Information given to Droid-Life by one of its sources claims that the names chosen for the upcoming pure Android phones will be ‘Nexus 5X’ and ‘Nexus 6P’. The first of those is a name we’ve heard before. It was rumored recently that this is the name picked out for the LG-made Nexus smartphone. Nexus 6P is new to us however, and is purportedly the moniker chosen for Huawei’s larger Nexus. Although naming plans could change between now and launch, the site claims this is unlikely since the announcement is expected before the end of this month…
Rumors of two new Nexus phones have been doing the rounds for some time now. One is expected to be made by LG, while the other is manufactured in partnership with Huawei. If rumors so far have been true, we’ll see two sizes of Nexus in a single year for the first time. As the supposed names suggest, LG’s screen will be closer to 5-inches, while the Huawei’s display size comes close to 6-inches (5.7-inch, most likely). Both devices are expected to share some features, while hardware design will be distinct. Both will likely have USB Type-C, as well as a fingerprint sensor on the back to take advantage of Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s built-in fingerprint recognition tools. With Google’s major push in to mobile payments, NFC is surely a nailed-on cert too.
It will be interesting to see which route Google takes this year in regards to pricing. Huawei’s latest handsets haven’t been particularly budget-friendly, while LG’s last Nexus was incredibly good value for money. Speculation suggests the 5X could be priced at the $400-mark, similar to the current Moto X Pure. Let’s not forget last year’s Nexus 6 was one of the most expensive smartphones on the market when launched. Thankfully now you can pick one up for just $349 online which is, quite frankly, a steal.
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