Google Unveils the Nexus 5X & Nexus 6P running Android Marshmallow

At a Special Event held in San Francisco, Google unveiled the much anticipated Pure Android Flagships of the company. This time around there are 2 devices. One made by LG called the Nexus 5X and One made by Huawei called the Nexus 6P.

Let’s checkout both devices in detail now.

Nexus 5X

The Nexus 5X is a much improved version of the Nexus 5 which was released 2 years ago. The Nexus 5X is an evolution on the original design with added features and running the latest version of Android – Android Marshmallow right out of the box.

The Nexus 5X has a 5.2″ IPS LCD display with a 1080p display covered with a layer of Gorilla Glass 3.

It is powered by the Snapdragon 808 chipset with a hexa-core CPU, 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 418 GPU. Internal storage is either 16GB or 32GB with no option to expand it.

At the back, the 5X sports a 12.3MP camera sensor with a f/2.0 aperture and 1.55 micron pixel size. It lacks OIS, but it has 4K Video recording and Slow motion video recording. LG has thrown in its IR laser-assisted autofocus and a broad-spectrum dual flash setup to assist taking photos as well.

All of this comes together in a new Camera app that now supports the latest Camera 3.0 API with faster capture speeds and all-around improvements to speed and quality. You can now also double tap the power button to quick start the camera.

The Nexus 5X also has a fingerprint sensor and this will surely take use of Android Marshmallow’s Fingerprint scanning API. It also packs 2 front facing stero speakers for audio as well.

Powering the device is a 2700mAh battery. At the bottom, there’s a next-gen microUSB Type-C port. Unfortunately, the Nexus 5X doesn’t have Wireless Charging built in.

Nexus 6P

Last year Google unveiled the Nexus 6 made by Motorola, and this year Google has unveiled the Next generation of that device called the Nexus 6P made by Huawei.

The Nexus 6P has a 5.7″ QHD AMOLED Display and Gorilla glass on top. There are front-facing speakers to add to the design as well as to provide rich sounds from the device.

The Nexus 6P is powered by a Snapdragon 810 chipset (the newer v2.1). The device also has 3GB of RAM.

For storage you get a new 128GB option apart from the usual 32GB & 64GB options. There is no memory expansions here as well.

The metal unibody comes in plain Aluminum, Graphite, Frost and Gold colors.

The camera is the same sensor found on the Nexus 5X with a new 12.3MP sensor, which boasts large 1.55µm pixels and a relatively wide F/2.0 aperture. This is in addition to the dual-LED flash for promising low-light performance. It records 4K Videos and Slow Motion videos as well. The selfie camera is a 8MP sensor with 1.4µm pixels and F/2.4 aperture.

There is also a fingerprint sensor located at the back that will make use of Android Marshmallow’s fingerprint scanning API. The Nexus 6P has a 3,450mAh. Wireless charging isn’t available this time, but Wired charging is handled by USB Type-C, the new reversible standard that also has native fast charging – 10 minutes charging for 7 hours of use.


That’s pretty much it about the Specifications. Now let’s look at the prices.

Both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are available for pre orders today from the Google Store, and you can pick one up very soon. The LG Nexus 5X is priced at $379 (16GB) and $429 (32GB). The Nexus 6P is priced at $499 (32GB), $549 (64GB), and $649 (128GB).


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