We are just under a week away from the unveiling of not one, but two Google Nexus devices. Usually around October, Google presents its latest operating system exclusively on a Nexus device. What makes Android 6.0 Marshmallow so unique is that for the first time, Google releasing two device from two different manufacturers: one from LG and one Huawei. Thanks to Android Police, we have our first look at the retail packaging of the two devices.
The LG Nexus device is expected to be a revamped version of the highly popular Nexus 5 and sport a 5.2 inch screen. We all were wondering what another 5 inch Nexus device would be called since the ‘Nexus 5’ has already been used. Some rumors suggested it would follow Motorola’s naming style by going with ‘Nexus 5 (2015)’. More recently however, rumors suggested it would be called the Nexus 5X.
The leaked packaging of the upcoming LG Nexus confirms that it will indeed be called the ‘5X’. The square packaging is accented by a large ‘X’ with what looks like Android wallpaper. The standard Nexus branding can be seen on the lower right corner whereas the device information can be found in the top left corner. The model in this image is a 32 GB variant; rumors suggest that it will be available in 32/64 GB variants.
The Hauwei Nexus will be the successor to the popular, but massive Nexus 6 of last year. It won’t be quite as large, but with a 5.7 inch display will still be contain the ‘6’ moniker. Instead of going with the ‘X’ at the end of the 6, it was previously rumored that it would contain a ‘P’, which most likely stands for ‘phablet’. That has been confirmed with the leak of the Huawei Nexus packaging.
The Nexus 6P is Huawei’s very first Nexus and will be their biggest launch in the United States to date. While the Huawei Nexus 6P is expected to have higher-end internals and price tag than the LG Nexus 5X, it definitely doesn’t come with more premium packaging. The 6P’s packaging looks identical to the original 6’s, where the top will just slide off the bottom of the packaging.
The two new devices will be unveiled on September 29th in San Francisco with a release date expected to be in October. Specs are all being speculated, but we have this nice table to compare the devices.