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

Related phones

Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh
Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh

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24 Comments

1. baldilocks

Posts: 1424; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Come on Nexus 5X -- my old Nexus 5 is starting to wear out.

3. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

my 1year old s5 with cm12.1 is starting to wear out too

2. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

5.2 and 5.5 inches just seem do close.

4. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

wait till it gets released so we can know the right size of the screen

6. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Yeah, I think we've seen conflicting reports of it being either 5.5 or 5.7.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Fall tech is looking sweet. There's something for everyone, from every camp.

11. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Exactly, rather than trying to get into pissing contests with each other, we should be happy we live in a time where these types of things are available to everyone. My Dad was born right around the time of the stock market crash in the 20s that led to the Great Depression. He's seen a lot in this life, WWII, the Nuclear bomb used, the introduction of television, a man walking on the moon, and now this explosion of technology. Living through all he did, he's amazed not only at things these devices are capable of, but also about how the younger generation takes it for granted. So rather than getting into arguments that one device is a couple milliseconds faster than the other, why not just be thankful we live now rather than 100 or 200 years ago.

24. DnB925Art

Posts: 1165; Member since: May 23, 2013

With all the new stuff coming out, I can't wait until Black Friday/Cyber Monday to go Christmas shopping, and to look at something to replace/upgrade my OnePlus One on my 2nd line (T-Mo line). So far the candidates are a Note 5, Moto X Pure, Nexus 5X, or ???.

7. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

First time not excited about event especially google's. Last two nexus phones were awesome and better SOCs, nexus 5 had SD 800 when almost every competitor had SD 600 and nexus 6 had SD 805 when others had SD 801. Now they have SD 808 and 810 and competitor have 7420.

14. baldilocks

Posts: 1424; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Are you producing full length movies while compiling spreadsheets in between playing games? If not, you won't even notice processing 'speed'. The difference in the real world, between the 808 and the 820 is something you'd never be able to physically see.

18. P-YWS

Posts: 142; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

If Google plans to charge a high-end price for this new Nexus, like what they did with the Moto-based the last time, it is a over-priced smartphones not worthy of any serious consideration. Without any two or all of the following supports, it is only good for limited geographies or demographics: dual-SIM of dual-4G LTE, micro SD card up to 128GBytes, removable battery, USB Power Delivery charging over Type-C connector. 2K or 4K display is a waste of energy however.

15. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

To be fair, the reason they had a more advanced CPU than most other devices out was more due to the time of the year they were released rather than being ahead of the curve. The difference is this year Qualcomm dropped the ball and really doesn't have much to show. From my understanding, the SD820 won't be available for devices until next year, probably because all of the work they had to do to minimize the issues with the 810. The 820 probably took a backseat to that, otherwise we'd be seeing devices with 820 CPUs this fall.

22. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Google has no problems branching out though if they feel the need to. The Nexus 10 had to use the Exynos A15 dual because the older quadcore SD4 pro in the Nexus 4 didn't support QHD resolutions and used more power hungry cores. But they didn't have to use the tegra K1 in the Nexus 9 or the tegra 3 in the first Nexus 7 or the ti omap in the Galaxy Nexus. They should have just splurged for the Exynos 7420 for both the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 2015.

25. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

While this was more about the time of release having to do with how advanced the hardware is, as far as them using something other than Qualcomm, I could see it with Huawei, but LG has lately stayed with QC. The LG Nexus is basically a modified G4.

27. sgodsell

Posts: 6649; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

They could have also went with an Intel processor as well. They also have to go with a certain price and include other specs as well. For instance they are going with a finger scanner for the first time in a nexus. They didn't have to put that in. Also they are going with cat 6 LTE (300mb), and the best WiFi ac. They didn't have to go with that stuff either. Companies have to make trade offs all the time. It's been proven that the 808 and 810 are fast enough. Considering the nexus 5 and 6 were both using 32 bit quad core processors. So 64 bit 6 and 8 core processors are going to be fast enough to take on almost any users tasks.

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I agree with you. If it had the SD820 I might have been tempted but not tempted at all and I am a phone addict.

8. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

eh I'll pass, both new nexus devices look ugly as sin.

13. baldilocks

Posts: 1424; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Your opinion....

16. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Apart from the Nexus 4 and maybe the Moto Nexus 6, none have been particularly attractive. It's not about how they look...

20. Awalker

Posts: 1957; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I like the look of the LG Nexus except for the placement of the flash and laser focus. Google should have adjoined them.

21. fyah_king unregistered

If it comes with SD 808 or 810. I think the phone is gonna bomb!

26. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3086; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I wonder if there's a new tablet coming.

28. surethom

Posts: 1560; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Cant wait for nexus 5X Lets hope the New chromecase enables you to send direct from PC aswell as just on-line content.

29. drtrigsman

Posts: 55; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Sad they made it bigger. Also sad they added a biometric logger. I still think these Google Nexus are top-tier

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