Google Officially Unveils Nexus 5X & 6P Android 6.0 Smartphones

Google released Android 6.0 “Marshmallow” SDK and final preview last month, and the first stable Android 6.0 release is expected on the first week of October on recent Nexus devices, including the latest Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P just announced by Google.

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P
Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

Here are the specs of the two phones:

  • LG Nexus 5X Specifications
    • SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (MSM8992) dual core Cortex-A57 @ 1.82 GHz  and quad core Cortex-A53 @ 1.44 GHz with Adreno 418 GPU
    • System Memory – 2GB LPDDR3
    • Storage – 16 or 32GB storage, no micro SD slot
    • Display – 5.2″ capacitive touchscreen (1920×1080 resolution), Gorilla Glass 3 with fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating
    • Audio – Front facing speaker, 3 microphones with noise cancellation, 3.5mm audio jack
    • Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, NFC
    • Cellular Connectivity
      • All versions – GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz; single nano SIM card
      • North America – UMTS/WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8; CDMA: BC0/1/10; LTE (FDD): B1/2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/20/25/26/29; LTE (TDD): B41; LTE CA DL: B2-B2, B2-B4, B2-B5, B2-B12, B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-B29, B4-B4, B4-B5, B4-B7, B4-B12, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29, B41-B41
      • Hong Kong –  UMTS/WCDMA: B1/2/5/8; LTE (FDD): B1/3/7/8/26; LTE (TDD): B38/40/41
        LTE CA DL: B1-B3, B3-B3, B3-B7, B3-B8, B41-B41
      • Rest of world –  UMTS/WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19; CDMA: not supported; LTE (FDD): B1/2 /3/ 4/5/7/8/9/17/18/19/20/26/28; LTE (TDD): B38/40/41; LTE CA DL: B1-B3, B1-B5, B1-B7, B1-B8, B1-B18, B1-B19, B1-B26, B3-B3, B3-B5, B3-B7, B3-B8, B3-B19, B3-B20, B3-B28, B5-B7, B7-B7, B7-B20, B7-B28, B40-B40, B41-B41
    • Camera
      • 12.3 MP rear autofocus camera with dual flash
      • Video capture up to 4K @ 30Hz
      • Slow motion at 120 fps
      • 5 MP front-facing camera
    • USB – 1x USB type-C connector
    • Sensors – Fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, digital compass, and hall sensor
    • Battery – 2700 mAh Battery
    • Dimensions – 147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm
    • Weight – 136 grams
  • Huawei Nexus 6P specifications:
    • SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 (MSM8994v2) quad-core ARM Cortex A57 at up to 2 GHz and quad-core A53 with Adreno 430 GPU
    • System Memory – 3GB LPDDR4
    • Storage – 32, 64, or 128GB storage, no micro SD slot
    • Display – 5.7″ capacitive touchscreen (2560×1440 resolution), Gorilla Glass 4 with fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating
    • Audio – Dual front facing stereo speakers, 3 microphones with noise cancellation, 3.5mm audio jack
    • Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, NFC
    • Cellular Connectivity
      • All versions – GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz; single nano SIM card
      • North America – UMTS/WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8; CDMA: BC0/1/10; LTE (FDD): B2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/25/26/29/30; LTE (TDD): B41; CA DL: B2-B2, B2-B4, B2-B5, B2-B12, B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-B29, B4-B4, B4-B5, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29, B41-B41
      • Hong Kong – UMTS/WCDMA: B1/2/5/8; LTE (FDD): B1/3/7/8/26; LTE (TDD): B38/40/41; LTE CA DL: B1-B3, B3-B3, B3-B7, B3-B8, B41-B41
      • Rest of world – UMTS/WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19; CDMA: not supported; LTE (FDD): B1/2 /3/ 4/5/7/8/9/17/18/19/20/26/28; LTE (TDD): B38/40/41; LTE CA DL: B1-B3, B1-B5, B1-B7, B1-B8, B1-B18, B1-B19, B1-B26, B3-B3, B3-B5, B3-B7, B3-B8, B3-B19, B3-B20, B3-B28, B5-B7, B7-B7, B7-B20, B7-B28, B40-B40, B41-B41
    • Camera
      • 12.3 MP rear autofocus camera with dual flash (No optical image stabilization)
      • Video capture up to 4K @ 30Hz
      • Slow motion at 120 fps
      • 8 MP front-facing camera
    • USB – 1x USB type-C connector
    • Sensors – Fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor , digital compass, and Hall sensor.
    • Battery – 3450 mAh Battery
    • Dimensions – 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm
    • Weight – 178 grams

Both phones are clearly high-end phones with fast processors, sufficient memory for most users, and plenty of storage, but there aren’t any innovations that aren’t already found in many phones, except maybe Bluetooth 4.2 and the USB Type-C connector. The two Nexus phones also lack a micro SD slot, abd only come with a single nano SIM card. The strength of the phones are support for Android Marshmallow and the 18-month firmware update window.

Nexus 5X price starts at $379 and Nexus 6P at $499 with 32GB storage, and goes up to $649 with 128GB storage in the US.You can find more details on Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P product pages.

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