Earlier this afternoon I posted the full specs of the Nexus 5X and now its time to tell you about the Nexus 6P. The Nexus 6P is the larger of the two devices, coming in with a display of 5.7″ and is expected to be announced be available for purchase tomorrow at the Google event in San Francisco. The 6P is expected to start at $499.99 and will be the first Nexus device to offer 128GB of on-board storage should you want to go that route. The Nexus 6P certainly has the specs of a flagship but like the 5x, there are some things that make me scratch my head a bit.
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With Android Marshmallow expected to be released tomorrow at the Google event in San Francisco, the inevitable question is which devices that are out there today will get the update. Because of the way that Google handles updates – letting the OEMs do it – The timing and even if a device will see an update is a bit nebulous at best and painful at worst. As we are less than 24 hours away from the event, the list of devices that will be getting Android Marshmallow is starting to become a bit clearer.
The Google event is tomorrow and there is a lot that we are going to see. From a new version of Android to new Android devices, we are going to get a wide range of things to ponder and lust over and there will likely even be a few surprises. There are some things that are a given: Two new Nexus phones, Android Marshmallow and a new Chromecast device. But what else could we see? I think there is a greater that zero chance we will see a lot more from the Googlers.
New Nexus Phones – Probability 100%
Again, this one is a given. We will see not one but two new Nexus phones. The Nexus 5X is 5.2″ device powered by the Snapdragon 808 processor while the Nexus 6P will be a 5.7″ device running the Snapdragon 810 processor. The Nexus 5X is expected to be full HD while the 6P will be QuadHD and both will have over 400PPI so they are going to be ultra crisp and clean viewing displays no matter which size device you choose. The Nexus 6P will come with the option of 128GB storage on board, a first for a Nexus device, while the 5X will come in 16/32/64GB of storage. From a camera perspective, the 6P will have a 20MP camera while the 5X will only have a 13MP rear shooter. Finally, both will have a fingerprint scanner for authentication, something that is supported in Android Marshmallow which these devices will be running.
Most of what we know on the Nexus 5X and 6P are already leaked so I don’t think we are going to see any surprises with the actual release tomorrow. I suspect both devices will go on sale in October.