A new rumor from inside sources has mentioned that Google will not launch a successor to the HTC Nexus 9 tablet later this year. It is said that the Mountain View company will simply stick to the rumored LG and Huawei Nexus smartphones instead.
The LG Nexus phone is believed to be carrying a 5.2-inch display while the new Huawei Nexus smartphone will be featuring a 5.7-inch display panel. The display resolution on both devices is not known at this point.
The LG Nexus device is supposedly known as the Angler, and is also said to be sporting a 2,700 mAh battery. The handset could be using Qualcomm’s 6-core Snapdragon 808 processor, which has been used in the LG G4 recently. This will be welcome news to Nexus fans, who have been eagerly waiting for a small sized successor to the Nexus 5 flagship from 2013.
The Huawei Nexus phone on the other hand is reportedly carrying the codename Bullhead. It is being said that the device will have a 5.7-inch display, thus acting as a direct successor to the Motorola Nexus 6.
The handset could be featuring the Snapdragon 810 octa core chipset and a massive 3,500 mAh battery, according to the new revelation. This should make it more powerful and battery efficient compared to the Nexus 6.
Both devices should be revealed in October, with a launch expected in November. It will be interesting to see how Huawei will manage the launch of the new Nexus smartphone as it’s an uncharted territory for the Chinese juggernaut.
This also means that there will be no Nexus tablet to look forward to this year, which is a disappointment to fans of Google’s large screen form factor. But at this point, we suggest you take this report with a grain of salt as nothing is set in stone yet