Huawei Nexus may offer up to 128GB of storage

Huawei Nexus may offer up to 128GB of storage
We finally have a date and time when Google is expected to announce the new Nexus devices for the year (September 29th at 1pm PST, if you missed that news), and we're getting a clearer picture on what to expect from the new Huawei Nexus 6P (if the latest naming rumors are true). The newest bit of rumor is that the Huawei Nexus will be going where no Nexus has gone before in terms of internal storage.

According to a new report, the Huawei Nexus will be the first Nexus to be offered with an option of 128GB of storage. If the rumors bear out, that means the Nexus 6P will have options of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB of storage. Unfortunately, there is no word on how much these tiers will cost. Last year's Nexus 6 cost an extra $50 when going from the 32GB to the 64GB model, but the Nexus 9 had an $80 premium for the same storage options. 

It would seem reasonable to assume that there will not be any expandable storage options for the Nexus 6P, because Google would rather people use cloud services than expanded local storage. Previous rumors have pegged the LG Nexus 5X at having just 16GB and 32GB storage options, but it also looks like the Nexus 5X may be a more budget friendly choice all around. 

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Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)



1. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

I want to know how they'll tackle the SD810. I feel like every manufacturer is avoiding explaining the CPU area of their flagships that use the SD810 this year.

18. pharena182

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

I know, it's like the elephant in the room.

19. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Clocked it 1.5GHz!!

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

@users: In terms of battery and performance, which nexus do do you think is better (judging by the SoC, resolutio and screen size)?

3. carlemillward unregistered

Cannot say for sure, as specs hasn't been officially confirmed. Can only be said when we see a working device in someone's hands.

4. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Nexus 5X, 1080p And The More Reliable Sd808 Seems Like The Better Nexus If You Ask Me. The Sd808 Only Has 2 High Performance Cores Should Make For Better Battery Life Over The Sd810 if Its Optimized Right. But The G4's Battery Life Sucks So Honestly IDK Which Nexus Will Have The Better Battery Life.

5. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

True man I don't know where to place my bet yet

6. carlemillward unregistered

Motorola X Style (Pure Edition) also runs 808 and does not last long, but that could be due to the 5.7 QHD screen and 3000mAh battery. But in all honesty Nexus 1-5 didn't excel in battery life. It was aimed to last a day under light to moderate usage.

8. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Yeah I Know But I Was Hoping 1080p Would Help Out With That. Cause Every Other Phone With An 808 Has A QHD Display Except For A Few That Also Hasn't Had There Battery Life Tested Yet As Well. Why Mention The X Style's Poor Battery Life After I Already Mentioned The G4?

12. carlemillward unregistered

I was just saying that the current devices running Snapdragon 808 (Moto X Style and LG G4) are not doing well as hoped for in endurance, aside from the Samsung G9198. But as you say, the smaller 5.2 inch screen and FHD resolution with the 2700mAh battery may balance out the power usage, making it last longer than the two aforementioned phablets.

14. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Oh I Just Figured The G4 Was The Best Reference To How The Battery Life Of The Nexus 5X Might Turn Out Since LG Is Making The Nexus 5X. And Yes Lets Hope For The Best, Cause I Would Just Love A Beast Stock Android Phone.

7. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

I honestly feel that if 32GB is the maximum option for the 5X, it will be a dealbreaker for me. I can live without an SD card as long as I can get (at least) 64GB of storage.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Agreed. I have the 64GB Nexus 6 and even with all my music, photos, videos(some I even used 4K on) and tons of apps and games downloaded. 32GB without a SD card expansion is not enough anymore.

9. Elfmonster unregistered

We need Chinese phones in America pretty badly, if only because they seem more consumer friendly? Or am I wrong?

10. Elfmonster unregistered

And I mean Chinese brand, not Chinese-made Nexus taking away options like SD card and battery.

13. carlemillward unregistered

Well, Nokia may return as a Chinese company...

21. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

You mean like apple the chinese (foxcon) company or blackberry the chinese (foxcon) company ??

22. carlemillward unregistered

No, I am not talking about assembly, Foxxconn and Pegatron assemble phones. I mean being designed with the idea of affordability in mind, without trading the high specifications.

16. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Well big companies like Apple and Samsung do remove or restrict features to help cell providers make more profit while Chinese manufacturers just give all the features people want.

11. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

I have to decide between Moto X Style or 2 nexus models. Based on what we know so far it would have to be Moto X Style.

17. tomn1ce

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

I don't get why is it that they keep making phones with 16GB storage, especially flagships. If the device comes with a microsd card slot the minimum should be 32GB. A device with no expandable storage should come with a minimum of 64GB. I just cringe when I see a budget/cheap device with 4-8GB of internal storage, of which only half of the storage will be available to the user.

20. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Agree with you. 16GB storage (or even less) is WAY TOO SMALL. Especially in the age of 4K recording. Where's the space to put several games with 2GB size & doing a 4K recording, and 20MP photo.

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