Google announce a slew of new products including two new phones, next-generation Chromecast devices, and a new Pixel tablet.
Google unveiled two new Nexus phones: the 5X from LG and the 6P from Huawei. The phones are the first devices to run Marshmallow, Android’s latest operating system.
The Huawei Nexus 6P is a 5.7 inch aluminum phone that comes in three colors: Frost White, Aluminum, and Graphite.
Because phones are functionally cameras, there was a lot of emphasis on the 6P’s photographic abilities. The 6P features a 12.3-megapixel camera —the best camera Google has ever included in a Nexus device, according to Dave Burke, vice president of engineering for Android. The camera can shoot video at 240 frames per second and can also record 4K quality video. It also includes a front-facing 8-megapixel camera which can take high-resolution photos in HDR mode.
Beyond imagery, the phone also features a fingerprint scanner called the Nexus Imprint. The reader is located on the back of the phone, a contrast to competitors, most of whom have embedded fingerprint scanners into the home button on the phone’s screen. The button will enable users to make purchases through Android Pay both in stores and within apps.
The 6P is available for pre-order today in the Google Store for $499 and will begin shipping in October.
The LG Nexus 5X is slightly smaller than the 6P, coming in at 5.2 inches and weighing 136 grams. The phone also comes in three branded colors: Carbon Black, Quartz White, and Ice Blue.
Like the Huawei Nexus 6P, the 5X also touts its photo and video quality. The phone also features a 12.3 megapixel rear-camera and can shoot video at 120 frames per second, allowing for slow motion video capture. It also shoots video in 4K resolution.