We may have a date on which Google will unveil its next-generation Nexus smartphones. According to CNET, the event will take place on September 29th. Citing “people familiar with the company’s plans,” the report adds that the company will unveil two new Google Nexus smartphones, one built by LG and another by Huawei.
LG is reportedly building a “smaller” model with a 5.2-inch display while Huawei will offer a larger 5.7-inch phablet. Both are expected to come with fingerprint sensor on the back. They should also be the first devices to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Assuming these rumours pan out, it would be the third time that Google and LG have partnered on a Nexus smartphone. The South Korean company was responsible for both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. As for Huawei, it would be its first Nexus smartphone and likely great exposure for the brand in markets such as Canada and the U.S. where the brand is not as well known.
Should Google unveil two Nexus smartphones simultaneously, it would be the first time it does so. In past years, we have typically seen one smartphone and one tablet. As for the latter, there have been some rumours of an 8-inch tablet so one could still join the new Nexus smartphones at the event.
Less likely is that Google will announce a Nexus smartwatch. With manufacturers unable to customize Android Wear the same way they can with Android, it’s likely that Google feels that a Nexus smartwatch is not warranted.
Here is hoping that Google goes back to its approach of offering its Nexus smartphones at wallet-friendly prices as it last did with the Nexus 5.