Two New Nexus Smartphones unveiled by Google
Two new Android system ‘phones has been unveiled at a news conference in San Francisco, both with operate under the new Marshmallow Android operating system, amongst the benefits of this new system is up to 30% longer battery life.
The new smartphones are called the 5X and 6P the latter is made by the Chines Company Huawei and is the larger of the two devices with a 5.7-inch ultra-high definition screen it also has the first Nexus that has an all metal body. Google also claim that the 6P has the best ever camera that has been fitted to a Nexus phone, the back facing camera has the Sony senor and is 12.3 megapixels and can take better pictures in low light. The very large megapixel camera is larger than found on other smartphones and that includes the iPhone. The front facing camera is an impressive 8 megapixel and the ‘phone has a fingerprint scanner on the back; charging the battery is through USB Type-C port, to allow for fast charging.
Turning to the 5X, this is made by LG and according to Google spokesman Dave Burke; this is an update of the “much loved” and “iconic” Nexus 5 which was released in 2013. This also has a 12.3 megapixel camera on the back, a 5.2 inch HD screen, a less powerful 5-megapixel front camera and also the fingerprint scanner to the back, charging is also through a USB-C port.
With regard to pricing, as you might expect, the 6P with its higher specification is the more expensive of the two, and will start at £499, whilst the smaller 5X starts at £399, pre orders are being taken beginning on Tuesday.
Google has also announced a new tablet which it has built itself, this is called the Pixel C, which comes with a full-sized keyboard. They have also announced confirmation of its Chromecast streaming device along with another version which can be plugged into home stereo systems and is called Chromecast Audio, enabling users to stream music from a mobile device through their home speakers.