Google debuts Nexus 5X & 6P, manufactured by LG and Huawei respectivelyBy Robin-Leigh Chetty 30 September 2015 | Categories: news
When it comes to Google's Nexus range of devices, the company has always embraced collaboration, often outsourcing the hardware and manufacturing aspects to established names in the industry to focus solely on the software sides of things. The same rings true of Google's new batch of Nexus devices, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. What's interesting about these two devices however, is that they are each manufactured by a different company, competitors you might say.
The Nexus 5X is put together by LG and the Nexus 6P by Huawei. What's is perhaps even more intriguing is despite these two companies having vastly different ideas on design, just take a look at the LG G4 and Huawei P8, they were still able to keep the look of both devices the same, while having their logos embossed on the back cover.
"The all-round champ is back," according to Google when it comes to the Nexus 5X. Featuring a 5.2" (1920x1080) display up front and Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor internally, the Nexus 5X seems to tick all the right boxes. Sticking with the processor, it features a split between a quad-core Cortex A-53 and dual-core Cortex A-57 chipsets, clocked at 1.44 GHz and 1.82 GHz respectively.
Added to this, is a 12.3 MP shooter on the rear and 5 MP front facing one that should take care of most of your photo needs. Furthermore, Google has gone for a 2700 mAh battery, with USB Type-C port to facilitate fast charging. As such, Google says it can deliver up to four hours of battery life from 10 minutes of fast charging.
Moving on to the larger Huawei built device, the Nexus 6P sports a 5.7" (1440x2560) display, which delivers a supreme 518 ppi pixel density. In case you were wondering, that is indeed more than the new 5.5" Huawei Mate S' 408 ppi. Along with the great display, we find an split octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor doing the heavy lifting. This split sees a quad-core Cortex A-53 chip clocking at 1.55 GHz and a quad-core Cortex A-57 reaching a speedy 2.0 GHz.
Google has also given the Nexus 6P 3 GB of RAM and the choice of 32 GB, 54 GB or 128 GB onboard storage options, but sadly no SD slot should you need more. In terms of cameras, the rear supports a 12 MP primary option, with a 8 MP version pulling duty on front. Just like the 5X, the 6P features fast charging, with 10 minutes plugged in serving up at least seven hours of battery life from the sizeable 3450 mAh unit.
As far as pricing and availability goes, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are already primed for pre-order in the States, with a hefty $380 and $500 price tag respectively. For local consumers looking to get their hands on it, your best bet is to trawl Orange's online store, as the Nexus devices are not normally found in the conventional retail spaces.
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