Google it seems will again be gifting HTC the honor of making Nexus smartphones for the masses. According to a new report, the Taiwanese company has been signed up for crafting two new pure Android offerings with 5-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes.
If the news is to be believed then Google is going with the same approach it went with last year – that of releasing two Nexus devices with different screen sizes. This is move that has definitely been taken in order to better compete against Apple’s iPhones which too are coming in two sizes these days.
5-inch displays are preferred by those with small hands and also by those with a linking for previous-gen smartphones. As for 5.5-inch panels, they are liked by people with large hands as well as those who don’t want to want their phones to also serve some purposes of their tablets.
Seeing this, Google had released the 5.2-inch Nexus 5 and the 5.7-inch Nexus 6P last year. These handsets have been made by LG and Huawei respectively. But an analyst from China has said on Weibo (via GSM Arena) now that HTC has been chosen to be the sole supplier of this year’s Nexus phones.
The company is currently in quite a mess due to low sales numbers of its current lineup. However, it does have prior experience on making Nexus phones as it was responsible for making the first ever such device. Moreover, it has even crafted the advanced Nexus 9 tablet which is available in the market right now.
Right now, we’re on the border on believing whether or not this news regarding HTC’s involvement in the Nexus program is true. We’ll let time pass and see if more evidence of the same emerges.