Rumored specs outed for Huawei built Nexus handset
posted by Alan F. / May 08, 2015, 2:23 AM
The rumored Huawei Nexus handset is expected to feature a Samsung built 5.7-inch OLED display with resolution of 1440 x 2560. While Huawei's own high-end models feature its home grown Hi-Silicon Kirin chipsets, the new Nexus will be equipped with the Snapdragon 810 SoC. This choice no doubt was something decided by Google. Huawei also has backed away from using a QHD screen on its own high-end models, saying that most smartphone users couldn't tell the difference between a resolution of 1080 x 1920 and one of 1440 x 2560. So we can assume that Google also demanded that a QHD resolution be used on the new Nexus phone.
In addition to a Nexus model from Huawei, there is also speculation that LG will be returning to the Nexus game after a year's hiatus. The manufacturer was responsible for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 handsets before turning over the reins to Motorola. Other Nexus handset manufacturers include HTC (Nexus One) and Samsung (Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy Nexus).
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I just hope they won't swap the SD 810 with the Kirin/Hi-Silicon CPU
posted on May 08, 2015, 2:26 AM 0
Why u think SD must be better? Just bcos of name?
posted on May 08, 2015, 4:21 AM 1
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Not just because of name. Qualcomm chips always get lots of custom ROM. They have best features for developer(which make these devices almost unbrickable). I just hope we wont face overheating in phone as other S810 phones are having.
posted on May 08, 2015, 5:25 AM 3
Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013
"A fraction" of non-Nexus users you mean.. In this context it's a Nexus we're talking about assuming if this rumor pans out though. Of course most Nexus die hards have absolutely ZERO qualms about playing around w/ custom ROMs.
posted on May 08, 2015, 6:00 AM 2
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Kirin 930 is actually a very good SoC! It is almost at eye level with the SD 810, but requires much much less power and does not get as hot. For exaple the Huawei P8 with its 6.4 mm would not be possible with a SD 810! So don't be so quick to judge the Kirin SOCs!
posted on May 08, 2015, 8:42 AM 1
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Samsung should build the next Nexus. They have some of the best mobile tech right now.
posted on May 08, 2015, 2:30 AM 6
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It doesn't matter, Huawei has their own tech. What's the difference between a Huawei Nexus and a Samsung Nexus? It's still a Nexus, with stock Android and the manufacturer's own tech. At least Huawei is one of the major tech giants that we all know.
posted on May 08, 2015, 2:47 AM 7
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Huawei is an extremely big company. Here in the Netherlands it delivers internet networks (2G, 3G, 4G) for the biggest telecom-companies. According to Wikipedia: It is the largest telecommunications equipment maker in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012. It has 21 R&D institutes in countries. Last year they made a profit of US$46.515 billion. In 2013 they had 150.000 employees. They also deliver routers and such. So yeah, it's not just an "SoC designing" company if you ask me. :)
posted on May 08, 2015, 11:47 AM 1
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Well yes they are one of the major tech giants, but does that mean anything? Just the fact that they are pretty well known? I mean, don't get me wrong, Huawei is doing quite some good work lately. Their CPU's are pretty darn impressive, they design good looking phones, the battery life and camera performance (Huawei Honor 6 Plus' camera is seriously awesome), so yeah, I'm really looking forward to this hopefully Huawei Nexus phone. :)
posted on May 08, 2015, 11:41 AM 0
LOL that's not what Nexus is about. The Nexus line was mean't to be the early bird of updates. Still, a Nexus phone would also be appreciated.
posted on May 08, 2015, 2:50 AM 0
Nice specs but I prefer Sony to build the next Nexus.
posted on May 08, 2015, 2:45 AM 8
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I mean, but have you had a Sony phone? The Z3 was a big fail, it didn't have anything but specs. On paper it is a amazing phone, but Sony didn't do ANYTHING with the software. A Samsung nexus would be perfect, its not about the logo but you can depend on Samsung when it comes to the processor, camera, screen resolution, etc. I won't be getting a nexus though, seems like Google doesn't want to go down. 5.7' my butt. I would probably consider 5.5' the max for me, if your gonna give everyone a big screen then make it a phablet with PHABLET features, not just a big screen. . that's Apple's game.
posted on May 08, 2015, 7:12 AM 0
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Maybe they switched to Huawei so they can bring flagship specs at a much lower price than that of the Nexus 6 ??
posted on May 08, 2015, 3:06 AM 2
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