Huawei Nexus specs confirmed by Evleaks include metal body, Quad HD, and Snapdragon 820 processor


The Huawei Nexus is but one of two Nexus smartphones Google intends to release this year for Android consumers worldwide, and we’ve already seen some rumors surrounding the handset. Now, favorite leakster @evleaks has provided updated specs for the new handset, which confirms what we’ve heard.

The Huawei Nexus will feature a 5.7-inch, Quad HD display with 2,560 x 1,440p screen resolution and have a fingerprint scanner – all things we’d heard up until now. As for other details, the Huawei Nexus will have a metal body and ship in Q4 2015, hinting at an October-November release, which is the usual announcement time for Google’s Nexus series.

The biggest piece of information leaked by Evan Blass (aka evleaks) concerns the processor for two reasons. First, Huawei releases its smartphones with Kirin processors, but the Huawei Nexus will mark one phone released by Huawei without the homegrown processor. This isn’t too unique, however, when you consider that Google and Qualcomm partner together with all new Nexus releases. While Huawei will have a hand in designing one of the two next Nexus devices, the Nexus line is still Google’s, and Google intends to keep its existing partnerships.

So, the Snapdragon 820 processor is confirmed with evleaks’s post, showing that Qualcomm’s been busy with a processor that will make consumers forget all about the disappointing Snapdragon 810 processor. The Snapdragon 820 had been rumored for some time, but we now know of its existence and that Qualcomm intends to bring it to market as soon as possible.

Evleaks says that these specs alone are “impressive,” but the Huawei Nexus specs that have been leaked frequently confirm 2015 industry-standard specs such as a Quad HD resolution, fingerprint scanner, and octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The 820 will likely arrive to other handsets by the end of the year, but the Huawei Nexus just may be the first to arrive to the market with the 820 inside.

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The 5.7-inch display should be revisited again. Last year’s Motorola Nexus had a near 6-inch display, with many a tech reviewer criticizing the display size as the reason why the Nexus 6 was “out of reach,” both figuratively and literally. The Quad HD display headed to the Huawei Nexus will need optimization with regard to battery life. We still don’t know the battery size headed to the device, but rumors state that at least a 3,000mAh battery is mandatory. Google went with a 3,220mAh battery in the Nexus 6 that can get through a day of use, so we can only hope that the battery life in the upcoming Huawei Nexus will go past the endurance of its predecessor.

What do you think of the Huawei Nexus? Is there something you’d like to see in the device when it arrives in a few months?

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9 Comments

  1. Simon
    July 15, 2015

    I thought EVLeaks retired ?

    • Deidre R.
      July 15, 2015

      Apparently, it was said that he would because he didn’t have enough financial support for his work. Some group came along and supposedly raised money to help him, and it seems as though he’s returned to his work. The circumstances surrounding Evleaks’ retirement/post-retirement life are mysterious, but I think he’s returned to the limelight. Here’s the link just so you know: https://twitter.com/evleaks

    • Adam Irvine
      July 16, 2015

      Ye I heard the same thing a while back on All About Android…

      He obviously couldn’t let his sources goto waste lol

  2. pa5t1s
    July 15, 2015

    Woot 😀 If this happens to be true, then I’ll be in troubles: OnePlus Two or Nexus 2015? 🙁
    PS: or both?

    • Tizz
      July 15, 2015

      I would wait some time and buy the new Nexus if you like it, especially for its SD 820!

      • pa5t1s
        July 15, 2015

        Sure!
        Nexus 5 (2015): around Q4 (?) with SD820 and Android M (?)
        OPT: end Q3 (?) depending on invites (?), SD810 and Lollipop-like OS
        The race is on!!! 🙂

  3. Chickens
    July 16, 2015

    Is this the 80,000 antutu score leak?

  4. Wesley
    July 16, 2015

    Hopefully the battery is at least 4100mAh like the Mate 7.

  5. MSi_GS70
    July 20, 2015

    huawei noooo no crappy quualcom !! it overheats too