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More features and full dimensions of upcoming Nexus devices revealed

With 5.7 and 5.2-inch displays in tow respectively, the stock Android-running Huawei and LG should stand out courtesy of premium metallic builds.


Seeing as how Google is expected to expand the Nexus smartphone family in a couple of months tops, we must admit the search giant managed to keep an unusually tight lid on inside information exposes thus far.

We know for sure there are two new Nexuses in the pipeline, one designed by Huawei and the other by LG, and a bunch of specifications have been rumored lately. But almost nothing’s set in stone yet. Snapdragon 820 power? It feels a utopian dream, even as far as the ultra-high-end Huawei is concerned.

Record-breaking raw speed for N5’s long overdue sequel? We wish. Not to mention cameras, batteries or RAM counts, all cloaked in thick secrecy at the moment.

Meanwhile, screen sizes, body dimensions and a few other tidbits are divulged by serial leaker @onleaks today, though it’s still hard to be certain of, well, anything. According to the French insider and tech blogger, the larger 5.7-inch Huawei Nexus will measure 159.4 x 78.3 x 6.6/8.5 mm, whereas the “compact” 5.2-inch LG sizes up at 146.9 x 72.9 x 8/9.8 mm.


What’s up with the two thickness numbers? Simple – both devices should present protruding cameras (20+ megapixels in store), and arched torsos. Metal will be the dominant build material for the pair, which is definitely good news, albeit the LG Nexus 5 2015 is also tipped to integrate glass or plastic elements.

The reason why display bezels may look fairly chunky on both the Huawei and LG handhelds is the adoption of dual front-facing speakers. Fingerprint sensors will apparently be located around the backs of the Android M phones, with reversible USB Type-C connectivity supported as well.

Overall, you have every reason to hold off until October and check the two out in the flesh, no matter what Samsung and Apple unveil in the meantime.

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