LG is no stranger to making Google-branded smartphones. After all, LG was responsible for not only the Nexus 4, but also the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 5X. These days, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are made by HTC, but things might look a little different in the next generation. A device codenamed the LG Taimen could be the official successor to the current Google Pixel XL.

It’s not completely clear whether this is the same leaked phone with the weird screen resolution, but it could be. According to a bug report uncovered by 9to5Google, LG is working on a device codenamed “taimen.” Based on the hierarchy under which the bug is supposed to be reported, this would position the phone to be the next Pixel or Pixel XL.

A Google rep requested that the bug entry, which you can find under Google’s Issue Tracker, should be closed and moved to Android > Partner > External > Taimen > power. Aside from the name and the partner connection, though, we really don’t know very much about this device.

Does this mean that LG is making one of the next Pixel phones and HTC is making the other one, similar to how Huawei made the Nexus 6P while LG made the Nexus 5X for the same generation? Is the Taimen going to leverage LG’s flexible OLED display technology and that’s why Google wants to work with them again?

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