Leaked! Huawei’s Nexus 7 prototype shows off its new features

With Samsung having launched the Galaxy S6 Edge+ last Thursday and Apple's next iPhones' launch dates over a month away, gadget-hunters have now zeroed in on the next Nexus phones, purported to be the next big step up for Android.

A series of leaks rocked the web over the weekend, principally about the Nexus 7 being built by Huawei. What we have so far heard about the gadget is that it is a 5.7 inch phone and may contain feature like Android M, fingerprint sensor, Chrome custom tab and Android Pay.

Well, some of our expectations seem to have been confirmed recently. Serial tipster @OnLeaks has suggested that Huawei's Nexus phone will contain a 5.7 inch display, a USB Type C, front facing speakers and a fingerprint sensor on its rear panel.

French tech website NoWhereElse also jumped into the hype, sharing a video that showed a Nexus 7 prototype with a primary camera sensor, a USB Type-C charging slot and a fingerprint sensor on its rear panel.

As per reports, LG is also working on a Nexus 7 variant with a smaller 5.2 inch display. The smaller variant, like Huawei's, may contain a USB Type-C port and a fingerprint sensor.

If you thought that the Nexus 5 has paved way for the Nexus 7 and will not be seen again, a fresh new leak suggests that LG is working to bring back the Nexus 5 back from the grave. The leaked image shows a Nexus device with a camera lens and a fingerprint scanner on its rear panel.

While the partnership with Google is vital for Huawei to expand its influence in Europe and the United States, Nexus 7's autumn launch may also coincide with the launch of Google Play Store apps in China.

We are keener to know if the launch will also coincide with Apple's iPhone 6S launch come September. Things will be a lot more interesting if that happens. We can't wait.

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