Google is expected to announce two new Nexus phones on September 29 at an event in San Francisco, says a report from CNET. The images and other details of the two devices have already been leaked several times. One of these devices will be manufactured by LG and the other by Huawei.
No details on price
Nexus phones have traditionally been launched by Google at relatively small events, but the tech firm holds just one event every year, so who knows big this event will be. The Google Nexus from LG is expected to be smaller than the one from Huawei. It will come with a polycarbonate shell just like the one used in an old HTC One X, and will also feature a fingerprint sensor on the back. This device will sport a 5.2-inch screen.
For now, there is no information on the pricing of these two devices. Nexus phones have always been relatively cheap, which is a necessary to boost sales. The trend towards inexpensive, high-quality Android phones has been gaining steam in 2015. On the other hand, making a passably good, unlocked Android device is no big deal these days.
Google Nexus could help Huawei expand in the US
Google Nexus from Huawei has more interesting features, and will come with a giant 5.7-inch screen, with a large camera module on the back. The device might also have a fingerprint sensor, according to the report. This new phone is the first Nexus from Huawei. The company has done very well in India and China with other products. Both devices will have a USB Type-C charging port.
Nexus 5, built by LG, helped the company a lot in establishing itself in the U.S. market, and similarly Huawei will be hoping to grow outside China with the new Nexus 6 device.
It is being assumed that both the devices will serve as showcases for the new version of Android dubbed as Marshmallow. Google announced the new OS for the first time at the I/O event earlier this year. The new Android OS will come with improved battery life management and many more features. It will also replace Google Wallet with Android Pay.
There has been no word from Google yet regarding the possible launch of the Nexus devices.