Rumor mill did well with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

Rumor mill did well with the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P
The rumor mill was all over both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. As far back as February, LG and Huawei were rumored to be manufacturing the new Nexus handsets. That was a pretty risky rumor to spread, because it meant that Google would be releasing not one, but two different phones this year. While LG was a safe bet, having already produced two previous Nexus handsets, coming up with Huawei as the other name was probably an indication that somebody had real good inside information. After all, not too many people would have expected back in February that Huawei would be involved with an upcoming Nexus handset.

A pretty good advance look at the Nexus 5X was disseminated in August. And while most rumors correctly called for a 5.2-inch display, most were looking for a 1440 x 2560 resolution, not the 1080 x 1920 that the device does sport. By August, it was pretty much assumed that the Snapdragon 808 SoC would be inside.

As far as the Nexus 6P is concerned, as recently as August there was talk that the Snapdragon 820 SoC would be powering the phone. However, back in July, analyst Pan Jiutang correctly figured that the Snapdragon 820 would not be ready in time to be used by Huawei. The Nexus 6P went through two different rumored titles before the correct one surfaced. Early on, we knew the device as the Huawei Nexus, and then the Huawei Nexus 6. Last month, we took our first look at the Nexus 6P. And while there seemed to be a question of whether the phone would sport a 5.5-inch or 5.7-inch screen, most called for the glass to be equipped with a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution.

There where some twists in the road, and the rumor mill didn't score as highly as it did with the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus. But overall it was a good performance for the tipsters and serial leakers who passed along their information.

Related phones

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(20h talk time)
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(23h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

How do these (corrected) rumour start, anyways? Do engineer's family members talk to other familiy members about it, then on to their friends?

2. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Probably

7. discharge unregistered

Sony rumors never are true!! Like t mobile was getting the z2?? Was a z3, now the z4? the z5 they will I work at t mobile the z5 should be October!! But don't expect much different than the z3 just a new android 6 marshmallow and maybe a 5.7 inch screen but don't count on that only Verizon's z4v may be true but I hear it's the same the z5v the z4 and z2 are overseas models seems Sony follows a month after Apple launches since the z1s at t mobile a month later reps are told to say nothing but here it is!!

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Maybe, also Android Police seem to have plenty of contacts within Google or close to Google

3. carlemillward unregistered

Rumor had it, that Nexus 6P was one ugly device. That did not turn out true.

4. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Poll says otherwise. Before you shout biased, the Nexus 5X wasn't favoured for the design.

5. Subie

Posts: 2353; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Was still hoping the 5x would get at least 3gb or ram.

9. YourKnowledge

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

Even without the 3Gb of Ram it still has better specs than Nexus 6.

6. discharge unregistered

People that sit on Google all day find the rumors or they pay someone to get the leaks like Apple iPhone rumors are heck if it's money Apple is one to give out that information to get people excited to buy and I'm sure other device makers do too, morso Apple

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