News by admin on Thursday July 16, 2015.
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Huawei may be making the brand new Nexus flagship that will launch later in the year, but old Nexus manufacturer LG will also be returning to Google's brand. However, while Huawei will be making a true successor to the Nexus 6 by Motorola, LG will be making a successor to its own Nexus 5, the last handset the company partnered with Google on.So, why will Google be making two Nexus smartphones this year? The Huawei made Nexus will follow Motorola's lead and be a phablet with a 5.7-inch screen, a size that is simply to big for a lot of consumer. Google has linked with LG to bring a smaller device to the masses, one that will carry high end specs but the same design as the 5-inch Nexus 5 from 2013. Considering the Nexus 6 has been disappointing from a sales perspective, the new strategy could help Google's smartphones, which are admittedly still popular among smartphone and Android enthusiasts. A new LG device passed through Geekbench this week with the model number LG-f600L, which we think is a prime candidate to be the 2015 Nexus 5. The handset in question sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (the same chip as LG's G4 flagship) and 4GB of RAM. Some have pointed out that the device could be the confirmed by unannounced G4 Pro, but we think that device will up the G4 in terms of processor and will likely come with a (unreleased) Snapdragon 820 processor. We are hoping the G4 Pro will be a true beast, but if this is Nexus 5 we will not be disappointed by a spec boosted version of Google's old flagship.