After recent rumors surfaced that Huawei is partnering with Google for the its latest smartphone, an IBT source confirmed that the China-based manufacturer is working closely with the tech giant on the upcoming Nexus device.
Known phone leaker, Evan Blass, have even spilled out the specs, Tuesday, via twitter: “Huawei Nexus sounds impressive so far: 5.7″ QHD w/ metal body, SD820 SoC, fingerprint reader. Ships Q4.”
If this pushes through, this would be Google and Huawei’s first ever partnership as the former have worked with HTC, LG, Samsung and Motorola over the past years.
PCAdvisor, on the other hand, have speculated that the Huawei-made Nexus 5 might sport a 5.2-inch display in full-HD, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras, and a Kirin octa-core processore. It might even be dual SIM phone.
However, WCCFTech reported that a recent leaked AnTuTu benchmark test that scored an outstanding 85,000 points is rumored to be an LG-built Nexus 5 2015.
A massive 85,530 benchmark score by the rumored LG Nexus 5 might be the best performing handset to date as it floored the titleholder for the best performing handset, Galaxy S6, with benchmark score of 68, 157 points. To obtain that mark, the processing capabilities of this phone should overpower Samsung’s Exynos 7420 or the powerful Helio X20.
WCCFTech warned that benchmarks scores, however, are unreliable as it can deliberately be manipulated by smartphone manufacturers to create hype and boost sales.
PCAdvisor added that a higher price tag on Google’s Nexus line is unlikely since it is known for “high-end devices with mid-range prices.”
So what exactly is Google cooking up for its upcoming flagship phone or phones? Several tech sites have speculated that the tech giant are either individually testing the partnerships or will have two separate partnerships which means they might release two Nexus smartphones this year.