Google unveiled 2015’s Nexus smartphones – the LG-made Nexus 5X, and the Huawei-made Nexus 6P.
David Burke, VP Engineering (Android) at Google, introduced the new Nexus lineup, saying the range represented the latest Android software built into the most innovative hardware, meant to deliver “Android as Google designed it.” They will be available via the Google Store, with the Nexus 5X priced starting from $379 for the 16GB model, and the Nexus 6P priced starting from $499 for the 32GB model. Both devices go up for pre-order on Tuesday in Germany, Ireland, Japan, the UK, and the US. They will start shipping from late October.
Both the Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X are the platform lead devices for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and feature specific hardware to power the natively supported features, like the Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor, and USB Type-C.
The Huawei Nexus 6P is the first full-metal smartphone, built out of aluminium, and features a 5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixel) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4; a 12.3-megapixel rear camera with 4K video recording and a f/2.0 aperture; 8-megapixel front-facing camera with HDR+ and a f/2.4 aperture; a 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 SoC; 3GB of LPDD4 RAM, a 3450mAh battery with Quick Charge support providing up to 7 hours of charge in 10 minutes, and dual front-ported speakers. It will be available in Frost White, Aluminium, and Graphite colour variants.A 32GB inbuilt storage variant will also be available.