In a change of tradition, Google will launch not one but two Nexus smartphones. According to reports, this year’s Nexus smartphones will be made by LG and Huawei. Also Read - Google announces six new Android features, which will roll out this yearAlso Read - Google Workspace now available for everyone, including free Google account owners
The LG variant is being codenamed Angler, and will have a 5.2-inch display, Android Police reports. LG is planning to use a Snapdragon 808 chipset — similar to the one used in the G4. The other Nexus smartphone is going to be made Huawei, and has been codenamed Bullhead. It is supposed to sport a large 5.7-inch screen, and will have the Snapdagon 810 chipset. The Bullhead will reportedly pack a 3,500mAh battery. However, earlier leaks suggested that the Huawei-made Nexus smartphone will boast the company’s own Kirin 930 octa-core processor. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football Championship
Google has partnered with LG previously for Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 smartphones, but this would be the first time the company struck a deal with Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei for its flagship smartphones. The partnership could help Huawei get more global exposure, bolstering its existing vast presence.
Earlier reports also suggested that Google will release the Nexus smartphones as early as I/O coming later this week, but this report rubbishes those as rumors, and asserts that the two smartphones will be launched later this year (traditionally in October) along with the next version of Android.
Furthermore, as Google’s I/O conference nears, rumors of a possible unveil of the next Android version, and a standalone photo app are heating up. The conference is also going to be the stage where Google will unveil Brillo, a new light-weight OS for IoT devices.