Google has two new Nexus smartphones in the works, according to rumor. The devices are being made by LG and Huawei, respectively.
The speculation comes by way of the @OnLeaks twitter account, which has convinced many in the industry of its reliability with past predictions. LG’s new Nexus will be similar to the Nexus 5 in design, with a slightly bigger 5.2″ display and a rather long height to accommodate two speakers. The Huawei device, meanwhile, is going to resemble the Nexus 6 with a big 5.7″ display. It will also feature a metal chassis and – backing up earlier speculation – a Snapdragon 820 chip.
Notably, both devices will feature rear-facing fingerprint sensors, continuing the broader trend that has seen such biometric technology become standard on mid- and upper-range smartphones. In the case of the new Nexus devices, it could prove particularly important, as the Android M operating system has been build with native fingerprint sensor capabilities. We don’t yet have any information about when these devices will launch, but it’s quite possible that they will be among the first new Android smartphones to really take advantage of Google’s new mPayment platform.