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Huawei Nexus Video Surfaces, Fingerprint Scanner In Tow

August 15, 2015 - Written By David Steele

There are a number of rumors doing the rounds at the moment regarding the 2015 Nexus devices. We have seen price cuts for the 2014 Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 and various models and manufacturers touted over the last few months. One serious contender for a Nexus smartphone is Huawei and thanks to the source website, @OnLeaks’ and Steve Hemmerstogg from Nowhereelse.fr, we have some stills and a video that showcases what is believed to be the Huawei Nexus 6 smartphone. It is believed that the Huawei-made Nexus 6 will be sold alongside a LG-built Nexus 5. Today’s rendered Nexus 6 is based on device blueprints send to third party accessory manufacturers some weeks or months before the device is officially revealed. And whilst some details are little more than an educated guess – such as the color of the device and even the finish – other information has been established in the blueprints, including the rear fingerprint scanner. Indeed, this fingerprint scanner looks identical on the Huawei Nexus 6 as compared with the LG Nexus 5 and already has the makings of becoming a very distinctive feature for the 2015 Nexus devices, much like LG’s rear mounted volume and lock button on their later smartphones.

As regards the dimensions of the Huawei Nexus flagship, the information points to it being a shade under 160mm long, 78.3mm wide and just 6.6mm thin across most of the device, apart from the top camera bump, where the thickness is up to 8.5mm. This particular render shows a 5.7-inch display but we have also seen rumors that Huawei is testing a device with a 5.5-inch display. It is not yet clear which model Huawei and Google will release. As already written above, it is not clear what the colors will be for the Nexus 6 or the type of finish. The white cut-away may be quite far from the reality! It is believed that the new Nexus devices will be metal-made but we are likely to need to wait for the official confirmation to know for certain. The other important detail is the universal USB Type-C connector at the base of the device, which will make the device much easier to plug in as the Type-C works both ways around.

As well as not knowing the colour, finish or specification of the device, we also do not know the announcement date, planned release schedule or the price. It is likely that the next Nexus smartphones will be announced in October and released either late October or early November, to coincide with the release of the next version of Android, currently called Android M, perhaps short for marshmallow. Meanwhile, you can whet your appetite by watching the render video below and browse images in the gallery: