Google next flagship phone, which is apparently called the Nexus 5 (2015), will be manufactured by LG, claims a report from AndroidPIT. The internet firm slashed the price of its Nexus 6, and rumor had it that the new phone will be manufactured by Huawei. However, AndroidPIT differs, claiming it is LG that will be given the contract again.
Google coming up with two phones?
Even though Google displayed an LG Nexus 5 device during its I/O conference while announcing support for USB Type C connectors in Android M, it cannot be said if the new phone will have the same look and feel. As of now, it is still not clear when Google will launch its new Nexus device, how it will look, or what will be its price range.
However, there are reports that this year Google is looking to launch two new phones. So if such is the case, we can assume that one each will be made by Huawei and LG. An earlier report from Android Police claimed that LG will manufacture one of the devices code-named Bullhead, which reportedly features a 5.2-inch screen, while Huawei will produce the device code-named Angler with a 5.7-inch screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC and a 2,700mAh battery.
Google going back to LG is no surprise
LG made the Nexus 5, which was more popular than the Motorola-made Nexus 6. Therefore, Google’s going back to LG must not come as a surprise. However, nothing has been confirmed as of now.
AndroidPIT reports that LG will not base the design of the upcoming Nexus on the LG G4, but rathers will build the phone from scratch. The new device is expected to be smaller and cheaper than the Nexus 6–two factors that worked against the otherwise-superb phone. Following the average performance of Nexus 6, which had a 6-inch screen and a high price to go along with it, Google’s going back to LG does not come as a surprise.
Google’s Nexus 6 runs on a 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor, has 3GB of RAM, and is non-expandable. It sports a rear camera of 13 megapixels and a front camera of 2 megapixels. The Nexus 6 is packed with a battery power of 3,200mAh and supports Motorola’s Turbo charge and Android Lollipop.
Since Google is all set to release the next version of its mobile OS, Android M, in August, it is speculated that a phone could too be launched around the same time.