Today’s launch event by Google was one of the much awaited and heavily anticipated programmes of this year. There were many rumours about what we would behold during this event and most of them were confirmed overtime by company officials. The main highlight of the event though, was the launch of the new Nexus phones. And guess what, we are getting two of them this year in the form of Nexus 5X and the 6P.
Dave Burke took the stage, giving us news of two of the most anticipated smartphones of this year. The new Nexus phones were announced by him to be the Nexus 5X and the 6P. He then started off details about the 6P.
The Nexus 6P is a very beautiful handset indeed. With a 5.7-inch WQHD AMOLED display, the device looks spectacular. What’s more is that the device has very tiny bezels, making it all the more attractive and sleeker.
It is manufactured by Huawei and has a full metal bodied design which is composed of anodized aluminum. The device is pretty slim too, at just 7.3mm. It comes in with a USB Type-C port that can charge the device twice as fast as an iPhone 6 Plus, apparently. You also get stereo, forward facing speakers.
The camera sensors on this beast are huge too. The rear shooter is a 12.3 megapixel “Sony imaging sensor”, while the front-facing camera is a 5MP one.
The fingerprint security system of the Nexus also gets a brand. Google calls it the ‘Nexus Imprint’ and it is, according to the folks at the web giant a “seamless way of authenticating with your fingerprint.”
And without a doubt, it comes out of the box with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. You can get this device in frost white, aluminum and graphite colours.
Moving on to the 5X, it is built around Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 processor. The processor architecture is apparently going to be 64 bit. It has got a 5.2-inch 1080p display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection over it. The device has been manufactured by LG and it sure looks like it. The camera sensors are 12MP rear and 5Mp front and the rear camera is 4K videos shooting capable. This device, like its other sibling, is also USB Type-C enabled allowing for faster data transfer and charging speeds.
The battery on this beast has been rated to be 2700 mAh and it will also house an Imprint sensor for authentication and security.
The Nexus 6P camera has been optimized for indoor use and has 1.55 micron pixels which means they are huge. It will use a laser-detect autofocus technique and Google has also gone up a notch and compared the Nexus 6P snaps with those taken using an iPhone 6S and 6.
The cameras support slow motion video too. The 5X supports up to 120 fps while the 6P can go up to a whopping 240 fps.
You also get many new gesture controls and voice controls in these smartphones like the ability to voice search from the lockscreen itself. The battery life on these smartphones has also taken a turn for the better. Google says that when the screen is turned off, the average battery life is 30 percent longer.
The smartphones will be available to you through the Google Store which is present in two dozen countries and in over 50 languages. They are both available for preorder today in the US, UK, Ireland and Japan. You could also get these phones at retailers outside the US.
The 5X starts at $379 and the 6P will cost you $499. Both of the phones are expected to start shipping later in October.
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