Here’s What We Expect at Google’s Event Tomorrow
It’s that time of the year. If you are an Android fan, it should feel like Christmas, because it’s the time of year when Google unveils the new Nexus phone. And this year is especially exciting since we are expecting two Nexus devices instead of the usual one!
Most of what to expect from these two new devices have already been leaked. And most of the specs and even some leaked images of the devices have been floating around the Internet for months. So we thought we’d do a quick recap of what we can expect from Google’s launch event scheduled for tomorrow (29th September 2015).
The Nexus 5 was released two years ago and was one of the most beloved phones by Android purists. It was the perfect size for a phone with a 5-inch display, which is the perfect size for the smartphone if you asked me. (having used one as my daily phone for a while, I found it the most comfortable sized phone to use with one hand). Due to its huge success, Google has teamed up with LG again (the manufacturer who produced the Nexus 5) to create the Nexus 5X.
The Nexus 5X is rumoured to feature a 5.2-inch display, with 1080p resolution, and is expected to run on a Snapdragon 808 processor with either 2gb of 3gb of RAM. It is also rumoured to have a 13-megapixel rear camera and the 5-megapixel front facing camera. While these are no longer the highest end specs in today’s market, they are more than capable of providing for a flawless Android experience for its users. With the Nexus line, Google was never looking to make the highest end smartphone (with the exception of last year’s Nexus 6) and this philosophy seems to be what is driving the Nexus 5X spec sheet.
In addition, the Nexus 5 X is also rumoured to have a fingerprint scanner plus the new USB type C for charging. The phone is also expected to feature a 16gb and 32gb variant (sadly no 64gb model) with no option to external storage.
The price of the Nexus 5X is not known, but if the Nexus 5 is any indication to go by (which was sold at USD 349/-) we can expect the Nexus 5X to be made available at a mid tier price range of around USD 400/-. If this price point is in fact true, then it may very well be one of the most popular smartphones of 2015, packing good specs and all the pure Android goodness into one very affordable smartphone (as was with the Nexus 5).
Google has decided to join Apple’s philosophy of introducing two sizes of phones (Apple, you trend setter, you..) and the second Google phone expected to be released tomorrow is the Nexus 6P built by Huawei.
The Nexus 6P is the successor to last year’s Nexus 6 made by Google in partnership with Motorola. The Nexus 6 was a beast of the phone with a 6-inch display. The phone was not the most popular phone among consumers partly due to the unrealistic phablet-size screen.
This time around the Nexus 6P is expected to feature a 5.7-inch display which may very well be a more comfortable fit in the hands. It is also expected to feature a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3gb of RAM and is expected to be made available in 32gb, 64gb and 128gb variants. It’s also expected to feature a fingerprint scanner and will also be using USB type C for charging.
Not much is known about the Nexus 6P camera. However, we expect it to be a better camera than what is expected on the Nexus 5X. The price is also unknown but going by last year’s Nexus 6 and the fact that the Nexus 6P will be the more premium phone when compared to the Nexus 5X, we expect the price to be higher than that of the Nexus 5X.
It seems then that Google has opted to create two phones which are different to each other in every way: One very high-end phone and another a mid-tier phone. However, both these phones will also most likely come with Android’s new OS named ‘Marshmallow’ off the box.
As usual, we do have to disclaim that this article contains rumours and of what we expect to see unveiled at tomorrow’s Google’s event. TechAdvisor.lk will bring you full coverage of the event. In the mean time let us know, which Nexus are you most excited for?