Just in! Google Inc. has officially announced their two newest smartphones in their South Korean market. Held in a media event in their Seoul-based office, Google gave members of the press an exclusive first look at the two new Android devices to join their ecosystem: the LG Nexus 5X and the Huawei Nexus 6P.
First off, the LG Nexus 5X comes with a practical plastic build with a weight of only 130 grams. It is built with a 5.2-inch full HD display with a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel sensor on the front, and a larger 2,700 mAh battery compared to its predecessor, the LG Nexus 5. The built-in memory ranges from 16GB and 32GB.
On the hand, the Huawei Nexus 6P is targeted at the more high-end consumers. It sports a full aluminum metal-body with smooth edges that provide a better grip for its users to enjoy. There is a 5.7-inch Quad HD display available with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera on the front and a 3,450 mAh battery. Memory options include 32GB, 64GB or 128GB.
Both devices come with an improved 12.3-megapixel camera on the back with Broad-spectrum CRI-90 dual-LED flash, f/2.0 aperture and 4K video recording. Another thing that’s new for these Nexus devices is the positioning of the fingerprint sensor, which is far from the traditional home button placement just like on iPhone devices. Instead of the home button, the fingerprint sensor has been situated on the back of the body, where the index finger of the user would naturally be positioned. This makes for an easier access to the sensor.
These two devices were launched in the US in the later part of last month. Apart from being new Nexus models, they are also the first to officially support the latest Android operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Additionally, these new devices are set to be equipped with Google’s mobile payment system called Android Pay. However, no further announcement has been made about it. Officials over at Google promise that they are “working very hard to expand it internationally.”
The Nexus 5X is set to start selling next Tuesday, with mobile carriers in South Korea accepting pre-orders through their online shops for $442.80 (509,000 Won) for the 16GB variant and $494.57 (569,000 Won) for the 32GB variant. Meanwhile, only the 32GB variant of the Nexus 6P will be available in the coming weeks at a price of $582.36 (670,000 Won).