More Huawei Nexus cases hint at a round finger scanner on the back

More Huawei Nexus cases hint at a round finger scanner on the back
Google is widely expected to announce the seasonal Nexus crop on September 29th, but this time it could have two phones making a splash - a 5.2" LG Nexus 5X, and a 5.5" Huawei Nexus. Another batch of cases has leaked out for the Google phone made by Huawei, and, in case anyone still was wandering, they all have a round opening at the back, reconfirming a fingerprint scanner there. We'd rather have the finger sensor on the side, like on the new Xperia Z5 trio, or even on Huawei's own 7i, but this Nexus has probably been in the lab for a while.

There is also an irregular cutout confirming the camera in the upper left corner, which is housed in a slightly elevated portion of the back, said to be about 1.9mm. The phone looks pretty good on its own, especially if it follows the design of Huawei's recent thin all-metal warriors like the Mate S, the G8 or the P8. We'd expect this one to be slightly more expensive than the LG Nexus, due to the premium design, but there are still a few weeks to be had before we know for sure.


source: @OnLeaks (Twitter)

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8 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

It will be interesting to see how the finger print mechanism would work with a cover since only a partial finger print would be recorded through a cover. (And don't tell me you won't be putting cover on that god awful phone)

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5758; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I won't be putting cover on that god awful phone Cause I wont be buying that phone :)

3. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

It's not a bad looking phone. There's no need to exaggerate. It just reminds of a camera on the back, more than it should, that's all

7. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Since there will be a 5.1" N% this should have been at least 5.7....I won't buy this, and compared to my current N6 the only thing this has over it is the Screen possibly being brighter. I don't see dual speakers, and no 4 megs of ram with a smaller screen.....hopefully Next year will be better In my opinion it is a fail out side of the possible metal implementation on the body.

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Wasn't one of the droid razors or something like that with the weird bump like shape?

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/euf/assets/images/ProdImages/motocare/8417-hero.png There you go, ugly wedge shape. Although this wedge Google wanted is definitely uglier and more pronounced. Stupid Google designers. All they had to say was Ascend P8 with stick Android. If Google can ruin a Huawei design they can screw up any design. Huawei phones are quite gorgeous too unlike Moto phones. And LG was good until recently. The Prada, chocolate, Optimus G, and other older LG phones were gorgeous.

6. ruwie

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

Spigen Cases will solve that bump at the back. therefore I'll consider to buy that phone.

8. Tycoon

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 10, 2010

I was looking forward to possibly picking up my first Nexus... Probably won't happen this time around because I detest off-centered cameras.

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