The new Google Nexus phones are coming: event set for Sept 29th

Google will unveil two new Nexus phones: a regular sized Nexus made by LG and a phablet Nexus made by Huawei at an official event on September 29th in San Francisco, according to CNET. Keep in mind that while this does seem to be confirmed by inside sources, we still have not seen an official invitation for the press by Google.

Google is traditionally unveiling a new Nexus phone each year to showcase the pure, stock version of Android, but this year it will unveil not one, but two devices in various form factors. Both new Nexus phones will run on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

We've already seen a bevy of leaks about these new smartphones, so they are not a particularly well kept secret. Here is what we know about the two phones so far.

First, both phones will have three signature features apart from the latest version of the Android software that they are using: they will both sport dual front-firing speakers, both will have a fingerprint scanner on their back (support for fingerprint scanner finally comes embedded on a system level with Android 6), and both will use the new reversible Type C connector rather than microUSB.

LG Nexus

The LG edition of the 2015 Google Nexus family is said to be a 5.2-inch phone with the following dimensions:

  • 5.2” LG Nexus dimensions: 146.9 x 72.9 x 8/9.8mm
When it comes to specs and features, the LG Nexus should run on a Snapdragon 808 system chip with 3GB of RAM, and feature a 13-megapixel camera with optical stabilization.

Huawei Nexus

Then, the Huawei Nexus is expected to feature a Snapdragon 810 chipset inside, paired with 3GB of RAM. A 64GB version will also supposedly make the cut. All of this will be crammed up under a 5.7-inch display.

The dimension for the Huawei Nexus are said to be as follows:

  • 5.7” Huawei Nexus dimensions: 159.4 x 78.3 x 6.6/8.5mm

source: CNET



1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Can't wait for that long :/

4. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

This month is going to be awesome for tech lovers....

22. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Only 7 more days. Be here before you know it. Release the Beast.

3. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

So many choices... S5 egde vs Nexus 5 vs Z5. Price will probably be the deciding factor.

13. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Stock Android will be the deciding factor for me.

20. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

It's not as easy as you think. Did you know the Xperia Z5 is going to be running stock Android? No Sony skin this time. "On the software side, the Z5 family runs Android 5.1.1, and Sony says "stay tuned" about an Android M update. The good news for virtually everyone but the most die-hard of Sony fans, though? The company's Android skin is no more. Instead, the devices all run a virtually stock Android experience. Sure, there are some differences in iconography, but the general look-and-feel isn't too far from a Nexus device."

24. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

OK, good on Sony, but why the different iconography? What else is changed? Is it really that hard to use AOSP and use apps for everything device specific (like the camera?) Apparently it is.

6. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Android 6.0 will be released on Sept 29. And then a couple more - 6.1.1 and 6.1.2 by November & December. Android smartphone makers will start pushing the updated build from Jan 2016 end, one company will release build based on 6.1 another one will base it on 6.0 while some others will make it on 6.2....Others will wait for Android 7. By then it will be September 2016.. The cycle starts again..

14. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Does that matter to you?

21. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

It matters enough to him or her to post utterly false information (aka troll). Android OEMs have gotten much better about updating to the latest Android build. Some, like Motorola, have even been know to beat Nexus devices to it, releasing the latest build days after it has been announced. Many Android models, especially those from the bigger OEMs, will be running Android M by December. His scenario is what he would like to happen, but unfortunately for him, it won't.

25. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

No, no and no. The only Motorola that has beaten other Nexus devices for being updated to the latest Android is the Motorola produced Nexus 6. OEMs integrate the latest Android builds months after the actual release, oftentimes skip entire generations. In general OEMs have a complete conflict of interest to update the software of their devices, if you don't understand that, you really need help. While Motorola has gotten better in the last few years, I'd call them one of the worst major OEMs with their track record of updating, which is especially bad when you consider they run "mostly stock Android." Bottom line is, if you're buying a non-Nexus device, you shouldn't be expecting updates to be prompt or ever forthcoming. Deal with it.

7. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

well i hope it brings big changes

9. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

They both look like crap xd what the hell is that black bar busniess on the Huawei phone..

11. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

So far not seeing that the Huawei Nexus brings much more to the table than the Motorola Nexus 6. Finger print scanner seems to be the biggest new feature. Don't think I want to buy new cables for USB C just yet, and I would also have to put up with a slightly smaller screen.

12. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

If someone already using the galaxy s6 is it worth it to swap it for any of those nexus upcoming devices.

15. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Only if you want stock Android and quick updates.

17. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

And a phone that does not lag. ;)

19. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

To tell you the truth after the last update the phone run smooth didn't encounter any stutter it's like they reduced lag for like 98% and the memory prob is better but it should need to be improved more, but what bothers me is the battery, n yeh I like to try the stock android to see the difference but what's keeping me thinking twice are the specs of the 2 phones sd 808 and 810 DDR3 not 4, I guess after couple months those specs would be outdated that's what I'm afraid of.

16. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

idk but am not feeling any rumoured nexus handsets so far..the only thing appealing abt nexus this year is android marshmallow. . .

18. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

please stock android with 1440p screen with decent battery life, what ever price, i will buy it.

23. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Idk if I would buy anything with a 810 inside. Also the specs on both phones are kinda thick for me

26. Jeff72

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

810...burn baby, burn. Waiting on the 820. Nexus 5x 2015 might be something I suggest to friends/family, though...that or the Moto X Pure or the price dropped old Nexus 6.

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