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Google Unveils Two New Smartphones


Earlier today, Google pushed out a blog post which officially revealed the two newest additions to the Nexus line of phones. The Nexus 5X, which has built in collaboration with LG, and the Nexus 6P, which has built in collaboration with Huawei. This comes after months of speculation and leaks concerning what Google had in store for us this year. The Nexus 5X will start at $379, while its beefier older brother the Nexus 6P will start at $499 USD. Both phones are available to pre-order starting today.

The Nexus line of phones has been growing in popularity these last few years. One of the most popular Nexus phones was the original Nexus 5 which was also built in collaboration with LG. After releasing the Nexus 6 last year in collaboration with Motorola, Google has made the decision to let LG have another go at making them a phone. This was a very obvious decision seeing the popularity and overall durability that the Nexus 5 had, with a fair chunk of its users still using it. I myself own a Nexus 5, and can definitely agree that it was a very good phone two years ago when it came out, and is still a reputable contender in today's market.

Now in terms of specifications, we'll start off by discussing the arguably closer contender to today's other flagship smartphones, the Nexus 6P. The Nexus 6P is the first Nexus phone with a full-metal body that has ever been made. It features a huge 5.7" AMOLED display, a slight decrease from the 6" display on the Nexus 6 and it features the new USB-C port for fast charging. The phone houses a 64 bit Snapdragon 810 CPU and proudly sports a 12.3 MP camera which can apparently take stunning shots in any type of lighting condition and record 4K video.

The Nexus 5X on the other hand does not have a metal body like its older sibling, but instead features a rounded plastic frame. The phone features a 5.2" screen, smaller than the Nexus 6P and it has the slightly less powerful Snapdragon 808 CPU. What the Nexus 5X does carry over is the same 12.3 MP camera, also capable of recording 4K video, as well as the USB-C connector. All in all the Nexus 5X is supposed to be a lighter version of the flagship Nexus 6P.

Both of these phones will come pre-loaded with Android Marshmallow, the fastest version of Android to date. The two phones will also include a new fingerprint scanner, conveniently called Nexus Imprint. The scanner is located on the backside of the phone, right above the signature Nexus logo that you find on most Nexus devices these days. What do you think? Are you going to buy either one of these phones? Are you impressed with what Google has to offer this year? Leave your thoughts below!

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