone to come with a metal body (another first for the Nexus product line), as well as a fingerprint scanner, which is quite logical since the next version of Android finally has native support for fingeprint reading. As far as availability is concerned, Evan Blass claims the handset will ship in Q4 2015, which is quite certain - after all, Google's used to launching its Nexus phones in late autumn.

The patient wait for the next Nexus phones continues. As far as the smaller one is concerned, we heard yesterday that it might be quite the performance monster, but given the rumored specs, the larger one should also have some aces up its sleeve.


source: @evleaks

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posted on 15 Jul 2015, 02:45

1. vincelongman (Posts: 3994; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I don't really trust him after his wrong One M9 leaks
But hopefully the 820 does come out, the 810 is a dud

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 03:54 6

9. neela_akaash (Posts: 1095; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


I think Huawei would stick with their kirin soc... LG made nexus may use the Snapdragon 820...

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 05:05 1

15. Bondurant (Posts: 415; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Huawei would use Snapdragon for US and Kirin elsewhere.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 07:29 8

24. tedkord (Posts: 9950; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Huawei will use whatever Google contracts with them to use. It'll be a Google phone, they'll choose the parts.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 05:07

16. vincelongman (Posts: 3994; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


That would be awesome too

I still have doubts of a LG Nexus with the 820 since the G4 has the 808

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 10:08

34. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (Posts: 951; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Also Huawi USA and Huawei devices are following evleaks on twitter lol.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 04:00 1

10. itsjustJOH (Posts: 231; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


What did he say wrong about the M9?

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 05:04

14. vincelongman (Posts: 3994; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


You didn't see these?
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Alleged-HTC-One-M9-and-M9-Plus-renders-leaked-sleeker-design-large-front-camera-fingerprint-scanner-included_id65310

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 06:11 2

20. itsjustJOH (Posts: 231; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


That's just one thing he got wrong. Every other leakers get something wrong. At least they're trying to give something without expecting too much in return. That's why leakers like him don't last long with what they do, it just isn't profitable but they do it anyway.You don't just say you don't trust him anymore unless everything he leaks turns out wrong. A lot of other blogsites pose as leakers when they only compile sh*t from the internet. That's what you shouldn't trust.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 12:18 2

39. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1097; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


No, he actually has a pretty good track record of being wrong. Does anyone remember this? :

http://phandroid.com/2014/05/16/evleaks-no-nexus-6-android-silver/

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 09:26

31. waddup121 (unregistered)


hmm seems kinda legit.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 10:45 3

36. marorun (Posts: 2930; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


810 is a dud thats get 50% of all top phone in benchmark.

810 is a dud in the M9 thats can keep twice more app open than a S6 and instantly switch between apps with no load at all.

810 is a dud because its use a much better GPU than most other SOC for android and its also has better shader and pixel filtering.

You are the dud.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 02:47

2. jesus_sheep (Posts: 221; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


We need a phone with stereo speakers please!!

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 03:20 4

4. My1cent (Posts: 339; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Loudspeaker(s) should point toward its user, not at the back of the phone.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 07:12 1

22. daddyd302 (Posts: 36; Member since: 17 Jul 2008)


I guess you never heard of the HTC One M7, M8, M9?

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 08:21

26. osbert (Posts: 125; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


What on earth do you need stereo speakers for?
You can't hold the phone to both ears while you take a call and the notification coming from the phone to alert you for an alarm or an incoming call is just that, a notification.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 08:51

29. kozza3 (Posts: 697; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


its a much better experience watching videos or playing games on a device with front facing stereo speakers. i personally have the m8 and an ipad mini. the sound from the ipad compared to the m8 is horrendous! but, thats just my opinion.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 04:59

44. osbert (Posts: 125; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


But the sound sources are still so close together, I'd think you would struggle to see any benefit at all, it's not like you can hear an accurate stereo field when it's that small a device held at arms length. If I wanted to hear proper stereo audio, I'd put headphones in. Front facing is something else, I can see why you wouldn't want the speaker being muffled by your hands.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 13:16

40. marorun (Posts: 2930; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Put a phone with back side loudspeaker on a table screen up... what happen? more than 75% of your sound is cut.

