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Claimed Huawei Nexus 6 gets early debut in render video

Last year’s Nexus 6 met lukewarm reception, but can this year’s Google phablet redeem the smartphone series?

While we can’t say for sure, a new render video that purports to be the Huawei-built Nexus 6 gives us some indication about what to expect.

The video comes courtesy of prolific – and generally reliable – rumour spinner OnLeaks.

“The renders are based on detailed blueprints of the device sent out to third-party accessory manufacturers ahead of the phone’s release,” writes comparison site uSwitch, an official partner of OnLeaks.

It continues: “According to our sources, Huawei tested two models, one with a 5.5in display and another 5.7in screen, either of which might be the one that makes it to market.”

Check out the video below:


So what does the video actually reveal?

For a start, the device features a fingerprint scanner on its rear.

What looks like a USB-C port sits on the bottom of the device. Offering faster transfer rates and a reversible cable tip, we’ve already seen USB-C on a number of devices, including Apple’s new 12in MacBook.

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Of course, both Google and Huawei have yet to reveal anything about the new phone, so take this report with a pinch of salt.

It’s also worth mentioning that Google is also tipped to be working with South Korean tech giant LG on a new Nexus 5 device for 2015.

Both handsets are expected to launch in October or November this year, but we don’t have a release date confirmed at this point.

Also note that the phones will mark the debut of Android M, Google’s next mobile operating system.

What do you want to see from Google’s next Nexus handset? Let us know in the comments.

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