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Google hires Huawei, LG to build a pair of Nexus smartphones for 2015

By Shawn Knight
May 26, 2015
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    Google is said to be working on a pair of Nexus smartphones for 2015 that could be among the first to utilize Android M’s two-year update guarantee. One handset is being constructed by LG while Google has sourced Huawei to build the other according to a report from Android Police.

    The smaller of the two is from LG. Codenamed Angler, the device will feature a 5.2-inch display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core chip under the hood – the same chip that powers the LG G4. The only other detail shared is the battery, expected to be in the 2,700mAh range.

    The publication notes that both the ARM chip and battery capacity haven’t been completely decided yet.

    The other phone, codenamed Bullhead, is being developed by Huawei. It’ll have a larger 5.7-inch display that’ll reportedly be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810. This particular SoC doesn’t have the best track record as overheating has proven to be a major concern, ultimately hindering performance. The battery will likely be a 3,500mAh unit, we’re told.

    In summary, the LG phone will more or less be what everyone was hoping the Nexus 6 would be while the Huawei model will be a revised Nexus 6 that’s a bit more manageable. Both handsets are expected to arrive in the usual October time frame to do battle with Apple’s next iPhone.

    In related news, Google apparently isn’t going to release a new flagship Nexus tablet this year. If you want the latest Nexus slate, the Nexus 9 will have to suffice for another year.

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  2. thorpj

    thorpj TS Enthusiast Posts: 90   +14

    Surely Huawei and Google won't release a phone with the 810, if it has overheating issues. That's just asking for trouble...
     
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +2,031

    Well lets hope this model/s are more sensible than the 2014 Nexus 6 monstrosity. Google lost the plot big time with that thing.
     
  4. agb81

    agb81 TS Booster Posts: 77   +38

    And please, an IPS+LED screen for those of us that use the cellphone for 1.5+ years.

    Burn in is an issue on "old" devices.
     
  5. sadman3

    sadman3 TS Enthusiast Posts: 126

    Hope this model are better and more sensible than the Nexus 6.. #fingers crossed.
     

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