More smartphones with USB Type-C connectors are expected to hit the scene this year and the Huawei Nexus will apparently be one of them.
For several years now, Google has launched one Nexus smartphone per year, each made in collaboration with a chosen OEM. This year, however, will reportedly mark the first time Google releases two Nexus smartphones, as the company is expected to introduce a Huawei Nexus and an LG Nexus later in 2015.
The two handsets from Huawei and LG are codenamed "Angler" and "Bullhead," respectively, and the Huawei version is now the star of a new leak.
Just a couple of days ago, trusted tipster @evleaks (Evan Blass) revealed that the Huawei Nexus smartphone will rock a 5.7-inch display with a QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, a full-metal build and a fingerprint reader. The leak further noted that the smartphone will to ship in the fourth quarter of this year. The tipster is now at it again, claiming that the Huawei Nexus will sport USB Type-C connectivity as well. More specifically, when asked whether the Huawei Nexus will have a USB-C port, @evleaks simply replied "yes."
Considering that Google just revealed that its upcoming Android M will support both fingerprint readers and USB Type-C connectivity, it would make sense for a new-generation Nexus smartphone to boast these features. Nexus devices typically serve as launch vehicles for the new OS version, showing off the new capabilities and functionality.
While fingerprint readers have graced a number of handsets so far, the USB Type-C connectivity is just starting to hit more devices. The smaller USB-C (pictured above) not only allows for faster data transfers, but also simultaneous battery charging. More devices will likely come with USB-C ports in the future, including smartphones, tablets and laptops. It remains unclear for now whether the LG Nexus will sport USB-C connectivity and a fingerprint reader as well, as this leak refers only to the Huawei Nexus.
Keep in mind, however, that it's all based on leaks and speculation until an official announcement, which means it's still in the rumor state. Evan Blass has a good track record when it comes to the accuracy of his leaks, but a dose of skepticism is nonetheless advised until formal confirmation.