Would you buy an HTC 10-like Google Nexus phone?

Would you buy an HTC 10-like Google Nexus phone?
Last month, a report from China had it that HTC may have signed an agreement with Google to be the exclusive manufacturer of Nexus devices for the next 3 years. We also heard that HTC could make two Nexus smartphones this year, one of which might come with some sort of 3D Touch-like functionality. Yesterday, renowned leakster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) chimed in to confirm the existence of two Nexus devices that HTC is allegedly building.

While HTC is the maker of the Nexus 9 tablet (released in 2014, and recently discontinued from Google Store - though still available directly from HTC), the company hasn't worked with Google to develop a Nexus phone since the original Nexus One from 2010. So we're definitely looking forward to seeing what will come out of the new HTC-Google collaboration.

Traditionally, Nexus flagship phones have resembled (at least to some extent) other devices commercialized by their makers under their own brand. The Nexus 6P shares some similarities with the Huawei Mate 8, the Nexus 6 is like a larger and more powerful version of the Motorola Moto X (2014), the Nexus 5 is related to the LG G2, and so on. Thus, if this year's Nexus flagship is manufactured by HTC, chances are that it's going to have some HTC 10 DNA in it.

Already available to pre-order (before hitting shelves in early May), the HTC 10 is one of the best smartphones released by HTC in recent years - we like its design and build quality, and we're more than happy with its overall performance. For a closer look at what the handset is all about, check out our HTC 10 review.

Since we've already seen what HTC's current flagship smartphone is capable of, we want to find out if you'd be interested in buying an HTC 10-like Google Nexus smartphone later this year - so cast your votes in the poll below! Sure enough, we can't really know if (or to what degree) the next Nexus flagship will resemble the HTC 10, so this is a hypothetical (though certainly plausible) situation.

Would you buy an HTC 10-like Google Nexus phone?


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