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Both LG and Huawei might produce a Nexus smartphone

Two Google Nexus smartphones might be released this year
Two Google Nexus smartphones might be released this year
New rumors hint at the possibility of two different Nexus smartphones being released later this year. LG will produce the smaller 5.2-inch handset while Huawei will be responsible for a more powerful 5.7-inch phablet.

Since the release of Motorola-made Google Nexus 6, there was restless speculation about the company Google will choose for the next Nexus smartphone. Motorola was out of the picture, reportedly failing to meet the demand for the Nexus 6, and the list of candidates was eventually narrowed down to Huawei and LG. Various sources regularly came up with reasons that allegedly proved that one company and not the other will be selected for the task - we've reported one of the most convicing arguments in LG's favor back in March, but numerous other claims in Huawei's favor surfaced since already.

However, according to the most recent leaks, both companies will release a Nexus smartphone. The smaller model (codenamed "Angler") should be made by LG: it will feature a 5.2-inch display, a 2600 mAh battery and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 808 hexa-core SoC (also found in the LG G4). Huawei, on the other hand, will manufacture a 5.7-inch phablet with a 3500 mAh battery and the notorious Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core SoC. The latter device is rumored to be developed under the codename "Bullhead" and contradicts the previous rumors expecting Huawei to utilize one of its in-house HiSilicon Kirin SoCs for their Nexus smartphone.

Currently, there is no information about the possible release date of either device, though both of them are expected later this year. These should be the only new Nexus devices in 2015: there has been no indication of any other one in the works, leaving the HTC-made Nexus 9 as the only currently offered Nexus tablet.

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Andrey Konstantinov, 2015-05-26 (Update: 2015-05-26)