Google announcement recap (NEXUS 5X, NEXUS 6P, 2015 Chromecast)
Google delivered what fans were hoping to hear with their announcement of the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and a refreshed Chromecast. Here is everything you need to know.
The long sought after sequel to 2013’s LG Nexus 5 is making its successor proud. Nexus 5X owners can look forward to a long list of overall improvements.
Google has suggested it will likely hit Canadian shelves later this month ,making it one of the first Android devices on the market rocking Android 6.0 Marshmallow (cue salivation). On the hardware side it’s looking like Google has justified the starting $559 price tag. The 5.2″ FHD (423 ppi) display is built tough with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and even has a fingerprint and smudge-resistant coating.
Powering this pocket-sized Android you’ll find a 64-bit (mmm) Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor at 1.8HGz and 2 GB of RAM. The 2,700 mAh battery is equipped for fast charging through the devices USB-C port and claims to offer 3.8 hours of use from 10 minutes of charging.
The 12.3 MP camera is guaranteed to be a high performer in its category with IR laser-assisted auto focus, 4k (@30fps) video capture and a big push for better performance in low-light.
The Nexus 6 made waves last year by being one of the largest smartphones on the market. At 6″ this may have been a tad too large for the average phablet fan. Stepping in with a manageable form factor the Nexus 6P is ready to step out from under the large shadow its predecessor had cast.
Those looking to pick up the 6P can expect a slightly high price point starting at $699. We’ll give the big G some credit as there seems to be quite a bit of value packed into that pricetag. Android 6.0 Marshmallow will of course be front and center as the device ships out – no big surprise there. Stepping it up from there the 5.7″ WQHD AMOLED display (518ppi) is even tougher than its little brother using Corning Gorilla Glass 4 while it still makes use of the same fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating
Powering this year’s Android phablet flagship you’ll find a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor at 2.0HGz and 3 GB of RAM. The monstrous 3,450 mAh battery is equipped for fast charging through the devices USB-C port and claims to offer 7 hours after 10 minutes of charging!
The 12.3 MP camera is just like that found on the 5X with IR laser-assisted auto focus, 4k (@30fps) video capture and even better performance in low-light.
They just made one of our favorite media streamers even better.
Bumping up the price tag in Canada to $45, Google promises that new Chromecast will deliver an even more seamless experience when streaming your favorite content from your phone to your TV or speakers.
Are Google’s new goodies tempting your wallet? Which device will you be picking up and why? Let us know in the comments or reach out to us at @TypicalGeeks.