HTC was recently reported to be building this year’s Nexus lineup for Google. Now, a new rumor points to the codenames of two Nexus handsets.
According to the regular tipster and ROM developer @LlabTooFeR, the two HTC Nexus 2016 devices will be called T50 and T55. The codename T50 reportedly belongs to the 5.0-inch display clad Nexus device, while the T55 will feature a 5.5-inch screen.
This also means that LG and Huawei will not have a role in 2016 Nexus flagship lineup. In 2015, LG built the Nexus 5X, while Huawei produced the bigger Nexus 6P. HTC, on the other hand, is not new to Google. The Nexus One, released in 2010, was built by HTC. Later, in 2014, the Taiwanese tech giant made the well-received Nexus 9 tablet with the powerful Nvidia Tegra K1 chipset on board.
At this point, there is no information available to ascertain why Google did not choose LG or Huawei to make its Nexus 2016 handsets. However, during the last quarter of 2015, reports stated that some batches of Nexus 6P handsets are easily bendable. Even though, many tech portals refuted this claim, several others stuck to what they saw and Huawei was criticized for compromising the build quality.
In comparison, the 5X comes with a 5.2-inch display, whereas the 6P features a humongous 5.7-inch screen. However, in 2016, both the versions of the Nexus device will apparently go through a display size cut.
The difference doesn’t stop with the screen size. Under the hood configurations also vary. The Nexus 5X comes powered by a hexa-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 808) chipset and backed by 2 GB of RAM, whereas the Nexus 6P utilizes an octa-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 810) SoC and houses a solid 3 GB of RAM.
Apart from the display size, manufacturer name and code name, there’s no other information available on the Google Nexus 2016 devices. Here, check out the tweet from @LlabTooFeR:
Allegedly related to HTC Nexus devices codenames are: T50 T55
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) January 19, 2016