“Another year, another Google Nexus device” has almost become a cliche at this point, but we’re not about to start complaining. Google has just officially unveiled not just one, but two new Nexus phones in the company’s latest Android-related press announcement. And this time, they’re doing it with two of the world’s leading smarphone manufacturers.
In a post on the Official Google Blog, Google’s VP of Android, Chromecast and Chrome OS Hiroshi Lockheimer laid out the truth about the highly-rumored Nexus 5X as well as the Nexus 6P. Both phones are going to be among the first in the market with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and they both come with features that set them apart from every other Nexus phone that came before them.
First up is the Google Nexus 5X, made with none other than Korea-based LG. This model is apparently a throwback to the original Google Nexus 5, which was also made by LG and still much-beloved by many people to this day.
The Nexus 5X’s main features include a “beautiful” 5.2-inch screen in as compact a body that LG could make, an intruiging new 12.3MP camera that uses 1.55µm pixels, and a USB Type-C port for faster charging and better data transfer rates.
Meanwhile, the Google Nexus 6P is the first all-metal-body Nexus phone, made by China-based Huawei. It uses aeronautical-grade aluminum, according to the official announcement, and comes with a fairly large 5.7-inch screen which sort of makes it the big brother to LG’s Nexus 5X.
The Nexus 6P’s main features are not that far off from the Nexus 5X, as it also has a USB Type-C port for faster charging and better data transfer as well as the same 12.3MP camera. It also runs on yet to be specified 64-bit processor.
Release date and pricing
As mentioned near the beginning of this article, both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will be released as the first phones with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. They can be pre-ordered online through the Google Store in a number of countries which include the U.S., U.K., Ireland, and Japan, but they don’t seem to be available for buyers in the Philippines just yet. The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are priced $379 (around Php 17,733) and $499 (around Php 23,350), respectively.