Google's Upcoming Nexus Smartphones Will Be Called Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P
Google will likely announce their two new Nexus smartphones, one made by LG and another a larger version from Huawei, by the end of this month. Now, a recent report claims that Google will brand these two smartphones as Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.
The report came from Droid-Life and it is not clear why, the company choose to put an X at the end of one and a P at the end of the other, rather than using a consistent naming scheme, like 5X and 6X.
We have heard "5X" as a suggested name for a few weeks, but this marks the first mention of a "6P" moniker. The report claims that the LG device will carry the Nexus 5X label, while Huawei device, which is considered as a premium Nexus device, will carry the Nexus 6P label. The LG device will have a 5.2-inch display while the Huawei handset will sport a 5.7-inch inch screen, hence the "5" and "6" designations.
Specs of the Nexus 6P have it possibly sporting a 5.7-inch QHD display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor, fingerprint scanner, 3,500-mAh battery, as well as a USB Type-C connector. The Huawei Nexus smartphone will be available in three storage options: 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB.
While the LG Nexus smartphone will feature a 5.2-inch screen, a rear fingerprint scanner along with a metal frame and plastic rear and will have a USB Type-C connector and 2,700-mAh battery. In addition, the front panel will showoff dual-stereo speakers. Other rumored specifications include a 3D camera along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset. On the camera front, the smartphone will have a 12.3-megapixel camera and a front-facing 5-megapixel camera. The device will be available in 16GB and 32GB models.
Leaked photos have shown that these two devices look very different from one another and sports a different look than the previous Nexus lineup. These two Nexus smartphones are speculated to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which Google may announce at an event on September 29.
Of course, there is always a chance that things can change between now and each phone's announcement, which would happen by the end of this month.
Both phones are expected to be announced alongside a new Chromecast at an event on September 29. While they are obviously continuations of Google's Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 lines, the phones appear to be sequels in name only.