Huawei, the Chinese firm that manufactured the well-received Nexus 6P smartphone last year, has recently registered a trademark for “Huawei 7P.” Speculations are suggesting that the company is either working on a successor for Nexus 6P smartphone or Nexus 7 2013 tablet.
The trademark for “Huawei 7P” was filed on April 7 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The description section for Huawei 7P with USPTO does not clearly mention whether it is a smartphone or a tablet.
The Huawei Nexus 6P that was launched as a successor model for Nexus 6 by Motorola has been appreciated for its topnotch hardware and stock edition of Android. According to 9to5Google, the Huawei 7P will be a smartphone that will come out to replace Nexus 6P. It is speculated to feature 5.7-inch Quad HD screen, a Snapdragon 820 or 823 SoC and 4 GB of RAM.
Other tech sites have reported that the Huawei 7P will be a tablet that will be launched to succeed the 7-inch Nexus tablet from 2013. The reason behind it is that the search engine giant follows a pattern of naming the Nexus devices according to their screen sizes. Hence, the Huawei 7P is speculated to launch as a 7-inch Nexus 7P tablet.
Previous rumors suggested that Google will be releasing two Nexus smartphones this year. Both the Nexus 2016 smartphones will be built by HTC. One smartphone will be launched as Nexus 5X successor that will feature a 5-inch display whereas the other will be released as Nexus 6P successor that will house a 5.5-inch screen. Both models will be the first smartphones to arrive pre-installed with Android N OS.
As far as Google Nexus 2016 release date is concerned, the arrival of the new Nexus smartphones as well as Huawei 7P tablet may be timed with the release of the final version of Android N. Speculations are rife the final Android N 7.0 build will be available by July. Hence, the new Nexus devices are pegged to release in the third quarter of 2016.