Google Announces The New Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

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Google Announces The New Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

Google has just announced its new Nexus range of Smartphones— the Nexus 5X, priced at $379 and the Nexus 6P, priced at $499.

The new Nexus 6P produced in partnership with Huwaei has a 5.7-inch WQHD AMOLED display  along with 3GB of RAM. It has a Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57 CPU with an Adreno 430 GPU. It boasts a USB Type-C port that can “charge twice as fast as an iPhone”, claims Dave Burke, VP Engineering (Android) at Google. The Nexus 6P also sports a 12.3 MP camera with 4K video recording, along with a 5MP front-facing cam. 

The Nexus 5X is made by LG with a 5.2-inch display and weighs 136 grams. It also has a 2700 mAh battery and a 64-bit processor along with 2 GB of RAM. It sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset with Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 CPU and an Adreno 418 GPU. The phone comes in Carbon Black, Sports White, and Ice Blue and sports a USB Type-C port as well. 

Both phones will run Android’s new Marshmallow update (Android 6.0).The new update will be  rolled out next week to existing Nexus devices.

An interesting feature named “doze-mode” built in Marshmallow claims to add 30% more battery life in the existing Nexus 5, Nexus 6 and the new Nexus range of smartphones. “The Doze mode will tells apps to just chill the hell out when the phone detects it hasn’t been moved in a while,” says Burke.

Some interesting facts revealed by Google today:

  • There are 1.4 billion active Android devices in the last 30 days. “We’re well on our way to bringing the next billion devices online,” says Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google.
  • Google Play is now being used by over 1 billion active users.
  • Since Google Photos launched, people have uploaded more than 50 BILLION photos and videos.

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