At an event in San Francisco, Google announced that it has partnered with Huawei and LG to make the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones, respectively. The former will cost $ 379, whereas the latter will be available for $ 499; both will be up for preorder starting next today in the US and next week in other markets. There was no word on the India launch of the two smartphones.
The all-new Nexus 6P has a 5.7-inch AMOLED display with QHD (1440x2560p) resolution and comes with the integrated Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor. The smartphone has a 12.3MP rear camera that supports 4K recording and can capture videos at 240 frames per second. On the front is an 8MP camera, the highest resolution for selfie camera for a Nexus smartphone yet. The smartphone features an all-metal body in white, grey and aluminium finishes and comes with front-facing stereo speakers.
Nexus 5X has a 5.2-inch screen and runs on a 64-bit processor. Its camera has a 1.55micron sensor that captures more light, thus delivering better lowlight photos. The camera, which is backed by a laser autofocus for faster capturing, can shoot videos high-resolution 4K videos as well 120fps videos. Google said the smartphone will come with a Smart Burst feature that captures shots at 30fps, and can be used to create GIF images. Available in black, white and blue colours, the smartphone has a 2,700mAh battery.
Both smartphones sport the reversible Type C USB and supports fast-charging; the Nexus 6P charges twice as fast as iPhone 6S Plus, Google said. Android Marshmallow will be preloaded on both Nexus models.
Talking about the fingerprint sensor, Google said it will be built right into Android; named Nexus Imprint, it can recognize fingerprints in less than 600 milliseconds. This means that it can not only unlock the handset, but also works with other apps; it also authenticates app downloads in Play Store and payments in Android Pay.
The new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones will have an integrated Android Sensor Hub that Google said will track “sensor fusion, activity recognition, gesture recognition, movements and low power times.” A use-case Google spoke was that Android Sensor Hub will track when you pick up the handset and turn on the ambient display automatically.