A new Nexus phone is a big deal in the world of Android. At the very least it runs the latest version of the OS, free of any carrier or OEM bloat. It ships unlocked and with an unlockable bootloader as well, and its history as a reference device for developers means that it will always have the best support for custom ROMs.
And lucky us, this year we’ll be treated to two new devices!
Invites have been dispatched to the tech press for an event to be held on Tuesday, September 29th, where we will almost certainly see a new version of Android—Marshmallow—along with two new phones. Here’s everything we know about them:
LG Nexus 5 2015 / 5X
- 5.2 inch 1080p display
- Snapdragon 808 processor
- 3GB RAM, 32/64GB storage
- 2700mAh battery
- available in white, black and blue
Huawei Nexus 6 2015 / Nexus P
- 5.7 inch QHD screen
- Snapdragon 810 processor
- 3GB RAM, 32/64/128GB storage
- 3500mAh battery
- available in white and black
I should point out that there are a few conflicting rumours about the Huawei Nexus; what I’ve listed above seems the most plausible from everything I’ve read. Although no prices have been leaked, the 5X will likely be more in line with the price points of LG’s previous Nexus phones.
Fingerprint readers and USB-C charging ports are set to be a new spec for Nexus in 2015, along with front-firing stereo speakers that were made standard with the current Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 tablet. I suspect that the tradition of OIS camera lenses and wireless charging will also continue.
Who’s excited for a new Nexus?