Last Friday, Google sent out press invitations for an event scheduled on Tuesday, September 29, in San Francisco. No clues were provided by the Internet firm on what the event is about, but it promises “tasty new treats and much s’more.”
Google sent different invites for the US and the UK
However, CNET, citing knowledgeable sources, says two versions of the Nexus smartphone can be expected to be announced at the event. LG will reportedly manufacture a smaller version of the new Nexus device, while Huawei will manufacture the bigger model. These two devices will be the first to run the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
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A new version of Google Chromecast could also be unveiled at the event. In its U.S. invite, Google says “join us for some tasty new treats and s’more,” But the “s’more” part is missing in the UK invite. There are plenty of questions to which answers will be known only at the event, which is just days away.
Expected specs of upcoming Nexus devices
The pricing of the two devices is not known for now, but there are reports providing information on possible specs for the phones. The device from LG will sport a 5.2-inch screen and be named Nexus 5X, while the phone from Huawei will have a larger 5.7-inch screen and will be called the Nexus 6P.
Google’s next Nexus 5 is expected to have a full-HD screen with a resolution of 423ppi or a quad HD display with 565 ppi. This phone will be powered with a Qualcomm processor; either the Snapdragon 808 hexa-core or newer Snapdragon 820 processor, and will include 3GB RAM. The handset will probably come with both a fingerprint reader and USB-C. The device will come with a 2,700 mAh battery in an 8 mm thick body, and will have a plastic back finish. Google Nexus 5X will sport a Sony 13-megapixel snapper with laser auto-focusing.
The larger device will come with a screen resolution of 2560×1440 for 515 ppi. The device will sport a 6.6 mm thick metal body, and will be equipped with a slightly raised rear camera of unknown resolution. The device will be powered either with a Qualcomm processor or the snapdragon 810 or 820 processor.