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Huawei Nexus to Boast Snapdragon 820 and Fingerprint Scanner

News by Luke Jones on Wednesday July 15, 2015.

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The Nexus 6 is making way for Huawei
The Nexus 6 is making way for Huawei

It is pretty clear by now that Chinese company Huawei is building Google's next flagship Nexus device, taking over from Motorola's Nexus 6. Recently Evan Blass (famed @evleaks tipster) has been back in action and his latest info suggests that the Huawei made Nexus will be a beast of a smartphone and will bring some first to Google's range.

The handset will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, a chipset that is not available yet but will be by time the Huawei Nexus lands. Once again Google is opting for a phablet size with the latest Nexus coming with a 5.7-inch Quad HD panel, 0.2-inches smaller than the display found on the Nexus 6.

There is also going to be a fingerprint sensor (a first for Nexus), a feature that Huawei already adds to its high end smartphones and one that was all but guaranteed here. That's because Android M features a fingerprint API with Android Pay, the new Nexus will of course the be the first available device with M on board.

Blass also offered a Q4 release date for the Huawei Nexus, but that was pretty much a given already as it follows the annual cycle Google is on for its hardware brand.

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