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Leaked images of Huawei's 5.7-inch Nexus phone reveal unusual design

Google revealed last week that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be the name of the next version of its OS, which it will officially launch in the next few weeks. The company is expected to unveil two new smartphones as 'showcase' devices for the new OS - both of which have apparently been caught on camera in recent days.

Last week, LG's new 5.2-inch Nexus appeared in leaked images, and today, it's the turn of the 5.7-inch handset that will be announced alongside it, manufactured by Chinese tech giant Huawei. The images were posted by Google+ user Tiesen Fu, and show both the front and rear of the Huawei device.

Along with the requisite Nexus (and smaller Huawei) branding, the rear of the handset is particularly interesting for a couple of reasons. First, the images appear to confirm that this handset will also include an integrated fingerprint sensor - like the smaller LG device - visible as the circular feature just above the Nexus logo.

But more significantly, the photos - if accurate - show off the handset's rather unusual rear design, with a flat sausage-shaped panel at the top of the device, housing the camera and flash (and possibly also the rear speaker). In another image, the rear of the handset is shown with a protective black cover.

The launch of the new phone will mark Huawei's debut as one of Google's Nexus hardware partners, and both companies will no doubt be hoping to make a big impact with the handset's high-end spec sheet, which is rumored to include a Snapdragon 820 processor, a USB Type-C connector, and Quad HD resolution for its 5.7-inch display.

Source: +TiesenFu via Android Police

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