Long before devices ever fully materialize in public form, case makers get detailed dimensions and “schematics” of them to help build accessories that are available just as the phones they are made for, launch. We see this made public all the time thanks to companies who post teaser imagery of their upcoming cases, even though the phones they were built for haven’t been announced. The media gets all giggly and hypebeasty about it, claiming “Leak! Leak! Leak!” yet they often times only represent a shape of what the phone could be and rarely show a leak of the actual phone.
Within the last month, we have been introduced to four new flagship phones – the Moto X Pure Edition, OnePlus 2, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S6 Edge+. While those phones will either be here in days or a couple of weeks, we also are expecting new Nexus devices within the next few months. Toss in the iPhones that should be here next month and this really is a pretty incredible time to be in the market for a new smartphone.
We’ll have time for official reviews of each as we receive them to hopefully help you decide, but if you were deciding today, which phone would you buy?
According to one report, the next Nexus device from LG, said to launch this October, will ship with Android Pay. Should this surprise anyone? No, not really. Android Pay was detailed in-depth during this year’s Google I/O, usually foreshadowing an eventual launch with the next version of Android, which will almost certainly come preloaded on any next Nexus devices. (more…)
We’re getting closer to Nexus season, which means purported leaks of upcoming devices are going to surface more often. Take today for example, where we have a new video of a device that the internet wants you to believe is the upcoming Huawei Nexus, aka “angler.” Is it? I don’t think anyone actually knows outside of Huawei and Google, but there are some things worth discussing here. (more…)
According to Twitter leaker @OnLeaks, the below image is of the backside cover from the upcoming Nexus device produced by LG, codenamed Bullhead. As a brief backstory, there are two Nexus devices rumored to launched later this year; one from LG (Bullhead), and the other from Huawei (Angler). Besides a few reports here and there, there has been little to no tangible information regarding the LG-made Nexus device to seen, but this could be our first visual of the device’s back cover. (more…)
Even though absolutely nothing has been confirmed, the world is pretty set on there being two Nexus phones this year – one from LG and another from Huawei. We have codenames for each – “bullhead” as the LG phone, “angler” as the Huawei phone – along with countless reports all claiming to know the details of each. Well, the Huawei reports are everywhere. We have yet to hear much on the LG front.
Still, the hype is real right now. People can’t stop thinking about the next Nexus phone(s).
At this time, the Huawei Nexus is thought to be the bigger of the two, with a 5.7-inch QHD display and premium body. The LG Nexus is a mystery, but we all hope it is somehow a 2015 version of the original Nexus 5, which would be a smallish phone by today’s standards, yet fully welcomed in a world full of whales.
We want to know for today’s poll, which would you most like to see/buy/molest? Would you go LG Nexus or Huawei Nexus?
Pro leakster @evleaks is at it again, posting on Twitter possible specifications for the upcoming Huawei-made Nexus device made in partnership with Google. According to Evan, the device will ship in Q4 of this year, featuring a 5.7″ QHD display, Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 820 SoC, metal (aka “premium”) body, and fingerprint reader. (more…)
Back in March, we first heard a rumor that Huawei was making the next Nexus smartphone (or at least one of them). We leaned towards believing it at the time, because a source of ours gave us the equivalent of a virtual wink when asked about it. Since that initial report, we have seen at least three others, all claiming to have heard similar stories. (more…)