We are edging closer to Nexus season, and this year, for the first time, it would appear that Google will be announcing two Nexus handsets made by different manufacturers – LG and Huawei. We’ve seen renders of both rumoured devices in recent weeks, and now, as you can see from the image above, images of the Huawei Nexus – Codename ‘Angler’ have been leaked. The images came courtesy of Google+ user Tiessen Fu, who, it seems, was sent the images by a friend via a Chinese instant messaging service.
Something you can immediately discern from the main image is the pronounced panel (hump) containing the camera sensor and flash. There seems to be a hint of a curve below the hump, giving the impression that it is thicker than the rest of the device. Below that is what looks like a circular fingerprint scanner. The rest of the back panel is fairly plain apart from the Nexus logo. As per the rumours, it also appears to have a metal body and frame, although it could just be a polycarbonate panel with a metallic finish.
On to the front of the alleged Huawei Nexus, and it’s a flat, black display with possibly a couple of front-facing speakers top and bottom. Apart from that, there really isn’t much to talk about.
Finally, there’s an image of the device in a case, which, thanks to the circular cut out, lends weight to the circular spot on the rear panel being a fingerprint scanner. The Huawei Nexus device is also believed to sport a 5.7-inch display, a 3,500mAh battery, as well as the almost infamous Snapdragon 810 processor.
A pinch of salt should be taken with all leaks, but, this one would seem to be pretty legit. The usual caveats apply, in that these may be pictures of an old prototype, or the device could be cancelled altogether between now and the supposed launch date around the end of October. Saying that, these pictures, combined with the renders leaked earlier this month, make a compelling case that this is, in fact, the upcoming Huawei Nexus.
What do you think? Is the protruding camera hump acceptable? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below..