Google has recently expanded its smartphone portfolio with the launch of its Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X – priced at $499 and $379 respectively.
While Google choose to partner with Chinese telecommunications equipment and services company Huawei for the Nexus 6P, it had retained LG as a partner for the Nexus 5X.
The company also announced a new Nexus Protect programme for $89 that would provide two years of coverage for both mechanical problems and accidental damage.
Here are five lesser known things about the devices:
‘X’ & ‘P’ in the name
Google stated that ‘X’ stands as the sign of the of the Nexus brand, while the ‘P’ stands for premium.
The 6P runs 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with a 3GB RAM unit. Although there will be no expandable storage, the 6P will be available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB configurations.
The LG Nexus 5X comes with a 64-bit Snapdragon 808 processor with a 2 GB RAM unit. The 5X has a 1,080 pixels display protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and a new 12-megapixel rear camera with 4K resolution video support.
Nexus 6P comes with Samsung display
Google also revealed that the new smartphone packs a Samsung WQHD AMOLED display.
The Nexus 6P has a 5.7-inch screen running at 1,440 pixels resolution along with 518 pixels per inch support.
No wireless charging
The company explained the reason for not using the wireless technology. “We added Qi wireless charging starting with Nexus 4 because plugging in USB micro B was such a hassle! With this year’s Nexii, we support USB Type-C which has a reversible connector so there’s no more guessing.”
The 6P can charge from 1% to 100% within 97 minutes.
The Nexus team claims that the fingerprint feature are encrypted on the device and protected in the memory of the device. “The Android 6.0 fingerprint APIs do not provide any access to the fingerprint material to apps.
Fingerprint features never leave the device and are not shared with Google. In case of losing the device or theft, users can easily find, lock, and erase your phone using Android Device Manager.
Same rear shooter
Both Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P use the 12.3 MP rear camera with a f/2.0 aperture and laser auto-focus.
“Both phones have been developed in such a way that they can take better photos indoors and low-light conditions. We have achieved this with the large 1.55 micron pixels sensor,” a company spokesperson said.
The Internet giant has also introduced a new burst mode and a slow motion video mode.