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Next Nexus: What will we see from Google’s new smartphone?

by Brandon Russell | May 27, 2015May 27, 2015 5:00 pm PST

It has been roughly six months since Google bestowed the mobile world with the delightful (but large) Nexus 6, and while it’ll be a little while longer until we see a follow-up, a number of juicy rumors are already shedding light on what to expect. Turns out, rather than one ginormous handset, there’s a distinct possibility there could be two. Essentially double the stock Android pleasure. This fall is going to be good.

While there’s a very minuscule possibility Google could announce something at tomorrow’s I/O conference, the likelier scenario would be to see the company unveil these new phones in a few months. Devices, rumors claim, from both LG and Huawei. Seeing as LG has worked with Google on the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, the company has a familiarity among the Nexus faithful. But Huawei? That’s new, but certainly not out of the realm of possibility.

Let’s pretend for a moment that the report from Android Police earlier this week becomes a reality. That means we’ll see a new 5.2-inch Nexus with a Snapdragon 808 chip and 2700mA battery. We can also probably expect a killer camera (maybe the same found in the G4), Quad HD display and a decent amount of RAM. With a display of that size, I’m hoping for a design similar to the Nexus 5, but maybe with some aluminum involved.

The second Nexus will reportedly be a larger 5.7-inch phone from Huawei, also with a Quad HD display. It will also allegedly sport a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3500mAh battery, and, one would hope, wireless charging, Quick Charge support, and more.

The Nexus 6 is about halfway through its life-cycle, so we’ll probably be hearing plenty more Nexus rumors over the next several months. If Google does indeed offer two different options, it’ll be pretty great for fans of vanilla Android phones. I’m excited already and we’re still months and months away. Now it’s just a matter of choosing the right names, because Nexus 7 has already been taken.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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