Google recently announced a launch event on September 29 in San Francisco where we will almost certainly see the unveiling of the two new Nexus phones apart from the new Chromecast dongle .
A flurry of leaked details around Google’s new Nexus devices – tipped to being manufactured by LG and Huawei – have already given us a glimpse of what to expect from the event. To start off, Google for the first time is set to launch two Nexus smartphones.
Google has thus far worked with HTC, Samsung, LG, and Motorola for Nexus handsets. The company is expected to add Huawei to its list of partners this year. HTC-made Nexus One was the first Nexus smartphone launched back in 2010, while with Samsung the company launched Nexus S in 2010 and Galaxy Nexus in 2011. The company changed gears and joined hands with LG for next two Nexus handsets – Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. Meanwhile, formerly Google-owned Motorola made the last Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 6.
Several leaks have so far claimed that out of the two Nexus smartphones – the smaller is being manufactured by LG, and the larger by Huawei. A recent leak also pointed to the names of the handsets being the LG Nexus 5X, and Huawei Nexus 6P, corroborating to previous leaks. Then, retail packaging ‘confirming’ the two names surfaced, and the LG Nexus 5X was listed on Amazon India, without a price but with specifications in line with recent leaks, as mentioned below.
One of the reports claimed that the new Nexus 5X would be priced more than the original Nexus 5. It may be available at a starting price of $ 399 (approximately Rs. 26,500) for the 16GB model, while the 32GB would cost $ 449 (approximately Rs. 32,999). To recall, Google Nexus 5 was launched in India back in 2013 at a starting price of Rs. 28,999 for the 16GB and the 32GB variant at Rs. 32,999. So far there has been no word on the pricing of the Huawei Nexus 6P smartphone. Leaks however have suggested that both the new Nexus smartphone would made available on the same day.