Google's media event for September 29th now official; new Nexus models to be unveiled?

Google's media event for September 29th now official; new Nexus models to be unveiled?
Circle your calendar for September 29th. Google has now officially announced that a media event will be taking place at noon EDT on that date. For those of you out West (in the U.S.), that means waking up at 9am PDT to catch the news as it happens. And we do expect some big news in the form of not one, but two new Nexus phones. We also could be hearing about a new Chromecast.

One of the new Nexus models is rumored to be coming from LG and could be named the Nexus 5X. This model is expected to come with a 5.2-inch LCD screen, carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. A Snapdragon 808 SoC is said to be driving the handset, with a hexa-core 1.8GHz CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside along with your choice of 32GB or 64GB of native storage. A 13MP rear-facing snapper (with OIS) adorns the back, while the selfies and video chats are covered by the front-facing 5MP camera. Keeping the phone running is the job entrusted to the 2700mAh battery, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed. The stock Android handset supports Cat. 6 4G LTE connectivity.

As they say during those late night ads, wait, there's more. Huawei, a brand that the average John Q. Phonebuyer in the U.S. is not terribly familiar with ("What is this Hoo-ah-wee-eye name on my phone?"), was selected by Google to produce a second Nexus handset, the Huawei Nexus 6p. Obviously a phone called the Nexus 6 will have a 6-inch screen, right? BUZZ. It appears that the Nexus 6p will feature a 5.7-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 810 SoC is under the hood, featuring an octa-core 2GHz CPU and the Adreno 430 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB of internal storage. The camera combo from back to front weighs in at 12MP/8MP, and a 3500mAh battery powers the whole shebang.Android 6.0 is pre-installed.

There was talk earlier this month that pre-orders for both new Nexus models will start on October 13th. That would be exactly two-weeks after the phones are unwrapped. We expect more leaks and rumors about these two handsets to surface over the next ten days, so feel free to check in often. We'll leave the lights on for you.

source: AndroidCentral
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