The anticipation around new Nexus phones is always high.  This year is no exception, especially following last year’s phablet-only release.  Throughout the year we’ve constantly heard about two Nexus phones coming our way, a Nexus 5 refresh made by LG and a phablet made by Huawei.

Today we have word that reinforces the existence of the Huawei Nexus, provided courtesy of the credible leaker @evleaks.  According to Evan Blass of @evleaks, the Huawei Nexus will be a smaller phablet than the Nexus 6, at 5.7″.  It will maintain the QHD resolution.

The chassis will allegedly be a metal body, which is not too surprising, as this has been a Huawei trend lately.  What I’m wondering is how will they make wireless charging work around the metal.  This has been a problem for manufacturers who prefer a metal build.  Wireless charging as been a Nexus staple since the Nexus 4.

Insuring that the Huawei Nexus is a beast is the power of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC.  This Nexus is also said to have a fingerprint reader, which would fall in line with Google’s outlook for Android following Google I/O.  Release of the Huawei Nexus is of course slated for Q4.

Are you excited for the Huawei Nexus or do you wish Motorola got another crack at it before Google switched manufacturers?  What about the phablet’s decrease in screen size?

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  1. Having a phone with a fingerprint scanner is a negative for me. They are easily hackable and give users a false sense of security. And why the decrease in screen size, enough to noticeably cut the viewing area but not nearly enough to make this any easier to handle? I’ll be sticking with my Nexus 6 unless there is some other huge evolution to the phone.

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