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The Huawei Nexus reportedly stars in this 10-second video: reveals fingerprint reader, possibly USB Type-C

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The Huawei Nexus reportedly stars in this 10-second video: reveals fingerprint reader, possibly USB Type-C
This year, Google is expected to launch two Nexus devices - a larger, Huawei-made one, and a refreshment of the 2013 Nexus 5. While the latter reportedly leaked a couple of days ago, today we are treated to a 10-second video that is allegedly showing us Huawei's first crack at making a Nexus smartphone for Google.

First things first, it's rather hard to say whether the phone featured in the video is a metal or a plastic one - although the rear cover looks like it has a slight metallic finish, it also reminds us of the matte plastic that adorned the rear of the Nexus 5. The matter will remain open until the phone becomes official... Or a more credible leak comes along!

Just as previously rumored, the device in the video right below features a fingerprint reader at the back, hardware buttons positioned on the right side of the phone (which is in line with Huawei's design language), and a Nexus-y camera module at the back that looks pretty similar to the one of the back of the Nexus 5, for example. In addition, the port at the bottom of the phone looks like a USB Type-C one, falling in line with certain rumors we had heard through the grapevine. 

Judging from the most recent tidbits of info we've heard about the Huawei-made Nexus, the device might come with a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (as the Snapdragon 820 is not out yet). Whether these will hold water remains to be seen.

It is also worth noting that the same source that released the purported Huawei Nexus prototype also seemingly leaked the Huawei Mate 8 one a few days ago. 



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posted on 06 Aug 2015, 04:26 6

1. Zomer (Posts: 262; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Looks like plastic 2 me.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 05:14 2

5. sgodsell (Posts: 3324; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Dam it looks like a camera type finger print scanner. Similar to the S6 and iPhone scanners. I was hoping it was going to be the ultrasonic finger print scanner from Qualcomm. So your fingers could be wet or dirty.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 05:20 1

8. vincelongman (Posts: 4150; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Ultrasonic finger print scanner hidden under the screen would be awesome

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 06:03 4

14. Bondurant (Posts: 417; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


I was expecting those type of sensors were you don't even need to touch it, and just need to make a gesture like a middle finger and it can scan the fingerprint from a distance. Damn.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 07:25

22. MySchizoBuddy (Posts: 150; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)


with the usual middle finger gesture it would end up scanning the nail. I guess thats what ultrasonic is all about. the sound will wrap around the finger find the fingerprint and scan it.

Bt then it also scan my finger while it is in my pants pocket.
Ultrasonic FTW

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 07:50

23. iosl0ver5eva (Posts: 119; Member since: 16 Jan 2015)


he was being sarcastic...

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 21:53 1

35. kent-gaga (Posts: 497; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


I think MySchizoBuddy was also being sacastic lol

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 10:06

27. j2001m (Posts: 2828; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


So what if it's got type c, it will use USB 2.0 or 2.1 or 3.0 and 100% not 3.1 as the CPU does not support it
So all you be looking for is cables to charge your phone

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 06:31 2

17. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa (Posts: 360; Member since: 29 Jul 2015)


I like plastic
I want plastic
Plastic is more durable & has a better reception.

I hate glass at the back of the phone.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 09:56 1

25. Ruturaj (Posts: 1294; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


And easily replaceable.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 04:51 2

2. diehardnokian (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


matte plastic probably to keep the cost down

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 04:53 3

3. aesthetics (Posts: 128; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)


1080p 5" nexus with Snapdragon 820 would be perfect

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 05:25

10. diehardnokian (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


5" LG nexus with 1080p screen is coming according to Pocketnow. but that will be powered by snap 620
seehttp://pocketnow.com/2015/08/05/lg-huawei-nexus-specs

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 09:52

24. natypes (Posts: 1081; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


Those are dream specs. I hope they're real.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 14:07

33. Niva. (Posts: 419; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Why would it use a SD620 so soon? Chip's not even out yet.

The Nexus 5 will use a SD 808 or 810 most likely.

The rest of the specs seem reasonable, I doubt price will be over 400 for the base Nexus 5 too.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 06:55

20. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 277; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


There will not be an 820 phone this year.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 10:53

29. justrt (Posts: 375; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


I'm surprised Huawei won't put their Kirin chip.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 05:10

4. yann (Posts: 183; Member since: 15 Jul 2010)


Is this with a plastic case or just the phone?

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 05:15 1

6. carlemillward (unregistered)


Can't make a judgement on these images, what type of plastic is that?

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 05:16

7. noler (Posts: 322; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Fingerprint reader at the back is no good and fingerprint reader is so 2013.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 05:23

9. vincelongman (Posts: 4150; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Its supposedly a 6"
If they put the fingerprint reader on the front it would be as tall as a 6.5" (like how the 6+ is as tall as 6" phones)

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 05:26

11. tech2 (Posts: 3388; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


hmmmm.......but the problem is if the device is that big, placing the finger print scanner right beneath the camera would make it a bit difficult to reach. Or at least difficult without changing the grip of the phone.

Hope Google doesn't cross 5.5 inch territory this time. If yes, my money will go to Moto again :/

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 06:04 2

15. Bondurant (Posts: 417; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Nor really. See Huawei Mate 7.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 05:35

12. noler (Posts: 322; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


And what about Samsung S6 fingerprint reader?

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 06:39

18. vincelongman (Posts: 4150; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Then no front facing stereo speakers (assuming the Huawei still has the Nexus 6's front facing stereo speakers)

But personally I would find a fingerprint reader more handy than front facing stereo speakers

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 05:36 1

13. promise7 (Posts: 870; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Design looks pretty decent to me, I don't expect high-end design from the Nexus line, it's definitely plastic though. Hope the phablet version is budget priced like the normal version.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 06:04 3

16. ibend (Posts: 3773; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


plastic mean wireless charging :D

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 06:54 1

19. carlemillward (unregistered)


i am pretty sure S6 supports wireless charging and it definitely is not plastic.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 11:21

30. Ruturaj (Posts: 1294; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


It's glass, metal phones block wireless charging. Qualcomms new tech might/will change that, but for now you either need plastic or glass to support wireless charging.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 07:09

21. .KRATOS. (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


A 810 would be a fail

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 09:58

26. Ruturaj (Posts: 1294; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Looks like nexus would be first to use USB type C 3.1.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 10:08

28. j2001m (Posts: 2828; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Nope, as the CPU will not support it, it's even looking like the 820 out in dec/March as no support if the specs are true that came out the other day from China
So you just get 2.0 or 2.1 or 3.0 and be looking for cables, hahahahahhahah

Also all Samsung phones will transfer data faster using normal USB and ufs even over phones with 3.0

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 11:22

31. Ruturaj (Posts: 1294; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Which CPU do you think it will have?

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 13:42

32. jeroome86 (Posts: 887; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Ugh. Please no.

posted on 06 Aug 2015, 21:29

34. Mobilephile (Posts: 146; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


Probably prefer the Mate 8 over this but will wait and see official specs

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