Google is getting ready to unveil a couple of new Nexus phones next week, and a fuller picture of the new devices has emerged during the past few weeks via a series of leaked photographs.
Both new Nexus phones are shaped like the iPhone if looked at from the front, with the familiar horizontal grill bars at top and bottom of the display. Both phones run Google’s latest mobile operating system, Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). The OS and the phones offer NFC chips and native fingerprint readers which, among other things, will be used to authenticate users for Android Pay mobile payments.
Some glamor shots of one of the phones, the LG 5X, appeared today on Android Police, showing the three color versions that will be available — white, black, and ice blue. The 5X appears to have a smooth plastic back, rounded at the edges.
Reports say the 5X will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. It will likely have a 5.2-inch 1080p display.
Here’s another image from Android Pit.
And FindYogi dug up an early listing of the 5X on Amazon India, listing a full set of (unconfirmed) specs.
The other Nexus phone that will be announced is the 5.7-inch Huawei 6P, the larger of the two new Nexus phones. Android Police and others believe the new phone will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC (system-on-a-chip), feature a USB-C port, and come in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB versions.
Design-wise, Huawei build an odd-looking rounded bar around the camera sensor and flash on the back of the phone.
We’ll have full coverage of the September 29 Google event where the new phones will be officially unveiled.