Huawei ‘has confirmed’ it is working with Google on a new Nexus
After months of speculation surrounding a Huawei-made Nexus, the Chinese company has finally confirmed it is working with Google on a smartphone, according to a new report.
The device is expected to make its debut “later this year,” and Huawei is hoping it will help improve its reputation and familiarize consumers with its brand in the West.
“Huawei has confirmed that it is working closely with Google on a new Nexus smartphone which will be launched later this year,” reports International Business Times.
“The source, who works for Huawei in the UK, confirmed the company was working with Google on the Nexus smartphone but was unable to talk about the specifics of the device or when it would be shipped beyond later this year.”
According to previous reports, Huawei’s Nexus will have a 5.7-inch Quad HD display manufactured by Samsung — just like the Galaxy Note 4’s — and will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 processor, despite the heat concerns.
It’s also likely to come pre-installed with Android M — Google’s next-generation Android upgrade, which boasts things like native fingerprint scanner support, significantly improved battery life, Google Now on Tap, and Chrome custom tabs.
And Huawei’s handset may not be the only Nexus smartphone we see in 2015. Rumor has it LG is also working on a second device, which is likely to be smaller, and could feature dual rear-facing cameras. We’re hoping it will be an updated version of the Nexus 5.
Huawei said it could not confirm it was working with Google when asked for comment, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens this fall.