In case you’ve been living off the grid for the last month or so, there are new Nexus devices coming; one from LG and one from Huawei. It would appear that this year’s approach from Google is one of offering both a high-end device and something a little more appealing to fans of the old Nexus pricing. We’ve seen each device leak out in their own way over the past few weeks, with yesterdays leak of retail packaging and press images being the best so far, but today there’s an interesting sale going on a website called TurboSquid. Someone is selling what they claim to be Factory CAD files for both the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P.
TurboSquid is an online retailer of 3D models for artists, news agencies, designers and so on to use in their work. The company describes themselves as the “world’s source for professional 3D models” and it would appear that users can list their own work for sale a la eBay and other similar sites. A user by the name of Jermainesmit1987 has listed CAD files for the Nexus 5X, from LG, and the Nexus 6P, from Huawei at $200 a pop. Taking a look at the listing for the smaller Nexus 5X, dimensions for the final device are listed at 146.9×72.9×8/9.8mm and while we can’t seem to get any more of the images off of the site, these aren’t going to be much good unless you’re looking to make cases for these devices.
The same goes for the Nexus 6P, with dimensions of 159.4 x 78.3 x 6.6mm which apparently ‘swell’ to 8.5mm around th camera.It’s not unusual for these sort of files to leak out there before a device is release, after all those that have been making cases for quite some time now will know how important it can be to get their hands on these CAD files. There’s every chance however that these aren’t yet final or complete designs, but they do look awfully convincing. Those interested, or with a spare couple hundred bucks can take a look at the listing below.