Reports have surfaced claiming HTC will build Google's next-generation Nexus smartphones. Codenames for the handsets have leaked, along with display sizes.
With the rapid pace of technology, it's no secret that most smartphone manufacturers are usually well into working on their next great future device while launching their latest devices.
Tim Cook recently revealed this when speaking with Charlie Rose for 60 Minutes.
"When we launch a product, we're already working on the next one. And possibly even the next, next one. And so yes, we always see things we can do," Cook said.
Apple's upcoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus began making headlines a few weeks after the company released the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The pair is expected to adopt a new design that will be so thin that the company will reportedly drop the standard 3.5mm headphone port in favor of Lightning-equipped headphones or wireless Bluetooth headphones.
Google has just joined Apple in next-generation flagship smartphone speculation, as reports have surfaced that the company has chosen HTC to build its two new Nexus smartphones, which are expected to be released later this year.
The pair will replace Google's current Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X and, according to a reliable tipster, the HTC Nexus smartphones have been codenamed T50 and T55.
Allegedly related to HTC Nexus devices codenames are: T50 T55
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) January 19, 2016
LlabTooFeR posted the following to Twitter: " Allegedly related to HTC Nexus devices codenames are: T50 T55." The T50 will reportedly feature a 5-inch display, while the T55 will pack in a 5.5-inch screen.
If the rumors are true, this will mark HTC's return to manufacturing a Nexus smartphone. The company built Google's first smartphone, the HTC Nexus One in 2010, and most recently partnered with Google on the Nexus 9 tablet in 2014.
As always, it's best to take rumors of unannounced and highly anticipated devices with a huge grain of salt. This surely won't be the last time you'll hear about Google's next-gen Nexus smartphones.