It’s pretty needless to say that the excitement for Google’s next set of Nexus smartphones is high, but until now we haven’t seen much in terms of the design. Today however Android Police has gotten their hands on the first image of the new design.
The image, a re-creation based on information obtained by Android Police, shows the basic design of both upcoming devices. It’s believed as of now that Google will release two phones both with the same design with varying dimensions and screen sizes. Specs should also be more or less the same with top-tier Snapdragon processors, 4GB of RAM, and Android Nougat under the hood.
Looking at the design we can see the that majority of the phone is composed of aluminum however there is a large portion on the back of the phone made from either glossy plastic or glass. This section will likely act as a “window” for the antennas, NFC, and other sensors (wireless charging anyone?). The rear of the phone also adopts a fingerprint sensor just like the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X and a “G” logo on the bottom. There’s no guarantee that this will stick around by the final release.
What are your thoughts on this design? Love it? Hate it? Personally I’m on the fence, but I can easily see it going either way. We should be getting more details on these devices over the coming weeks, so stay tuned! Nexus season is here!