The LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P have been making the rounds officially after tons of leaks. Their price, specs and, in the case of the 6P, strange yet beautiful looks, have been causing an uproar in the community with each trickle of information. Coming into the home stretch leading up to the release date, Google has gone ahead and added the two new phones’ box contents to their support pages.
Both phones come with the usual trappings in the form of a quick start guide and safety and warranty information booklet, neither of which was shown on the support page. Both also come with a SIM ejection tool, confirming that they will, of course, not have SIM access through removable backs.
Both phones come with a USB Type-C to Type-C cable. It will act as a charging cable for both phones and, possibly, somehow act as a sync cable for the Nexus 5X, which for some unknown reason does not include a USB Type-C to Standard-A cable. The Nexus 6P does come with the Type-C to Standard-A cable, allowing you to link it to your laptop or desktop. The dual-sided Type-C cable could presumably link to other phones or possibly even act as an OTG cable for approved accessories, but no information to that tune has made itself known quite yet. That being the case, one can only conclude that Google will reveal more uses for the cable later on.
Moving on to the chargers, we have the same specs for both handsets. The brick, which takes a USB Type-C connection, promises to charge your phone to full life from a dead battery in the course of 97 minutes for the Nexus 6P. Charging time for the 5X was not announced, but will likely be similar, if a little less due to the smaller battery. The brick sports five volts and three amps, putting it far ahead of even the specialized turbo chargers often bought as third-party accessories and mostly coming in at two amps.
Interestingly enough, despite having the same spec sheet for both power bricks, as you can see in the attached images from Google’s support page, the power brick for the Nexus 6P is an order of magnitude larger, indicating that the brick for the 6P may need more throughput or more stabilizing apparatus like capacitors and resistors.
With preorders starting in mid-October for most places and already kicking off in some markets, there is still no word on exactly when new units will make their way to buyers, aside from an ambiguous “later this fall”. With stellar pricing and specs and a strange retail box promising a variety of unique accessories, this year’s Nexus devices are shaping up to be extremely interesting.