Google is planning its answer to Apple's new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. New details regarding the Huawei Nexus phablet have leaked ahead of its Sept. 29 launch event.
Apple just unveiled its latest and greatest iPhones, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, and the company just announced that it is on pace to beat last year's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus record-breaking 10 million units sold during first weekend sales. The company also highlighted that sales of its new phablet, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus have been exceptionally strong and exceeded its own forecasts. The iPhone 6s Plus is currently sold out worldwide, and customers looking to order the device from Apple's online store are facing a three- to four-week delivery estimate.
This news appears to prove that more and more consumers are looking to make the leap to larger display smartphones that border on small-sized tablet territory. Samsung has also seen strong sales of its current flagship phablets, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, which both feature 5.7-inch displays, and Google is readying its own high-end phablet, which is expected to debut later this month,
Google has enlisted Huawei to build its next-generation Nexus phablet, and leaked images have shown the device will sport a thin aluminum shell and feature either a 5.5-inch or 5.7-inch quad-HD display. The Huawei Nexus phablet is expected to be unveiled alongside the LG Nexus 5 (2015) at a press event on Sept. 29, and the device has just made an appearance in an online benchmark, revealing most of its key specs.
The Huawei Nexus phablet is listed by its codename of "Angler" and is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The handset will be powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 810 processor and include 3 GB of RAM, which should provide a snappy user experience. While the phablet's internal storage isn't listed, previous reports have shown the device sporting 64 GB of storage, though it's also expected to be offered in a 32 GB variant as well.
The Nexus phablet is also believed to adopt a USB Type C port in place of the more common microUSB found on most Android smartphones. Rumors suggest it will boast a high-end 21 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front-facing shooter, along with a large 3,500 mAh battery.
With Sept. 29 fast approaching, we expect Google to begin sending out invites for its Nexus smartphone and phablet event, and we'll keep you posted on any additional details as they become available.