Sizzling specs for the Huawei Nexus disclosed by @evleaks: Snapdragon 820, 5.7" QHD display, more


At this point, numerous different sources all agree that Google's going to come up with two Nexus devices this year. That will be a "first" for Google. In particular, the devices in question are a refreshed Nexus 5 developed by LG once again and a larger, Huawei-made handset, which was recently confirmed by an anonymous Huawei employee

While both phones are equally interesting to stock Android and Google fans, it will be an understatement to claim that Huawei's rumored Nexus is not more compelling due to the fact that it has never collaborated with Google on such a device. 

Well, things became a smidgen more interesting, as leakster-extraordinaire Evan Blass (a.k.a @evleaks) spilled the beans and hinted at some of the probable hardware specs of the Huawei Nexus and its features. According to him, there will be a 5.7-inch Quad HD display on board with the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset ticking beneath it. 

@evleaks also expects the phone to come with a metal body (another first for the Nexus product line), as well as a fingerprint scanner, which is quite logical since the next version of Android finally has native support for fingeprint reading. As far as availability is concerned, Evan Blass claims the handset will ship in Q4 2015, which is quite certain - after all, Google's used to launching its Nexus phones in late autumn.

The patient wait for the next Nexus phones continues. As far as the smaller one is concerned, we heard yesterday that it might be quite the performance monster, but given the rumored specs, the larger one should also have some aces up its sleeve.


source: @evleaks

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43 Comments

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I don't really trust him after his wrong One M9 leaks But hopefully the 820 does come out, the 810 is a dud

9. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I think Huawei would stick with their kirin soc... LG made nexus may use the Snapdragon 820...

15. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Huawei would use Snapdragon for US and Kirin elsewhere.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Huawei will use whatever Google contracts with them to use. It'll be a Google phone, they'll choose the parts.

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

That would be awesome too I still have doubts of a LG Nexus with the 820 since the G4 has the 808

34. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1093; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Also Huawi USA and Huawei devices are following evleaks on twitter lol.

10. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

What did he say wrong about the M9?

20. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

That's just one thing he got wrong. Every other leakers get something wrong. At least they're trying to give something without expecting too much in return. That's why leakers like him don't last long with what they do, it just isn't profitable but they do it anyway.You don't just say you don't trust him anymore unless everything he leaks turns out wrong. A lot of other blogsites pose as leakers when they only compile sh*t from the internet. That's what you shouldn't trust.

39. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2314; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

No, he actually has a pretty good track record of being wrong. Does anyone remember this? : http://phandroid.com/2014/05/16/evleaks-no-nexus-6-android-silver/

31. waddup121 unregistered

hmm seems kinda legit.

36. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

810 is a dud thats get 50% of all top phone in benchmark. 810 is a dud in the M9 thats can keep twice more app open than a S6 and instantly switch between apps with no load at all. 810 is a dud because its use a much better GPU than most other SOC for android and its also has better shader and pixel filtering. You are the dud.

2. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

We need a phone with stereo speakers please!!

4. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Loudspeaker(s) should point toward its user, not at the back of the phone.

22. daddyd302

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 17, 2008

I guess you never heard of the HTC One M7, M8, M9?

26. osbert

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

What on earth do you need stereo speakers for? You can't hold the phone to both ears while you take a call and the notification coming from the phone to alert you for an alarm or an incoming call is just that, a notification.

29. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

its a much better experience watching videos or playing games on a device with front facing stereo speakers. i personally have the m8 and an ipad mini. the sound from the ipad compared to the m8 is horrendous! but, thats just my opinion.

44. osbert

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

But the sound sources are still so close together, I'd think you would struggle to see any benefit at all, it's not like you can hear an accurate stereo field when it's that small a device held at arms length. If I wanted to hear proper stereo audio, I'd put headphones in. Front facing is something else, I can see why you wouldn't want the speaker being muffled by your hands.

40. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Put a phone with back side loudspeaker on a table screen up... what happen? more than 75% of your sound is cut. Thats what stereo loudspeaker are for. Also for gaming its more fun.

3. Oneight

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

This phone could beat Samsung's ugly glass phone.

30. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Seriously??? Ugly??? May be lacking some features ( features according to some people, I would say convenience) but certainly not in looks.

5. ekalavya

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 17, 2015

Hell Yeah !!!, SD 820 + Nexus + Metal Body (What a combination for a Pure Nexus Device)..... Eagerly awaiting for this BEAST...

6. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Sizzling... Nexus headline makes me thinking about SD810!

41. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yeah iphonearena propaganda is still alive!

7. Fardon

Posts: 96; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

Huawei Nexus = More expensive LG Nexus = Cheaper Nexus LG Nexus will have less powerful SOC

13. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

I think Google chose Huawei because they can do good phones for even better price.

17. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

I think Google chose Huawei because they can do good phones for even better price.

27. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I think he is saying comparatively.

8. brasstax

Posts: 540; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I do hope one of the 2 is a 6 incher. Android fans deserve at least one phablet with pure AOSP out of the box. Moreover, i would e disappointed if the huawei nexus bumps down the screen size to 5.7" from 6". Huawei are pretty good at producing large screen phones/tabs with compact footprints. Even LG could do a 6 incher about the size of the note series. I think LG has done an incredible job with the G3 & the G4 as ar as screen size to device size ratios go.

12. mixedfish

Posts: 1547; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

The way you put it, it's as if 5.7" isn't already big.

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