San Francisco: Google on Tuesday unveiled its much hyped Nexus phone. The Tuesday event showcased a series of highly-anticipated new products like Nexus phones, next generation Chromecast streaming devices, and a fuller picture of the app development opportunities on the new Android operating system (OS).
More-affordable Android phones make up the majority of the U.S. market, and Google’s latest upgrades are expected to provide comparable features to devices by competitor Apple, like a faster processor, better battery and metallic-colored chassis.
The event also provided viewers with a first-glance of Google CEO Sundar Pichai operating under the fresh Alphabet structure.
The Nexus 5X. It’s got a 5.2-inch screen, and that fingerpint sensor.
Both phones have USB-C charging, which apparently means they’ll charge really, really fast – twice as fast as the iPhone 6 Plus in the Nexus 6P’s case.
The bigger pixels, which both phones also have, is going to be one of the Nexus line’s big selling points by the look of things.
Here’s a demonstration. The first pic is the Nexus 5, then you have the iPhone, and on the right, the new camera:
The 6P is 7.3mm thin, with a 5.7-inch screen. But it’s the same size as many 5.5-inch devices,
It’s got a 12.3MP camera, but with “enormous” pixels that let in more light. And a 5MP front camera, for “the best selfies in the world”.
It also, as we expected, has a fingerprint sensor on the back.