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.