The Nexus 6 and its whale self isn’t all that old, but it’s time to start talking about what’s next for the Nexus program. According to the crew over at Android Police, along with additional information to back up part of their claims in AOSP, we should expect two Nexus phones this year, one made by LG and another by Huawei. Yes, two phones!
Sources of theirs have indicated that LG is making a 5.2-inch Nexus phone with a battery roughly around 2,700mAh in size and a Snapdragon 808 processor. That phone is currently resting under the codename of “bullhead.” The Huawei phone is said to sport a 5.7-inch display, 3,500mAh battery, and Snapdragon 810 processor, all under the codename “angler.”
In case you needed some actual proof that the LG device is indeed real, look no further than this AOSP commit, which references a device named “bullhead” that is made by LG. Never heard of an LG “bullhead?” Neither have we, which means this has to be an unreleased phone being tested by Google. As you can see in the image below, that “bullhead” reference is flanked by references to other Nexus devices like “hammerhead” (Nexus 5) and “shamu” (Nexus 6).
As for the Huawei device, we have yet to find actual proof of its existence, but this of course isn’t the first time we have heard that Huawei is making a Nexus phone. At least a couple of early rumors have indicated that Huawei and Google are teaming up to launch a phone with a 5.7-inch display and Snapdragon 810 processor.
And for those who don’t understand the fish-like names, feel free to read up on the history of Nexus codenames here.
On a related note, Android Police has been told not to expect a new Nexus tablet this year. I can’t imagine that many of you are sad to hear that news.
So, a 5.2-inch Nexus made by LG? Have your prayers been answered? If you have any other details about upcoming Nexus phones, be sure to hit us up.