Thats what stereo loudspeaker are for.
Also for gaming its more fun.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 02:49

3. Oneight (Posts: 32; Member since: 04 Apr 2015)


This phone could beat Samsung's ugly glass phone.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 09:05 3

30. Ruturaj (Posts: 1184; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Seriously??? Ugly??? May be lacking some features ( features according to some people, I would say convenience) but certainly not in looks.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 03:21 3

5. ekalavya (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Jun 2015)


Hell Yeah !!!, SD 820 + Nexus + Metal Body (What a combination for a Pure Nexus Device)..... Eagerly awaiting for this BEAST...

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 03:27 1

6. My1cent (Posts: 339; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Sizzling... Nexus headline makes me thinking about SD810!

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 13:18 1

41. marorun (Posts: 2930; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Yeah iphonearena propaganda is still alive!

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 03:48

7. Fardon (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2014)


Huawei Nexus = More expensive
LG Nexus = Cheaper Nexus

LG Nexus will have less powerful SOC

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 05:03 2

13. kefalin (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Feb 2015)


I think Google chose Huawei because they can do good phones for even better price.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 05:08

17. kefalin (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Feb 2015)


I think Google chose Huawei because they can do good phones for even better price.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 08:33

27. Ruturaj (Posts: 1184; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


I think he is saying comparatively.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 03:51

8. brasstax (Posts: 252; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I do hope one of the 2 is a 6 incher. Android fans deserve at least one phablet with pure AOSP out of the box. Moreover, i would e disappointed if the huawei nexus bumps down the screen size to 5.7" from 6".

Huawei are pretty good at producing large screen phones/tabs with compact footprints. Even LG could do a 6 incher about the size of the note series. I think LG has done an incredible job with the G3 & the G4 as ar as screen size to device size ratios go.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 04:48 5

12. mixedfish (Posts: 1144; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


The way you put it, it's as if 5.7" isn't already big.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 04:31 1

11. renz4 (Posts: 317; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


huaweii? i thought they only using their own SoC.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 05:55

19. judik971 (Posts: 70; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


It won't be the first time they use a SD SoC (ex : the Chinese version of the Honor 4X use a SD410)

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 06:48 3

21. may_czos (Posts: 709; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)


I hope smaller version will get the same specs. 5,7" phablet is just too big.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 07:22

23. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 447; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Classless choice.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 07:57

25. tokuzumi (Posts: 880; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


So much information in that tweet. Twitter is so useful, and is able to tell the complete story.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 08:34

28. Ruturaj (Posts: 1184; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


If priced between 400-500, I am buying this one.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 10:17

35. Techist (Posts: 225; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


It will be hard to resist at that price point, especially if it has a good camera!

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 10:04

32. Loveneesh (Posts: 128; Member since: 14 Jul 2015)


Know it looks better than
expected.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 10:05

33. Loveneesh (Posts: 128; Member since: 14 Jul 2015)


Know it looks better than
expected.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 10:56

37. murron (Posts: 160; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Correction, It's the first time Google has released 2 Nexus PHONES in a year. The past three years they've had 2 nexus devices each, a phone and a tablet.

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 16:16

42. miket1737 (Posts: 2352; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Snapdragon 820 will be really powerful, because of its quad core design and having Samsung make it on their great node, itll have very little thermal throttling and run at near maximum sustained performance for a while, which would be a huge increase in performance in longer load workloads

posted on 15 Jul 2015, 17:20

43. mike2959 (Posts: 506; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


The Nexus series has never been about releasing the latest hardware. These specs will not happen. It's about vanilla android, which is really bloated in itself now anyways with the Google Crap loaded in it.

posted on 16 Jul 2015, 05:12

45. osbert (Posts: 125; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Umm... not really, the Nexus line has always been about flagship specification hardware to show off the latest Android developments.

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