A couple of days ago Google officially has introduced its next-gen Nexus smartphones during a press conference held in San Francisco. As a follow-up to the press conference, members of the Nexus team Hiroshi Lockheimer, David Burke, Krishna Kumar, Sandeep Waraich held a Reddit AMA yesterday morning. They answered a lot of questions about the company’s latest devices and they also shed some light over the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P naming convention.
When asked “What does the ‘X’ and the ‘P’ stand for?,” Android Executive Hiroshi Lockheimer responded that “X for the core of the Nexus brand (plus it sounds cool!), P for premium.” So there it is guys, nothing outstanding about the names of the two devices, contrary to what the rumors have suggested.
Nexus 5X is some sort of an upgrade for the original Nexus 5 which was released in 2013. It has the same nice rubberized back while bringing a slightly bigger 5.2-inch screen with Full HD resolution. The latest LG from Nexus also comes with a 64-bit hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 / 32 GB internal storage, and a 12.3 MP / 5 MP camera combo. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, USB Type C connector, a 2,700 mAh battery and, of course, it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
The Huawei Nexus is hands down Google’s flagship phone for 2015. It’s a premium phablet with a metal design and a protruding black glass band on the back that it’s protected by Gorilla Glass 4. Gorilla Glass 4 protection was also used for the Quad HD 5.7-inch AMOLED display of the handset. Nexus 6P is more powerful than its little cousin, sporting a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 (version 2.1) processor paired with 3 GB of RAM. It it’s available with 32, 64, 128 GB of native storage and is kept alive by massive 3,450 mAh battery. It also features a fingerprint reader, USB Type C, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.