This week we got a first look at what the 2015 LG Nexus 5 might look like, thanks to rendered photos and video based on factory designs supplied to accessory makers.
Now it’s time for a sneak peek (or leak) at the Huawei Nexus 6.
Update: The 2015 Nexus 5 has also been photographed in the wild (probably).
The colors might not be accurate and it’s not clear whether the phone will be plastic, metal, or some combination of the two. But according to information obtained by @onleaks and uSwitch, the camera, fingerprint scanner, buttons and ports should all be positioned as shown in the renderings.
We’ve seen numerous reports suggesting that the next Nexus 6 will feature a 5.7 inch display and that Google is developing the phone with Chinese device maker Huawei. According to uSwitch, it’s possible the phone will actually have a 5.5 inch screen, although it could also have a 5.7 inch display.
Either way, it’s expected to measure 159.4mm x 78.3mm x 6.6mm at its thinnest point (and 8.5mm near the top of the phone, where the camera is located). That would make it about the same size as the 2014 Nexus 6, but a little bit slimmer.
Like the leaked Nexus 5 renderings, the new images show a USB Type-C connector on the bottom of the phone, and a fingerprint reader on the back.
What we still don’t know is what kind of processor, display, memory, or other hardware the phone will use… or how much it will cost. The 2014 Nexus 6 had a hefty $649 price tag, which was about twice as high as the starting price for the previous few Nexus phones. It wasn’t the first high-priced Nexus though. When I bought a Google Nexus One in 2010, I paid over $500 for the unlocked smartphone.