Google has sent out invitations to media to attend an event that it is organising on September 29, and most probably the event will see the launch of next-generation Nexus and Chromecast devices.
The search giant might launch not one, but two Nexus smartphones during the event, and both of them will be smartphones. There have been dozens of rumours and reports stating that two Nexus smartphones will be launched, one from LG, and the other from Huawei. Also, it has been reported that the successor to the Google Chromecast will be launched with faster Wi-Fi and more features along with a special music-focussed variant of Chromecast dubbed Chromecast Music with support for Spotify streaming.
The LG Nexus 5X, which is cited to be the name of the sub-5-inch screen-sized variant, might feature a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD display, a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC, 3GB RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage space, a 13-megapixel primary camera, a 4-megapixel secondary camera, and a 2,700 mAh battery. The Huawei Nexus 6P on the other hand will feature a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, a 12-megapixel primary camera with 4K video recording, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
Both these smartphones will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, will feature touch-based fingerprint sensors and front-facing stereo speakers, and come with the latest connectivity options such as 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth Low Energy, Miracast screen mirroring, NFC, and USB Type-C ports. The 16GB variant of the LG Nexus 5X is expected to be priced somewhere around $399 (~?26,000), while the 32GB variant might be priced at $449 (~?29,300). There’s no news on the pricing of the Huawei Nexus 6P, but we will let you know as soon as there’s any official word on it.
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