This is the most wonderful time of the year for all hardcore Google and Android fans. This year, Google unleashes the new Nexus phones,  the official full blown latest Android flavor, and so much more! Here is all Nexus related announcements that you need to know.

Huawei Nexus 6P – The Bigger, The Better

Huawei’s first Nexus is already gathering rave reviews from all who got to experience it. The new Nexus has a 5.7 Inch display and ergonomic, metallic Mate S like design, which should make it more comfortable to wield than last year’s Nexus 6.

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Both camera sensors in both of Nexus devices launched yesterday include scaled pixel size and wide aperture lens, which should enable them to capture more light to improve low light performance. Besides other top notch specs, which you can check in the table below, Google also introduced Nexus imprint fingerprint sensor on both Nexus devices (more on that in a bit). The Nexus 6P also flaunts dual frontal speakers!

Key Specifications and Features

Model Nexus 6P
Display 5.7 Inch, QHD 2560 X 1444, 518PPI, AMOLED
Processor Snapdragon 810 Octa-core, Adreno 430 GPU
RAM 3GB
Internal Storage 32, 64 or 128GB, No MicroSD card slot
Software Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Primary Camera 12.3MP,1.55 μm pixels, f/2.0 aperture, IR Laser assisted autofocus, 4K video capture
Secondary Camera 8MP, 1.4 µm pixels, f/2.4 aperture
Dimensions and weight 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3mm and 178 grams
Battery 3450 mAh
Others Micro USB Type-C, Single SIM, LED notification light
Price 39,999 INR/ 42,999 INR/ 47,999 INR

The Nexus 5X – Easier To Weild

Not everyone likes a big phone. If you thing Nexus 6 or 6P is a monstrosity, Google has got you covered with the upgraded Nexus 5X from LG. A casual glance on the spec sheet will tell you that this is second to Nexus 6P, but we will gladly take the trade-offs for a more affordable and manageable Nexus experience. For those of you familiar with Nexus 5, the biggest change will be the new fingerprint sensor and improved camera sensor.

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Key Specifications and Features

Model Nexus 5X
Display 5.2 inches, FHD (1920×1080) IPS LCD,  423 ppi
Processor 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 Hexa-core, Adreno 418 GPU
RAM 2GB
Internal Storage 16GB and 32GB, No MicroSD card slot
Software Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Primary Camera 12.3MP,1.55 μm pixels, f/2.0 aperture, IR Laser assisted autofocus, dual LED flash, 4K video capture
Secondary Camera 5MP, 1.4 µm pixels, f/2.2 aperture
Dimensions and weight 147.0 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm and 136 grams
Battery 2700 mAh
Others Micro USB Type-C, Single SIM, LED notification light
Price 31,900 INR/ 35,900 INR

Also Read – Nexus 6P VS Nexus 5X Comparison

Pixel C – Tablet-Laptop Hybrid

Instead of a regular Nexus Tablet, Google has something different this time around. Pixel C is the new 10.2 Inch Andorid slate, which is also the first tablet built end-to-end by Google, designed for productivity oriented users. Working principle is same as, say, Surface Pro 3 or iPad Pro, and a swanky key-board accessory, which firmly and magnetically hinges to the Pixel C is what you will be buying alongside.

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The Pixel C flaunts an Aluminum body design and will set you back by $499 or $599, depending on the storage variant you choose. The keyboard will cost another $149. The tablet will be available by the end of this year and more details about the hardware will emerge close to the launch.

Key Specifications and Features

Model Pixel C
Display 10.2 Inch, QHD 2560 X 1800, 308 ppi, 500 Nits brightness (aspect ratio of an A4 Sheet)
Processor Quad Core NVIDIA Tegra X1
RAM 3GB
Internal Storage 32GB/64GB
Software Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Primary Camera 8MP
Secondary Camera 2MP
Price by $499 or $599

Chromecast 2.0 and Chromecast Audio

Google also showcased Chromecast 2.0 with revamped design and a couple more bright colors. An HDMI cable curls and magnetically latches around, and this should reduce wire mess around your TV. The major improvement however is the new Chromecast App, and better integration of Chromecast in all other Google apps.

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Chromecast 2.0 will support dual channel WiFi, has smarter firmware, stream 1080p content and will cost the same $35 as the last generation dongle.

CHROMECAST AUDIO

Google also introduced Chromecast Audio, another dongle which directly plugs into your speakers and streams music from Cloud and other online sources!

Nexus Imprint Fingerprint Sensor

Google talked about several improvements, but this one is worth re-iterating. Since Android 6.0 Marshmallow includes APIs for fingerprint sensor, we can expect to see them integrated even on budget devices very soon. Google talked about the imprint fingerprint sensor that it has used on new Nexus phones.

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The new sensor can recognize your fingerprints in less than 600 milliseconds. The best thing is, that it learns more about your fingerprint and the way you scan it and thus will improve its accuracy with time.

Nexus Protect

Google is also offering two year insurance with Nexus phones, apart from the standard 1 year warranty, for a little extra money.  You can get the insurance on Nexus 5x for $69 and for Nexus 6P at $89 if you purchase from Google Store.

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The insurance will cover you against accidental damage for 2 years and you can claim replacement phones twice for a deductible of $79. Most people will get replacement phones within 24 hours of filing claim.

Conclusion

Google had an interesting event last night and this pretty much sums up what you need to know for now. You can also watch the event stream again on Google’s Youtube channel.

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