With Android M announcement out of the way, speculation about the next generation Nexus smartphone have begun to pour in. Rumor has it that Google is looking to ditch the Nexus tablet altogether, and launch two smartphones made by LG and Huawei instead. Now, the latest leak makes things even more interesting as it suggests that the LG-made Nexus smartphone will sport 3D camera capabilities. Also Read - Phones launching next week: Pixel 6 series, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, Motorola Edge S, more
This news comes out of iNews24, which reports that LG is testing a 3D assembly module for its 2015 Nexus smartphone camera. The report suggests the LG-made Nexus smartphone’s headline feature could be the camera setup that will be somewhat similar to that of the LG Optimus 3D. Furthermore, the report also states that the smartphone will come with a fingerprint scanner, and that the company will stick with Qualcomm for supplying the chipset. However, unlike earlier leaks that suggested a Snapdragon 808 chipset, this one reckons that LG may opt for the Snapdragon 810 processor. Also Read - Best laptops to buy under Rs 35,000 in October 2021: Asus VivoBook 15, Avita PURA, more
Apart from this, the report also reiterates that the next generation Nexus smartphone will also follow tradition and be the first device to run on Android M. Earlier leaks suggest that the LG variant is being codenamed Angler, and will have a 5.2-inch display. Also Read - Google bans 3 dangerous apps from Play Store for stealing personal data: Uninstall them now
As mentioned above, Google has also roped in Huawei for the first time to manufacture another Nexus smartphone, which has been codenamed Bullhead. It is supposed to sport a large 5.7-inch screen, and will also have the Snapdragon 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.
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. As is the norm, both the Nexus smartphones are pegged for an October unveil.