Leaked Huawei Nexus renders allegedly reveal the design of Google's next extra-large smartphone

Leaked Huawei Nexus renders allegedly reveal the design of Google's next extra-large smartphone
Just one day after seeing renders that allegedly show the upcoming LG-made Nexus smartphone (a 5.2-inch handset that could be released in October), we can now take a look at what are, reportedly, renders showing a Huawei-made Nexus, which, just like the LG model, should be launched in October.

Revealed by uSwitch and @OnLeaks, the renders are based on "detailed blueprints of the device sent out to third-party accessory manufacturers ahead of the phone’s release." This means that the real handset should look a lot like the one seen in these renders - assuming, of course, that the renders are accurate (we really can't be sure of this yet).

Similar to the new Google Nexus made by LG, the one manufactured by Huawei seems to have a fingerprint sensor on the back, below its rear camera, plus dual speakers on the front, and a USB Type C port.

Until now, we heard that the Huawei Nexus would sport a 5.7-inch screen. While the renders show a 5.7-inch device (allegedly measuring 159.4 x 78.3 x 6.6/8.5 mm), it's said that Google and Huawei are also testing a 5.5-inch variant of the device. Both should be Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) handsets.

uSwitch has it that the color of the Huawei Nexus is "pure speculation", so the light dual-tone that we can see below might not have anything to do with the real color (or colors) of the smartphone.

If this is indeed what the Huawei-made Google Nexus smartphone will look like, do you think you'd want to get one?

source: uSwitch



1. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

The back is quite similar to iPhone 6

4. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I'm surprised that it doesn't have a speaker grill on the bottom....

37. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

It has dual front facing speakers, why would it need one on the bottom?

45. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

It was just a reference to how iphone-ish this render is....

6. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

Just out of curiosity guys, why do you think they still can't make a damn nexus with Sony?

9. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Sony declined to make a Nexus, who knows if they asked to make one after that.

52. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

They declined a Nexus back in the Ericcson days. I'm sure they'd be happy to build one now

93. sportsmc3

Posts: 21; Member since: May 25, 2015

Not with the prices Sony throws around, the rumor is the Xperia Z5 could be $1000.

8. Oneight

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

Obviously, the back is similar to iPhone 5s, but not 6.

74. vincelongman

Posts: 5697; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea the back looks like a weird mix of the iPhone 5 and HTC One

59. MSi_GS70 unregistered

so? what now?

60. MSi_GS70 unregistered

i think u blind .. i wud rather say ip5s

71. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

Nah more iphone5/5s looking to he honest the new lg nexus looka great BECAUSE it follows a similar design language as the original lg nexus 5 which is what you want as a nexus should he instantly recognisable as a nexus not as a huge curvy iphone5s clone. (My Opinion)

72. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

All Huawei have that appearance, I'm surprised Apple spends so much time suing Samsung when it should be suing companies like Huawei and Xioami.

81. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

they are no threat. Samsung is a big company, and play a major role in high-end phone to, which is where Apple is playing. and as a big company, Samsung really shouldn't be doing that from the start, it's quite a shame tbh.

88. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

Perhaps not in the past, but both of those are growing; are they not the top brands in China? Huawei will also get a big intro into the U.S. with the Nexus.

76. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I think they can do better than this. This design is so outdated and every 2nd OEM is using this design.

87. MSi_GS70 unregistered

then iphone 6 design is fkin from ice age...

92. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

It is, who told Apple that big ugly bezels are in? Their iphone 6+ is the biggest 5.5in phone in history.

2. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

reminds me of the Huawei G7

3. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Looks like a Galaxy S6, iPhone 5, and Moto X2 had ginormous baby.

5. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Not so much the Moto X2 but the Moto Nexus.... Ya, I see the Nexus 6 in there

38. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

LOL ok... I don't see any of that in there, maybe a bit of the iPhone5 design due to the metal body but this is drastically different from the front of the iPhone.

41. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Well there's that back dimple like on Moto divices....

82. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

that back is a total iphone 5 rip-off, how could you say it just "a bit" of iphone 5? back and sides are really striking similar, even the antena bands.

90. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

Looks like s6 and iPhone 5s and moto x had a threese :-/

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That looks way better than the 5.2 renders. Google has been missing the target like crazy lately. The Nexus 5 pretty much hit the bullseye but they have been screwing up ever since. The Nexus 5 2015 should have been an Huawei ascend p8 with an SD820 and the new nexus 6 should have been an LG G4 pro with an SD820. Instead they have it ass backwards with the Nexus 6 looking like a giant P8 but the design no longer looking sleek and elegant because the phone is way too big. Ditch the speakers fir a more comoact size too unless you can do it like Sony and hide them. Sigh Google. Put Duarte back in hardware. New guys don't know s**t.

13. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The Nexus series needs a definitive design-language. I think they had one going for the N7 2013, N5, and N9. The simple polycarbonate build served an important purpose: Google's software was on display. The hardware got out of the way to provide a "pure Google" experience. Then Moto bucked that fledgling trend with their blown-up Moto X, and it looks like Huawei is continuing the trend of "look how beautiful our phones are!" They're becoming less "Google" phones and more manufacturer ones (which you can hardly blame them for, they need brand-recognition too, but like you said, Google needs to take back the reins design-wise.) To LG's credit, the recent leak makes it look like they are still faithfully clinging to the old Nexus design-language, but it looks so much darn uglier than the original N5!

39. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I think there's place for both within the Nexus line. The cheaper and smaller phones as well as a more premium line (not necessarily phablet like the Nexus 6.) Due to all manufacturers continuing to implement clunky interfaces on top of Android, Google needs the Nexus line more than ever and it has to be successful.

73. ChunkDiesel072014

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Nailed it! Just make sure they have fingerprint scanner

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