A new report claims the company has partnered with LG on a second Nexus smartphone. This is according to Artem Russakovskii of Android Police who has in the past been pretty reliable with his leaks.
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this means is that we could look forward to a 5.7-inch model from Huawei and a smaller 5.2-inch model from LG, thus giving customers the choice of choosing between handsets sizes, kind of like what Apple did with the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.
That's an unprecedented move from Google, though it's not a bad idea to offer multiple options at the same time. After all, not everyone wants a massive phablet, and a smaller alternative should mean the company has something for everybody later this year.
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In terms of hardware it is unclear if both phones will sport similar hardware with the display being the main differentiator. Unless Google is trying to make one phone a high-end version and the other a low-mid range model.