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Huawei's Nexus phone just got outed in all its glory

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Renowned leaker Evan Blass, aka @evleaks, has posted what he claims are the impressive specs of Huawei's upcoming Nexus device.

Although LG is also apparently creating a Nexus device (rumoured to be the Nexus 5 2015), Huawei has also been rumoured to be working with Google to create a larger phablet-sized Nexus as the follow-up to last year's Nexus 6.

According to @evleaks' tweet, the Huawei Nexus will indeed be a phablet device, with a large 5.7-inch screen and QHD (1440 x 2560). This is slightly smaller than the Nexus 6's 5.96-inch display, but with the same resolution, leading to a higher pixel density.

Biometrics

It's also claimed that Huawei's Nexus device will come with a built-in fingerprint scanner, allowing you to unlock the phone with just a touch.

Because it is a Nexus device it will be a showcase for Android M – Google's latest version of its mobile operating system – and it's been rumoured that it will include fingerprint support natively, so we wouldn't be too surprised to see that feature here.

Considering the 140 character limit of Twitter, @evleaks actually packs in quite a bit of information into the tweet, as it also states the Huawei Nexus will come with a metal body, SnapDragon 820 chip, and will launch in the fourth quarter of this year.

So, with a large high-res screen and a brand new top-of-the-line processor, the Huawei Nexus could be one hell of a smartphone. @evleaks has a history of being bang on the money, so here's hoping.

Matt Hanson
Matt Hanson


Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Computing and Entertainment, looking after two of the best, and most exciting, channels on the site. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made. He's also a huge film and TV fan and Marvel geek, and his favorite recent film is Dune.