According to a post on Weibo by Mocha RQ, HTC is in line to make both Nexus phones this year, which would be a big win for the company given that Google usually splits the workload between different manufacturers.
Details of these handsets are thin on the ground, but the same leak points to 5.0-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes, down from the 5.7-inch and 5.2-inch sizes we saw last year.
Believable yet suspect
That would make a certain amount of sense, as 5.7 inches seems a bit too big for mass market appeal.
We’d still take this rumour with a massive helping of salt, as it’s very early to be hearing about new Nexus phones and it’s not clear where the tipster got their information from. It’s also at odds with another early rumour that suggests Huawei could be in line to make one of this year’s phones.