The next Nexus phone is on the way, and we’ve now got a legit looking spec sheet to finally work off, after the Huawei built smartphone got benchmarked earlier on this week.
For those who don’t know, benchmarking is a process which most phones go through to clarify the specs inside the handset, pretty much making sure that what the manufacturer says is true about what’s inside it. This week, it was the new Huawei Nexus that went through the rigmarole, revealing a couple of important details.
According to the benchmark results, the Huawei Nexus will rock a Snapdragon 810 chipset, which has been popular since its release, even after concerns were raised about it overheating.
Also, 3GB RAM makes the cut alongside Google’s brand new Android 6.0 Marshmallow software update, which is due to debut on the Nexus phone, as it typically does with each year’s Nexus handset.
Unfortunately, the benchmark didn’t show off any details about the size of the Huawei Nexus display or its resolution. Internal storage and battery size was also left high and dry, with no information about these being showcased either.
Rumour has it that the Nexus phone will boast a 5.7” QHD screen, meaning that a pretty hefty battery will be needed to handle the sizeable screen and powerful quality, likely to be around 3300mAh.
Benchmarking doesn’t normally unveil any details about smartphone features, as is the case with this leak. However, this hasn’t stopped plenty of eager smartphone fans expressing their thoughts about what the Nexus will sport in terms of features.
The biggest and most anticipated feature is that of a fingerprint scanner, something which has become more and more common on flagship devices. Google won’t want the Nexus left behind either, so it is almost a certainty to join the fray on the Huawei Nexus phone.
Also, a USB Type C port is also set to find its way onto the phone for ‘any way up’ charging, much like that of the lightning cable that is on offer from Apple.
Android Marshmallow will also be included right out of the box as we mentioned earlier, and it brings its own selection of features along for the ride as well. Now on Tap is arguably the most exciting feature, bringing Google Now to any screen, regardless of what you’re up to. For example, if you’re looking organise a meal with a friend, Now on Tap will recognise this and look up reservations etc.
The Huawei Nexus is likely to be released later on this year, with a rumoured Google event scheduled for September 29th. A full release could come a matter of weeks later, so expect to see the Huawei built Nexus sometime in October.
Written by Luke Hatfield