Google rumored to launch a Huawei Nexus phablet and an LG Nexus smartphone this year


According to a new rumor, Google will launch two new Nexus smartphones this year. One will allegedly be made by Huawei and will be a phablet, while the other is said to be a smaller handset manufactured by LG. 

Please note that we don't have any concrete information to back this rumor up, so make sure to proceed only after digesting a grain of the proverbial salt.

During the past few weeks, we've heard some contradicting rumors regarding what's next for Google's Nexus smartphone line-up. It was often rumored that Huawei will be the company that will manufacture the 2015 Google Nexus smartphone, which would certainly help with sales in China. However, more recently, we've heard that LG might soon become the first manufacturer to create three Nexus smartphones, following the launch of the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5

This new rumor suggests that both Huawei and LG will manufacture new Google Nexus smartphones this year, which would explain the contradicting information that we've received in the recent past. This would be the first time that Google releases two Nexus handsets in the same year.

The Huawei-made Nexus smartphone is said to come with a 5.7-inch display, meaning that it could be direct successor to the Motorola-made Nexus 6. Codenamed Bullhead, the smartphone is said to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset and a 3500mAh battery. 

LG's upcoming Nexus is allegedly referred to internally as Angler. The handset is said to come with a 5.2-inch display, a 2700mAh battery, and the same hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 that LG has integrated in the LG G4

As far as Nexus tablets are concerned, this new rumor claims that the Nexus 9 will be the only tablet that Google sells in 2015.

If this rumor turns out to be accurate, both smartphone will be launched in October, which is when Google traditionally unveils new Nexus smartphones. Unfortunately, there are many pieces missing from the puzzle, chief among them being the price of these two upcoming handsets.

What do you guys think of the possibility that Google will release two Nexus smartphones this year?

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38 Comments

1. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Huawei phone $499 and LG phone at $399.

23. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

That would be way too much.

24. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Nahh.

32. TechNeck

Posts: 651; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Not as much as the overpriced iPhone. The price is 2 times it's worth. The S6 costs more than the iPhone 6 and 6+ to make and it's still costs less.

27. waddup121 unregistered

yesssss

30. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

I would like to see pumped up version of G2 with normal button placement and some metal-plastic build.

33. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Was hoping for something better than the 810

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

the sd 808 will be smooth on the 5.2 screen, but lower the price like you before and you'll sell like hot cakes.

19. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Assuming it's 1080p, which it should be.

3. Techielover

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Google give it to samsung next year.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I don't think either company wants it but a nexus 5 based on the GS6 edge would have been lights out.

15. Techielover

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

All they had to do is strip it of touchwiz except samsung image processing algorithm.Keep the design,the screen,the fingerprint sensor and the processor just add Android M with fingerprinting support and multitasking and I sold.

25. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

or just release a GPE edition of S6Edge :)

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Google has this totally mixed up if the rumours are true. The 5.7 inch Nexus 6 refresh should be based on the LG Optimus pro coming up. While the 5.2 Nexus refresh should be based on the p8 but with a Sd 808 instead of the mediatek Kirin. Is Google on crack or something? They have been dropping the ball hard since the Nexus 5.

34. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

To be honest, this is not a Google announcement, it's just PA speculating about what may happen. There are other rumors about such that the Nexus line will be discontinued completely and that there's no longer a need for it.

36. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Mediatek and kirin are different chipsets. I think google should have put a kirin 940 or 950 in the nexus 5.7, since its faster then a snapdragon 810

6. plck74

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

what happen next nexus 7 generation?

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The Nexus 9 was supposed to be the ideal size and a replacement to both the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10. I would get a Nexus 9 over the 7 no problem because I think 7inch is a poor size IMO but the 10.1 inch size is brilliant and not to mention the Nexus 10 Sansung display is light years ahead of the Nexus 9 display. So I want a Nexus 10 refresh but the Nexus 7 should be replaced by a Nexus 8 or Nexus 9 IMO. The only think Google got right since the Nexus 5 was getting rid of that line IMO.

7. Avenger337

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

I really like the idea. One will compete with high-end 499 and the other in the upper middle but almost midrange price by 299-350. yes, they should launch by August, more accessible to the least model. You can tell that Google wants to return to his success applying the philosophy of "giving more for less" how well has done in previous generations.

9. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

LG Nexus rocks !!! :D

11. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Make the phones at Nexus 5 prices and size and we got success. The Nexus 6 was a total failure honestly.

12. HarysViewty

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

What about next gen of Kirin and new LG Nuclun odin to cut the prices? I mean, doesn't it will make developing apps harder?

31. carlemillward unregistered

Nuclun failedin the LG G3 screen, and huawei Kirin 940 will only be available for sampling in Q3.

13. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I hope LG doesn't drop the ball like it did with the nexus 5. The nexus 4 was really good for that time but 5 was pretty poor. Nexus 6 is pretty good minus a few issues like the battery both being where I want it to be and the screen not being Sammy level.

14. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The Nexus 5 is in no way poor. It's still my daily driver despite buying several phones since then.

16. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Hey that's your opinion but as a nexus buyer I disliked it the most. The battery was awful, screen average at best and a build quality that felt far cheaper that the nexus 4

17. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The Nexus 5 was the best Nexus handset by far. The Nexus 4 hardware still wasn't powerful enough to run Android completely smoothly and the Nexus 6 is HUGE and the screen sucks. The Nexus 5 was crazy. Super accurate and bright screen, OIS, wireless charging, perfect size, great design, latest processor. Heck it's probably smaller than an iPhone 6 and most 4.7 inch screened devices. A Nexus 5 refresh with the same size, new screen, thinner, and new processor would be crazy.

21. HarysViewty

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

High hope and wish, it's just going to be a compact version of g4. The new g2.

22. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

The bad things about the Nexus 5 for me were battery life, camera, and screen. Always struggled to get through a full day lasted about 12-14 hours mixed usage for me. While the camera offered OIS, the pictures were meh at best. The screen was accurate according to anandtech but the contrast was really bad. Nexus 5 1080p vs iPhone 6 Plus 1080p and the iPhone screen was better.

35. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Battery life could have been better, but as far as the screen and the camera go can you point to another phone from that era that had better at this price tag, or even a price tag within 100 USD? The Nexus 5 is still better than the 2014 MotoX for Heysus' sake.

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