The FCC certifies a new Huawei handset with two variants; could this be a Nexus 6P sequel?

The FCC certifies a new Huawei handset with two variants; could this be a Nexus 6P sequel?
The FCC has certified two new Huawei models, the H1622 and H710VL. Both are different variants of the same phone with the H710VL's FCC label including the name of prepaid carrier Tracfone. Considering that the Huawei manufactured Nexus 6P carries the H1511 and H1512 model numbers, the H1622/H710VL could be a new 2016 Nexus model. HTC is reportedly producing two Nexus handsets this year, a 5-inch model code named Sailfish (S-1), and a 5.5-inch handset code named Marlin (M-1).

Back in December, we told you that Huawei was eager to follow the success of the Nexus 6P by manufacturing the Nexus 7. A Huawei executive said last month that the company is building a new Nexus phone for 2016. A Photograph of the back of the device found in the FCC documentation does bear a certain resemblance to the Nexus 6P, but nowhere on the device do we see the familiar Nexus logo.

Other pictures and information included in the FCC report show that the H1622/H710VL sports a Type-C USB port on the bottom, with a 3.5mm earphone jack on top. A 3000mAh battery powers up the handset. According to the FCC, the only difference between the H1622 and H710VL (besides the different wording on the labels) is the software version installed on both models.

While it isn't unusual to have two different companies each offering a new Nexus model, we've never seen three Nexus handsets released in a single year. We will keep a close eye on this situation to see how this develops as we head into the usual Nexus unveiling months of September and October.

source: FCC via



1. fyah_king unregistered

Big battery, please!

2. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Still don't think a device with a carrier logo on the back will be a Nexus, it's even the same logo as in the last false report. Don't think they just slap another logo on the back to make it a Nexus.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

because its not real nexus, this year nexuses is from HTC, this one is just huawei's personal attemp to create nexus 6p's sucessor

3. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Give the big batteries just like xiaomi

4. elvis_17

Posts: 32; Member since: May 26, 2016

Deam looks ugly as a sh*t. I hope it won't be nexus device:)

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

HTC's design wont be far from this

5. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I always was a note and samsung fan but get f**king rekt note 7 and i hope this phone f**king destroys it

6. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

How can anyone even attribute this as Nexus 6p sequel ? Anyone with a little knowledge of huawei phones knows this design is being recycled by Huawei away from the premium phones to budget phones like 5x.

20. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yup. Looks like a Honor 5X to me. But, let's say they take the Honor 5X and make a suped up version and it ran totally stock Android. So let's say it had a 5.5" QHD screen, 820 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage + micro SD slot, 3500 mAh battery for let's say in the ballpark of $300-350. Would anyone buy it? I'm already lined up for a ZTE Axon 7 for $399 with those specs, so it would be tempting to jump to a new Huawei with a stock Android experience. If it was stock Android with the promise of prompt updates, had a micro SD card slot and came in priced lower than a Nexus 6P it would out Nexus a Nexus.

7. yaniv00

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

What the hell? If it's legit (which I highly doubt) it's more of a downgrade from the 6p. Smaller battery, no front facing speakers and it just looks worse IMO

8. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 927; Member since: May 07, 2014

That's a very ugly design

11. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Why still got someone believes this Honor 5x as next Huawei Nexus...

12. shaprack

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 20, 2016

Do you think this model will be called as Next Nexus device certainly not that the successor of Honor 5x

13. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

What an ugly looks.

14. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

That's an Honor 5X!

15. Fona13A unregistered

You could have reported something new about this device instead of recycling news from days ago...

16. may_czos

Posts: 956; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Nice Honor 5X...

17. monoke

Posts: 1185; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

The back reminds me of frankenstein with parts sewn on. lol. And i thought the 6p's back was ugly...

18. Sabres

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

This looks even uglier than the Huawei Honor 5X. I highly doubt that's a Nexus device

19. millito3

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 02, 2016

That the Tracfone logo for gods sake!

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