We’ve known for a while now that Google is set to launch not one, but two Nexus smartphones later this year. One will be manufactured by LG and the other by Huawei. However, if a new report out is anything to go by, it would appear that the LG-built Nexus will not be based on its flagship G4 as previously thought. Instead, the South Korean company has teamed up with Google to design the upcoming device from scratch.
It’s a pretty well-known fact that up until the Nexus 6, all former Nexus-branded devices were adapted versions of popular Android flagships. However, Google wanted a more unique smartphone to flagship its lineup, so when the collaboration began with Motorola for the Nexus 6, the search engine giant broke the mould and asked the company to start from the ground up — which is exactly what it’s rumored to have done with LG.
The report claims that the smartphone is currently being referred to as the Nexus 5 (2015) internally, although the name could change at a later date and also suggests that LG could be working on a more pocket-sized device, whilst Huawei may be developing a phablet for Google, possibly codenamed the Nexus 6 (2015).
Fortunately, we don’t have to wait too much longer before we find out more about these handsets, all Nexus smartphones are launched alongside new Android versions, and Android M is expected to appear on our handsets some point this fall. We do have to commend Google, though. It’s done an amazing job at keeping the leaks under wraps and preventing any potential hardware specifications from seeping out. Well, for now, anyway.