Yesterday Google has launched the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, its latest flagship models. The company has showed what the phones are capable of yesterday, but a lot of questions remained unanswered. Luckily, Google has released more information about the two devices on the Internet.
Google’s Nexus engineers opened up a Reddit session where they have revealed the rest of the devices’ properties and also answered questions from the fans.
When fans asked what does the name of the two devices stand for, the team answered “X for the core of the Nexus brand (plus it sounds cool!), P for premium.” The engineers then started to talk about the tidbits of the new phones: on a 10 minute charge, the battery of the Nexus 5X will be capable of powering the device for 4 hours, while the Nexus 6P will be able to be used for nearly 7 hours. The company declared that the two devices will no support wireless charging.
The camera of the Google devices is better than ever. The company have made a few tweaks in the image stabilization software, in order to decrease any sign of blur resulted from hand-shake. They have also added a feature that is called SmartBurst, which will select the best image out of 3 burst shots. Both devices have the same sensor, but the 6P model comes with a few extra options, such as 240fps slow motion capture, thanks to its more powerful CPU.
The team added that all software is accelerated with encryption. The new processor – the ARMv8 – has 64bit support.
Since the company announced a Google-branded table, fans were expecting a Google-branded smartphone as well, the team explained why that did not happen. The team said that if Google will want to release a self-branded phone then that will not be a Nexus phone. The Nexus way is to team up with partners and bring the best from everyone. The engineers said that they were really happy to have worked with famous brands such as LG and HTC, and with the ever-growing Huawei.
Many of the fans also asked why the Nexus 5X only came with 2GB of RAM instead of 3GB. The team of engineers said that Google seeked to find the best balance between affordability and premium technology.
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