Rumored specs outed for Huawei built Nexus handset

Rumored specs outed for Huawei built Nexus handset
A report out of China outs the alleged specs for the next Nexus handset, reportedly to be manufactured by Huawei. The unnamed device will replace the 6-inch Nexus 6 which is produced by Motorola. The specs for the upcoming Nexus model were found on the Weibo site belonging to Chinese IT analyst firm Pan Jiutang. Considering the speculative nature of this story, we suggest that you do take it with a grain of salt.

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).

Thanks for the tip!

source: Weibo/Panjiutang via GizmoChina

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50 Comments

1. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I just hope they won't swap the SD 810 with the Kirin/Hi-Silicon CPU

19. Simona unregistered

Why u think SD must be better? Just bcos of name?

25. mittalmailbox

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

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.

26. Shubham412302

Posts: 568; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

only a fraction of people root their devices and flash custom roms building custom roms for kirin devices is a pain as the developer needs to wait for huawei to release the libraries from huawei

27. mittalmailbox

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Not just for devs it also have benefits for normal users. Best in class LTE, 4K HEVC playback Quick charge 2.0, Adreno is much better than mali etc

29. Suo.Eno

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.

48. Simona unregistered

Custom ROMs are useless.. Ppl complaining bout MINOR issues in stock ROMs Ppl complaining bout MAJOR issues in custom ROMs

28. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Kirin Processor would never be able to handle QHD

37. Dr.SamX

Posts: 239; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

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!

38. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Since this phone won't be out until at least September I was expecting something a little newer then the 810 inside

2. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Samsung should build the next Nexus. They have some of the best mobile tech right now.

4. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

That's not what the nexus is about.But it would make a hell of a good phone for sure.

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

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.

16. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

What does Huawei in-source except their SoC design?

41. Dattack

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

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. :)

40. Dattack

Posts: 61; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

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. :)

9. gaming64 unregistered

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.

49. Simona unregistered

Nexus is just phone made for google.. Nexus is google brand name.. That's it.. Ppl who buys nexus , are not bothered bout internals..

3. gaming64 unregistered

Nice specs but I prefer Sony to build the next Nexus.

7. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Me too. But hey, this is the first time we're seeing a Nexus from a Chinese manufactuter. So, let's hope for a great Nexus and with cheap price. Hehehehe...

17. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Plot twist: Xiaomi builds it. LOL But yeah, I wish Sony would build it.

33. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

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.

42. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

why would they need to do anything with software? A nexus device runs stock android, the software would be on Google to handle, Sony or whoever just makes the hardware.

50. Simona unregistered

Sony is going down with mobile division..

6. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

Another huge nexus device... No thank you !

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

I want the nexus 10 2015 this year.

10. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Maybe they switched to Huawei so they can bring flagship specs at a much lower price than that of the Nexus 6 ??

12. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

It is not correlated

24. carlemillward unregistered

Huawei will increase its price

11. dvassafor

Posts: 31; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Apple should build it

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